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Getting Started

We are planning for a normal presentation of Academic Rodeo for 2023. However, we will continue to make adjustments when needed. Coaches and Sponsors will be informed of changes by email that occur after the Calendar has been set.
A Tentative Schedule can be found in the Groups and Schedules section below. See Contest Timelines on contest pages after August 1 for final plans for contests.
2023 School/Group Contest Registration Deadline: October 15, 2022.
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 contest page for information and forms.
Step 5 - Primary Contact should register group for specific contests using School/Group Contest Registration Link - See REGISTER link below. Communicate, coordinate, and PLEASE, submit only 1 Group Contest Registration per school.
Step 6 - Communicate rules, deadlines, and expectations to students.
Step 7 - Register students by Deadline for the contest on 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.

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

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