Welcome

Washington Science Olympiad hosted its regional and state tournaments virtually with accomodations for hands-on and build project components. The single virtual state-wide regional tournament was on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The virtual state tournament was on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Stay tuned for registration for the 2022–2023 season.

For registration questions, please contact statedirector@washingtonscienceolympiad.com. For tournament questions, please contact washingtonscioly@gmail.com.

Washington Science Olympiad Tournament Organizing Team

Sue Murphy, State Director
David Rosi, Tournament Director
George Sun, Tournament Director
Judy Mannard, Scoring & Arbitration
Jana Grote, Scoring & Arbitration

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the format for tournaments be in-person, mini SO, or Satellite SO?

The regional and state tournaments will be neither in-person nor mini SO nor Satellite SO. They will be a hybrid of the mini SO and Satellite SO models where teams will compete from wherever they can. Regardless of where teams compete from, adult supervision will be required.

Where can I find details about how events with device and/or lab components will be submitted and scored?

Details about how events with device and/or lab components will be provided to coaches and teams as they become available. We are working hard to identify ways to adapt these parts of events for our virtual format and aim to provide clear instructions for how students should demonstrate their devices.

Where can I find information about invitational tournaments?

Details pertaining to invitational tournaments will not be found on this Scilympiad page. Please see the Tournaments page of the state website for invitationals in Washington state. Per Science Olympiad policy, registration with our state organization is required to participate in any invitational tournaments. However, registration fees for Washington Science Olympiad only cover regional and state (for qualifying teams) tournament attendance, and most invitational tournaments will have an additional registration fee to cover their costs.

Why is there only one regional for all Washington teams?

All teams in Washington state will participate in a single regional tournament with the main tournament day on Saturday, March 5, 2022. A single regional is being run to unify our tournament organizing efforts and contributions from our devoted volunteers. Teams will not be ranked alongside all other teams in the state but only alongside the teams within the same region. Medals will be awarded by region, and advancements to state will be determined by region.

How many teams will advance to the state tournament?

The number of teams in each division advancing to state from each region is distributed proportionally to each of the regions (Northwest, Southwest, and Eastern). A maximum of two teams per school may advance to the state tournament. See the bottom of the Coaches page of the state website for the formulas used to calculate numbers of advancing teams. For the 2021–2022 season, the number of teams offered advancement to the state tournament is half the number of teams in that regional, by division.

How many teams will advance to the national tournament?

Science Olympiad has announced that Washington state will receive one bid in each Division B and Division C to the virtual 2022 National Tournament hosted by Caltech. These bids are determined by Science Olympiad using numbers of teams registered with each state, so we cannot change the number of bids we receive.

Science Olympiad determines bids by offering all states one bid for each division where there are teams registered. Then, a second bid is offered to the states with the most numbers of teams registered in each division until a total of 60 bids are filled in each division.

How can I become involved with Washington Science Olympiad?

Washington Science Olympiad has several opportunities for joining our state organization. These include Board of Directors positions (3-year terms) and Student Advisor positions (1-year terms, for current students). Self-nominations are accepted and even encouraged, and the deadline for nominations is Saturday, April 30, 2022. Please visit washingtonscienceolympiad.com/boardinfo for the nomination form.

If you are a graduating high school senior or a recent alumnus/alumna, we'd love for you to remain connected with Science Olympiad, whether in Washington or another state. Please fill out our alumni survey to stay connected with us and to learn about opportunities for alumni.

Announcements

April 14, 2022

Results for this year's state tournament are now finalized. There was a minor change to the preliminary results for the event Mission Possible, where the second and third place teams in the event changed ranks. Otherwise, no other event or team ranks changed.

Congratulations to all teams for a great year of science, and a special congratulations to Timberline Middle School, Redmond Middle School, and Tesla STEM High School on their qualifications for the 2022 Science Olympiad National Tournament hosted by Caltech. We know they will represent Washington well on the national stage.

If you are a graduating high school senior or a recent alumnus/alumna, we'd love for you to remain connected with Science Olympiad, whether in Washington or another state. Please fill out our alumni survey to stay connected with us and to learn about opportunities for alumni.

Washington Science Olympiad also has several opportunities for joining our state organization. These include Board of Directors positions (3-year terms) and Student Advisor positions (1-year terms, for current students). Self-nominations are accepted and even encouraged, and the deadline for nominations is Saturday, April 30, 2022. Please visit washingtonscienceolympiad.com/boardinfo for the nomination form.

Thanks again to everyone for a great season of science and learning. We look forward to seeing you all next season, hopefully in person!

Update on April 19, 2022: New Hampshire gave up its nationals bid in Division B and it went to Washington, so Redmond Middle School also will be advancing to the 2022 National Tournament.

March 28, 2022

The Pre-Tournament period has begun, signalling the start of this year's state tournament! During this period, which precedes Tournament Day, teams will compete in events that involve video demonstrations, specification sheets, and/or Google Forms submissions. All participants are required to complete participation waivers, and teams may track the receipt of their submissions via our Google Forms submissions tracker.

  • Participation Release: Before Any Participation
  • Pre-Tournament Starts: Monday, March 28, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Testing Closes: Friday, April 8, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Submission Closes: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Tournament Day Starts: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Appeals: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 9:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Tournament Day Appeals: Within 1 Hour of Event
  • Tournament Day Ends: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Principal Certfiication: Monday, April 11, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 6:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Score Inquiries: Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time

We wish all teams a happy Pre-Tournament competition. We invite anyone to share their feedback and/or gratitude for those who have made this tournament possible.

March 11, 2022

Results for this year's regional tournament are now finalized. There were no changes to any results in either division.

We look forward to seeing teams at the virtual state tournament next month. The state tournament will also follow the Tournaments Manual from the regional tournament, but teams should expect some minor changes/clarifications with some policies and events.

Please see the Coaches Communications document linked above for the full email sent to coaches.

March 9, 2022

Preliminary results for the regional tournament are now available. Thank you for your patience as we prepared these results. With the many event formats and policies, our scoring team worked night and day after the tournament to release these as soon as possible. Please see the Coaches Communications document linked above for the full email sent to coaches regarding regional tournament results, which includes how policies were implemented, procedures for score inquiries, and more.

Coaches may file score inquiries by emailing them to the tournament organizing team (washingtonscioly@gmail.com) with the subject line in the format Score Inquiry: Event Name (Team Number). The deadline to submit score inquiries for the regional tournament is Thursday, March 5, 2022, at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

February 26, 2022

The Pre-Tournament period has begun, signalling the start of this year's regional tournaments! During this period, which precedes Tournament Day, teams will compete in events that involve video demonstrations, specification sheets, and/or Google Forms submissions. All participants are required to complete participation waivers, and teams may track the receipt of their submissions via our Google Forms submissions tracker.

  • Participation Release: Before Any Participation
  • Pre-Tournament Starts: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Testing Closes: Friday, March 4, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Submission Closes: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Tournament Day Starts: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 8:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Pre-Tournament Appeals: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:30 AM Pacific Time
  • Tournament Day Appeals: Within 1 Hour of Event
  • Tournament Day Ends: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 4:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Principal Certfiication: Monday, March 7, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Score Inquiries: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 5:00 PM Pacific Time

We wish all teams a happy Pre-Tournament competition. We invite anyone to share their feedback and/or gratitude for those who have made this tournament possible.

February 4, 2022

The schedule and Tournaments Manual have been posted and are linked at the top of this page. Please review the Tournaments Manual to understand how the virtual regional and state tournaments differ from an in-person tournament. The schedule has minor changes from the previously-posted version.

The organizing team spent a lot of time on the documents and we believe there should not be additional (or major) changes going forward. If any, coaches will be notified and an announcement will be made on Scilympiad. Having been focused on completing these documents, we have not yet put in a lot of time updating Scilympiad (e.g. re-setting dates for this year's submission of team rosters). As well, the organizing team was waiting until teams had the manual/schedule to release/provide info on tournament-provided team folders for uploading test documentation and other tournament-specific forms/processes. We'll send this additional info to coaches soon.

December 18, 2021

The final schedule has been posted to the state website. This schedule is consistent with our Decmeber 11, 2021, update, and includes links to rules for replacement events. More information to come about event procedures and accommodations.

Registration remains open until January 15, 2022. Please see the registration button at the top if this page for instructions.

December 11, 2021

Dates for tournaments have been finalized. The single virtual state-wide regional tournament will be on Saturday, March 5, 2022. The virtual state tournament will be on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

The schedule previously posted to the state schedule was based on an in-person tournament. The board is still revising the schedule for the virtual tournament format. Changes to expect include:

  • Test times that had been posted as 3 blocks or X-Y-Z rotations may move to single sign-on times
  • Possible pre-build submissions for events during week preceding tournament
  • Run It Code It replaces Ping Pong Parachute in Division B
  • Code Analysis remains as the Ping Pong Parachute replacement in Division C
  • Write It CAD It replaces Write It Do It in both Division B and Division C