Who Can Compete?

Team Structure

  • Three or four students in the same grade and state
  • One Team Advisor


Students must be enrolled in either 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade at a U.S.-based public or private school, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school abroad or a U.S.-based home school. All students must be a U.S. Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident in order to participate in the competition.

Team Advisor

Team Advisors must be a teacher, coach, counselor, or leader in a youth organization and at least 21 years of age. Team Advisors must have access to an active email account. A parent may serve as a Team Advisor as long as the parent is known at the student's school/organization and has education or youth leadership experience while also meeting the other eligibility requirements of a Team Advisor.