Science Olympiad

The September 2020 Challenges have started!

If you are interested in writing a test for future competitions, please fill out the form here.



The event will run from Friday, September 25th, 2020 (3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT) to Monday, September 28st, 2020 (3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT).
Registration ends Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 (3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT).
The three events that will be run are Astronomy, Experimental Design, and Science Bowl.

Science Bowl will be run through Scilympiad as a partner event. Astronomy and Experimental Design will be run through Google Forms as a solo event.


Follow the following directions in order to register for this event.

NOTE: You must have a account to register. If you do not have an account, register here before you continue.

  1. You do not need to register in advance for Astronomy and Experimental Design. However, you will need to register for Science Bowl.
  2. Before competition, we will release a set of Login IDs for ever participating user, through google sheets. Use that to login with the button above to take the test on the test day.
  3. When logging in ("Take Tests Online" button), you will be prompted for your email and password. Use the email and password you registered with in order to login.
  4. You may take the test any time between Friday, September 25th, 2020 (3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT) and Monday, September 28th, 2020 (3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT).
  5. Once finished, results will be posted on and on this website.


All times on days will be 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT.

  • September 15th - Registration for the Science Bowl opens.
  • September 22nd - Registration for Science Bowl ends. There will be no late registration of any sort. (Science Bowl only)
  • September 23rd - Emails will be sent out containing instructions for Scilympiad logins.
  • September 25th - Astronomy and Experimental Design competition starts through Google Forms! Science Bowl competition starts through Scilympiad!
  • September 28th - Event ends!
  • September 30th - Results released.


Will students in college be able to compete?
Yes. Students must be 13 years of age or older, and must be in middle school, high school or college. Post-collegiate students MAY compete.

Will there be prizes?
There will not be any prizes for this month's Monthly Event Challenges.

What do I do if I have trouble accessing the Scilympiad system, before or during my test?
Contact sciolyperson1 on forums or by email (here). If you have questions about the event as a whole, contact bernard on forums or by email (here).

What events will be held in future SMECs?
Future SEMCs will include an event rotation consisting of present and past events. Stay tuned to find out!

Do I have to participate in Science Olympiad at my own school/homeschool in order to participate in this event?
No! The only requirement is a acount.

General Policies
  • Any participant must 13 years of age or older and have an account on to participate.
  • Participants must still abide by the code of ethics and general rules on
  • Events follow past or current Science Olympiad rules found on the Science Olympiad store. Events follow national level rules.
Contact Us

For questions about the event, contact bernard on forums. For questions about the events and tests, contact Sciolyperson1 on forums, or email him at here. Questions can also be posted here.

Disclaimer: By signing up, you are confirming that you are of 13 years of age or older. We reserve the right to remove underage participants from the event. Moreover, by signing up, your personal information such as your Username, School, and state may be shared with members beyond the staff team for the purposes of scoring and running the event. Your username, school, state, and grade may also be shared to the public for results. We reserve the right to disqualify any participant due to suspicion of ineligibility including, but not limited to age restrictions or suspicion of academic dishonesty. Data submitted through Scilympiad will be stored through Scilympiad. Only participants located in the United States may register for this event.

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