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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:

  • All Tennessee preliminary tournaments 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.
  • All teams will compete in preliminary tournaments in six fixed events each week for three weeks – Feb. 13, 20, and 27. Register your team for the preliminary competition by clicking here. The deadline to register was December 18, 2020. Teams that registered after December 18, 2020 will be charged a $50 late fee.
  • View the 2021 Preliminary Event Schedule by clicking here.
  • Award ceremonies will be hosted virtually
  • Teams that qualify at preliminaries will be invited to the State Tournament which will be held virtually on April 17, 2021
  • Returning school registration fees will be $150 for the first team and $75 for all additional teams. New school registration fees will be $75 for each team
  • National Science Olympiad will be sponsoring My SO with monthly challenges and resources
  • Plans for Virtual Coaches Clinics and Virtual Invitationals for Divisions B & C are being considered
  • The 2021 Science Olympiad National Tournament is scheduled for May 21-22, 2021 at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ