Coordinators — Order contests for your 2021 Regional Challenge from December 2020 through February 26, 2021.
As a Regional Coordinator, you will be sent an electronic Registration Log Template in Excel that includes students who have participated in your region in past years. Please update and add new contestants, then return your updated log within a week of your event.
For any questions, please contact: Matthew Beckwith at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rachel Antoine at email@example.com
CONTEST AGE GROUPS
Apprentice—1st and 2nd grades
Freshman—3rd and 4th grades
Sophomore—5th and 6th grades
Junior Varsity—7th, 8th and 9th grades
Varsity—10th, 11th and 12th grades
DETERMINING GRADE LEVEL
All students at all academic levels are welcome to participate in the Preliminary Contest, both individually and at a regional event. Every student who completes a Preliminary Round Contest will be acknowledged with a certificate and a special prize, so everyone is a winner.
TAKING A CONTEST THAT IS BELOW A STUDENT’S GRADE LEVEL
Only students who take the preliminary contest in contracted braille that corresponds to their age-appropriate academic grade level will be eligible to be invited to the Finals. However, to encourage full inclusion and maximum participation in the preliminary round, a student may take any level of contest. Also, the Apprentice preliminary contest is offered in uncontracted braille and also can be taken by students of any age.