Rules Clarifications/FAQs

Regional Competitions will follow the event descriptions in the current Rules Manual, and the Regional, State and National Rules Clarifications/Changes that are posted on the San Diego Regional website. Please disregard conflicting information from other sources.

Some submitted requests may be routed to State and/or National Science Olympiad for clarification at that level.

Aligning with National and Southern California 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 the San Diego Regional website. Rules Clarifications and General Questions open September 5, 2017 and close January 27, 2018 for Division B and February 17, 2018 for Division C.