Washington Science Olympiad

Regionals: March 5, 2022 / State: April 9, 2022

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Welcome

Welcome to Washington Science Olympiad's 2021–2022 season! Registration is currently open to all Division B and Division C teams and will close on January 15, 2022. Click here for registration instructions.

Washington will be hosting its regional and state tournaments virtually with accomodations for hands-on and build project components. 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.

For questions, please contact statedirector@washingtonscienceolympiad.com.

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 will be 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. As the registration totals for each region will not be available until registration has closed, the numbers of teams advancing from each region will not be available until after January 15, 2022.

Announcements

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