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Tennessee Science Bowl


Eligibility Requirements and Rules

The competition is open to any school or homeschool association in the state of Tennessee. Schools may have two teams if space is available. A maximum of two homeschool teams per county will be selected. Second teams will be selected according to the earliest registration dates (first come, first served).

Students

Non-U.S. Citizen students may compete in the TSB; however, a non-U.S. Citizen student(s) must provide a social security number or permanent resident number in order to compete in the final three rounds of the National Science Bowl. If the regional winning team advances to the final three rounds at the NSB, and if any high-ranking official, such as the President of the United States, First Lady, Vice President of the United States, or other high-ranking official attends the final rounds, the non-U.S. Citizen student cannot compete in those final rounds if a social security number or permanent resident number has not been provided. In addition, if a high-ranking official attends the final rounds, the non-U.S. Citizen student cannot attend the NSB final rounds if s/he is from a terrorist country included on the U.S. Department of State’s list of Terrorist Countries.

Rules

The Tennessee Science Bowl operates according to the rules published by the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl. A pdf of these rules is available here: 2017 Science Bowl Rules (PDF)

In addition to the National Science Bowl rules published at the link above, the TSB will operate under the regional guidelines which are found in this pdf: Regional Guidelines

For more information on seeding of teams for the single elimination tournament, click here: Seeding of teams

Reminders

Only adults will be allowed to observe teams in competition rooms. Non-competing students or children will not be allowed in competition rooms at any time. The first-place team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Tennessee at the National Science Bowl (NSB) on April 27- May 1.