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Getting Started

Dealing with COVID 19 has created many challenges for the Schools and Groups who participate this year and has made it necessary to alter the presentation of most of our contests. See Contest Timelines on each contest page after September 30 for final plans for the specific contest. Current plans are for online versions of all contests except submission contests (Art Contest, Kinder Critters, Writing Contest) and for Academic Challenge Quiz, Engineering Challenge, and Spelling Bee.
2021 School/Group Registration Deadline: October 15, 2020.
Groups may register after this date, but they will not be eligible for contests already in progress or with schedules in place.
Click REGISTER below after August 1 to register your group online.

To Participate:
Step 1 - Choose a Primary Contact for your group..
Step 2 - Determine eligibility for and interest in contests.
Step 3 - Choose coaches/sponsors for the contests chosen.
Step 4 - Direct Coaches & Sponsors to information for contests. Each contest has a page on the website.
Step 5 - Primary Contact should register group for specific contests using School/Group Contest Registration Link - See REGISTER link below. PLEASE, submit only 1 Group Contest Registration per school.
Step 6 - Communicate rules, deadlines, and expectations to students.
Step 7 - Register students by the Contest Deadline in the contest Timeline through the ShoWorks portal. Link is on the General Info or each contest page.
Step 8 - Submit entries for each contest or attend contest according to the Contest Timeline (on contest page).
Step 9 - Understand what awards are given in each contest and correctly relay to students.
Step 10 - Understand the Wrap-up Procedures and plan for attendance at the Awards Celebration (if eligible) and pick-up of entries after Academic Rodeo ends.
Please note that the Awards Celebration for 2021 is expected to be a Drive By Celebration rather than the large gathering usually planned.

For more information about Academic Rodeo, contact Deborah Newman, Director of Academic Rodeo.

School/Group CONTEST Registration

School/Group CONTEST Registration
School/Group CONTEST Registration
Use this online form August 1 through October 15 to register your school or non-school group for Academic Rodeo. Only 1 registration per campus or 4-H group is needed. Groups registering after October 15 are not eligible for any contest that has begun.

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