2021 Season Update
We at New Jersey Science Olympiad have considered our options and possibilities for this season. We have surveyed the coaches and supervisors and have been in conversations with the National office, as well as surrounding states. We have also talked with our college hosts. Our steering committee met recently to discuss plans for the 2021 season.
The following is the plan for the 2021 season. More details will be coming out as we solidify plans. This information should allow teams to begin planning for their 2021 season.
- We will be holding a single Mini SO Tournament - an all-virtual tournament. We will host one state tournament that all teams can participate in. We will not host regional tournaments this season. There will be no traditional, in-person tournaments.
- The registration fee will not increase. We still have expenses - fees for Nationals, medals, shipping, and other various office fees. We will look to see if we can reduce our registration fee this year, but the fee will not be more than last year's $225/team.
- Registration has not opened yet. We will post information on registration soon.
- The tournament will be held between the middle of March to the middle of April. The exact date is to be determined.
- Teams will be limited to 15 official students plus alternates for the 2021 season and moving forward. Science Olympiad has asked that all states which were allowing additional students reduce the team size to 15.
- We are looking at the possibility of allowing more than one team per school.
- We are looking at which events we will be able to run this year. A lot of this depends on supervisor participation and the adaptability of the various events to a virtual competition.
- If your team is participating in an invitational please contact us stating so. We will confirm that you are registered with us and we will take care of the NJ paperwork when we open registration.
As information becomes available we will make it available here and via our social media channels. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we continue to navigate and solidify plans for this season.