Rules Clarifications/FAQs

Regional Competitions will follow the event descriptions in the current Rules Manual, and the Regional, State and National Rules Clarifications that are posted on Your Regional website. 

Please research your issue on the National and State clarification and FAQ pages, and submit your questions there.
Akron Regional follows the national and state clarifications over any local clarifications. 

Please email with specific, local questions, or to explain unusual circumstances you witnessed/experienced at an invitational. 
-- Akron Regional appreciates/values fore-warnings on rule ambiguities or rule-stretching so that we can share with all teams and keep everyone on the same page.  
Surprises are bad.  Thank you. 

Aligning with National and State Science Olympiad, questions of the following type will not be answered: those that are already posted, what materials to use, how to build a device, if a device complies to the rules, what will be covered on a test, how to coach the event, test formats or types of test questions.

For Rules Clarifications, click Request for Rules Clarification button. Questions must be directed toward the event rules. For general questions, not related to event rules, select Submit General Questions button. Answered clarifications will be posted on Your Regional website.  We will freeze Clarifications and FAQ’s about two weeks before the tournament, meaning all adjustments posted at the state or national level, after that date, will not be applicable to Akron Regional. See this link for the exact date: