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2017 Team Entry Rules

The 2017 National SeaPerch Challenge will be held at Georgia Tech (GA Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia.  Two hundred teams are expected to compete for the title of National Champion with their SeaPerch ROVs. Students will once again enjoy a “college experience,” as accommodations and meals will be available for all participants on the campus of nearby Georgia State University.

Established and Forming Qualifying Competition Coordinators, in order to reserve positions in nationals, must declare their “Intent to Participate” by submitting their Qualifying Competition Registration Form and adding their event(s) to the SeaPerch Calendar of Events.

Established SeaPerch Qualifying Competitions having conducted one or more qualifying competitions within the 2016-17 timeframe, and having documented evidence of these competitions on the SeaPerch website calendar, may enter winning teams from each competition to the 2017 National Challenge in accordance with the following criteria:

Number of Competing Teams

Number of Qualifying Teams

Up to and including 45 teams

Two (2)

46-55 teams

Three(3)

56-70 teams

Four (4)

70-100 teams

Five (5)

101+ teams

Six (6)


    The ratio of winning middle school to high school teams represented at the National Challenge shall be closely proportional to the ratio of middle school to high school teams competing in their qualifying competitions.

Each team must have its own unique adult chaperone.

Teams must must adhere to the “three-person rule”.  The three-person rule ensures that all chaperones working with children have an additional adult present or there are two or more children with one adult.

 

Forming SeaPerch Qualifying Competitions having plans to hold a qualifying competition for the 2017 National Challenge may send up to two winning teams, provided they hold their competition in the 2016-2017 timeframe and document their competition on the SeaPerch website calendar. Again, the ratio of winning middle school to high school teams represented at the National Challenge shall be closely proportional to the ratio of middle school to high school teams competing in their qualifying competitions.  Each team must have its own unique adult chaperone.

 

Upon completion of a Qualifying Competition, the Qualifying Competition Coordinator will do the following:

  1.  Provide adult leaders of winning teams with the “Qualifying Team Preparation Checklist” (provided by the National Committee in advance of the Qualifying Competition), which contains all the necessary registration links for teams to complete the final registration of their teams and ROVs as well as the housing/meal plan registrations for all participants, and
  2. Within five (5) business days after the competition, submit a list of the winning teams, along with coaches’ names and contact information, to the National Challenge organizers for verification of team registrations.
  3. Additionally, Competition Coordinators will oversee the team registrations to ensure they are completed on a timely basis. Team leaders will be responsible for registering their teams and paying the registration fees, bearing in mind that a team registration will be considered incomplete until payment has been received and verified. Deadline to register and pay all fees is April 21, 2017.
  4. Failure to provide this information within the allotted timeframe will result in spaces being released to the waitlist or reallocated to other properly registered events.
  5. All students and chaperones must sign the “Student Release and Waiver of Liability” and “Code of Conduct” forms and present them at check-in at the National Challenge. Students must have their parent’s signature in order to compete.

Entry Fees

Eligible teams will be able to register for the National Challenge once they receive their team registration link from their Competition Coordinator.  

Separate on campus housing and meal package will be offered via Georgia State (transportation to GA Tech will be provided) for teams and chaperones

Team Registration

ROV Fee - $200 - Only one (1) SeaPerch ROV will be allowed to be used throughout the competition, and once the Compliance Check has been completed on that vehicle, only modifications to that vehicle may be made. No ROV vehicle substitutions will be allowed.

Student - $75 - Registration fee will be charged for each student attending the National Challenge. This registration fee includes an official t-shirt, the Friday night social and Saturday box lunch.

Chaperone Fee - $75 - Registration fee will be charged for each student and chaperone attending the National Challenge. This registration fee includes an official t-shirt, the Friday night social and Saturday box lunch.

Housing and Meal Packages -

Typical two nights plus meals package $150

Students and chaperones will have the opportunity to stay in a Georgia State residential hall for two nights and have four meals in the university’s resident dining hall (Friday - dinner; Saturday – breakfast and dinner; Sunday – breakfast). The package includes two nights lodging in a Georgia State residential hall, linens, and four meals in the residential dining hall. Students will be housed in a residential hall with single beds (linens included). Students will be placed near their chaperones and will be grouped in rooms primarily by teams but also by approximate age and gender.  Team chaperones are responsible for the supervision of students.

Definitions

Established SeaPerch Qualifying Competition

An Established Competition is defined as having a total of 20 or more active middle and high school-level in school, after school and/or out-of-school SeaPerch programs for which the Region has organized and held at least one competition within the 2016-17 timeframe. Documentation of these competitions must be posted on the SeaPerch website calendar.

 

Forming SeaPerch Qualifying Competition

A Forming Competition is defined as having a total of 20 or more developing middle and high school-level in-school, after school and out-of-school SeaPerch programs. The Forming Region must demonstrate that it has made plans to organize and hold a competition sometime during the 2016-17 timeframe. Documentation of that competition must be posted on the SeaPerch website calendar.

 

Competition Coordinator

A Competition Coordinator is experienced in the SeaPerch program and is the point of contact for the Existing or Forming Qualifying Competition. This person is actively engaged in and aware of all SeaPerch-related activities in the region. The Coordinators will be responsible for providing the names and contact information of the winning teams at their qualifying competition, and by following up to ensure that those winning teams have registered for the National Challenge on a timely basis prior to the April 21, 2017 deadline.

 

Middle School

Middle School is defined as less than and including eighth (8th) grade.

 

High School

High School is defined as ninth through twelfth (9th-12th) grades.

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