How do I sign up for the competition?

  • You do not need to "sign up" before the competition deadline. As long as you submit your pitch video by July 15th 11:59 PM (PST), you are entered into the competition.


Does it cost money to participate?

  • No, submission is free.


When is submission due?

  • July 15th 11:59 PM (PST)


Can I work with somebody else for my pitch video?

  • Yes, teams can have up to four students.


How do I submit the project?


How do I know if my submission was successful?

  • You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.


Is it safe for me to upload a video of myself to this competition? Am I required to show my face?

  • It’s completely safe to include yourself in your video; we will not be sharing your content to people other than the judges without your consent. You are not required to show your face if you don’t feel comfortable.


Where can I find help and/or resources?


Do we have to be a middle school student to participate?

  • Yes, our competition is only for middle school students in the 2019-2020 school year.


Do I have to be a Washington State student in order to participate?

  • No, our competition is open to all students!


How will we be judged?


When and how will we know the winners?

  • The awards will be announced on July 29th before 12 PM (PST). They will be announced via email and on our website.

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