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As of 3/14/20, we can confirm that nearly every state has officially cancelled all Science Olympiad events; only three events remain.
An Important Message from Science Olympiad - March 11, 2020
Uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the risk of transmission at large indoor gatherings, and multiple cancellations of state tournaments with more expected, has led the Science Olympiad Board along with leadership at North Carolina State University to cancel the 2020 Science Olympiad National Tournament held in Raleigh, NC, scheduled for May 15-16, 2020. According to the CDC, one of the greatest health risks is to the senior adult population, which makes up a significant portion of our teachers, coaches, officials, key personnel and volunteers. While we know this cancellation will be very disappointing to students, coaches, supervisors, and parents after all the hard work that has been put into their season, we must put health and safety first. We encourage teams to look ahead to preparations for next year. Our state leaders will focus on planning events and generating excitement for the upcoming season.
The Governor of North Carolina declared a State of Emergency on 3/10/20; a statement from NC State University prohibiting large campus gatherings was posted 3/11/20:
Check your State Websites for information about local events; as of 3/12/20, most State Science Olympiad Tournaments have also experienced campus closures leading to event cancellations.
Science Olympiad is planning to replay the 2020 Rules for the 2021 season so students can retain and reuse their resources and devices. Here's an explanation of the 2020 Rules Replay from our VP of STEM Education, the National Rules Committee Chairs and the National Executive Board.
Tournament Cancellation Official Letter for use by Airlines
Regional and State Tournament Info - see State Websites
All Tournament Winners Chart by Year
Previous National Tournament Winners Websites by Year, 1985 to now
National Tournament Scoring Policy
At the end of the Science Olympiad National Tournament Awards Ceremony each team’s head coach will be provided one copy of the final scores. Within one hour after the ceremony is completed the head coach may submit compelling evidence of a scoring inconsistency using the Team Ranking Inquiry Form. If the evidence is verified the appropriate points, medals and trophies will be awarded for that team only. Thinking that your team "did better" than scores reflect is not considered compelling evidence. Teams will not be asked to return awards or to relinquish any points. Scores for the Science Olympiad National Tournament are not official until they are posted on the soinc.org website. For more information about Science Olympiad Scoring, please visit our Policies section.