Bulletin #2
October 15, 2018

I have to do it by WHEN?

The contest officials need a little time to finalize things and get orders to our vendors in a timely manner so we can have the right size and quantity of T-shirts screen printed, contest programs designed and printed, USB drives ordered, and food and concessions arranged.

We ask for your help in getting the following things done:

T-shirt size in profile update deadline*
Oct. 27
T-shirt order will be placed
Oct. 29

Last Day to Register Teams and Pay Team Fees

Oct. 31

Registrar will begin approving teams. (Approval process detailed below.)

Nov. 1

Last Day to Change Team Composition and to Complete Profiles.

Nov. 3

Final Team Approvals. T-shirt order finalized.

Nov. 4
Begin processes: print badges; assign teams to workstations; print sign in sheets, team lists, etc.
Nov. 5

Team Approvals

Teams are eligible to be approved if and only if the team fee is paid in full and registration is complete for ALL team members. Registration is complete when all team members have completed profiles and any eligibility issues have been resolved.

Please note that if you participated last year and your profile has not changed, you will still need to log in to the system and confirm that your profile has not changed, or it will not be considered complete.

Beginning Nov. 1, up to three eligible teams from each institution will be approved. All other teams will be approved only if there is space available on the contest floor. Additional team approvals will be made starting Nov. 4.

Assuming there is space for more teams, the additional teams will be approved on a "round robin" basis, based on when they were created. Fourth teams will be approved, then fifth teams, etc. until all available slots are filled.

If the SoCal Regional Registrar cannot approve a team due to lack of space, the team fee will be returned in full to any team that cannot be accommodated.


Team Fees

The Team Fee is now $128 and the Guest Fee is $32. Payment via PayPal is now open.

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Bulletin release dates

Bulletin - Main Topic
Release Date
Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines
Food and Parking Passes
Deadline to Alter Teams; Environment
Schedule for the Day; Required Forms
Last Minute Announcements and Reminders