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Tennessee Science Olympiad 2021 Season Announcement

The Tennessee Science Olympiad Board of Directors is excited to share plans for the 2021 Science Olympiad tournament season. COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives resulting in multiple ways to conduct school this fall season.

National Science Olympiad has laid out a strategy for continuing student participation that is geared to all students and all teams (available at With respect to Tennessee:

  • The 2021 Tennessee State Science Olympiad Tournament schedule can be found here.
  • Teams that qualified at preliminaries have been invited to the State Tournament which will be held virtually on April 24, 2021. Click here to see what teams have advanced to state. Further details on the state tournament will be shared soon.
  • The State Science Olympiad Awards Ceremony will be held several days after the event on a date TBD. It will be hosted virtually on Zoom featuring a keynote speaker that will be announced soon!
  • All Tennessee preliminary tournaments and the state tournament will be hosted virtually based on the Mini SO model identified by the National Science Olympiad
  • Previously it was announced there would be two build events, in addition to the 16 Mini SO model events, hosted at both preliminary and state competitions. However, build events will not be included in preliminary competitions or the state competition.
  • National Science Olympiad will be sponsoring My SO with monthly challenges and resources
  • The 2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament is scheduled for May 21-22, 2021 at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ