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2020-2021 Kentucky Science Olympiad Registration

Division B (grades 6-9), Division C (grades 9-12)

Welcome back and thank you for your interest in the 2020-2021 Science Olympiad season.

Our office is approaching the KYSO State Tournament on April 10, 2021 as a virtual state tournament with guidance from and in consultation with the national Science Olympiad office.

I recognize how deeply we all would wish for an in-person tournament in the spring. But in considering parity across our regions and teams, the new fiscal constraints of districts related to PPE and travel expenses, and the uncertainty of how the pandemic will shape the upcoming winter and spring months, we agreed that a virtual event is the best decision for the Kentucky Science Olympiad. Making this decision early allows coaches and teams (and our KYSO office) to prepare appropriately.

All of us in the KYSO office are determined to provide the best possible virtual State Tournament for Kentucky Science Olympiad participants.

In order to compete, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Register Online (see below for details)
  2. Pay required membership fees (see below for fee schedule)

Team Composition

Each team has a maximum of 15 students. There is no minimum number of students per team. The first team from each school is designated at the Varsity team, after that, JV teams can be registered.  Some regionals will place limits on the number of JV teams allowed per school in order to accommodate as many schools as possible in their region.


Online registration is required.  Please complete the Online Registration Form as soon as possible and send subsequent payment to the information below. We will use your registered contact information for communication purposes and to confirm your intention to participate in the 2020-2021 Science Olympiad season. Team member registration is not required during this process, only school and Head Coach or designated Co-Head Coach profiles are required. Once registered, Head Coaches or designated Co-Head Coaches may add additional team members to assist with personal team management. 

Membership Fee Schedule

The deadline to register a team was extended to February 15, 2021. 

Fee Schedule (by postmark date):
Teams must register by February 15 and postmark payment by March 15: $75 per team

Teams are not officially registered until membership fees are received and processed.

$75/team covers all Regional, State and National fees. By registering your team for membership, you are not registering for the State Tournament (that will come later), but there are no additional fees for participating in the State tournament. 

Rules Manuals 
For the 2020-2021 season, the Division B and Division C Rules Manuals will be FREE ONLINE for the public in a PDF format on the Science Olympiad Store. Simply fill out your contact information and agree to the Terms of Service, and the Rules Manuals are yours on your laptop, tablet or phone. Those who wish to order print copies of the Rules Manual may still do so. The Science Olympiad Mobile Rules App will no longer be available. You will have to enter your email address manually, if you copy and paste the email address it may not work. 

Payment Method: Checks Only

Make sure to complete School/Head Coach or designated Co-Head Coach Registration prior to adding teams.

To pay by check:

Make check payable to The University of Kentucky, note school name on memo line if school name is not written on the check and mail to:

University of Kentucky
Attention: Taylor Blair
KY Science Olympiad
Funkhouser Building, Room 12F
Lexington, KY 40506

Some schools require an invoice for payment processing.  Please print a copy of your registration to serve as an invoice.