Team Information

Event Participation

  • All teams are required to participate in a minimum of four events and a maximum of six to qualify for team scoring. 
  • Events are divided into three categories.  All teams are required to select at least one event from each category to qualify for team scoring.
  • Event selection must be declared by March 15th. (See Event Sign-Up & Team Declaration)
  • Certain events require reports that must be received by the Paper Submission Deadline. Please refer to our Coach's Deadlines page for information about this year's deadline.
  • Teams which declared an intention to participate in an event, but choose not to, will receive a 1 point deduction in their team score.
  • Certain events will be limited to the first eighteen teams to submit their declaration forms. Please refer to the event descriptions for details.

Number of Student Competitors in an Event

  • All events, except for the Chemical Nomenclature event, requires at least two, but no more than three students to participate.
  • The Chemical Nomenclature event requires three students to participate.

Requesting Event Clarification

Schools may request clarification for any of the events.  The Coach's Corner will be added at a later date - until then, please email Dr. Miriam Gulotta with any questions.  All requests must be posted on the NJCO Discussion Forum.  NEW to 2018 competition, this discussion thread is available on a PBWorks site.  Upon signing up for events, each coach will be emailed the password for the disucssion forum.  This will allow transparency with all questions.  

IMPORTANT:  Requests for Clarification Should be Made by Coaches ONLY

Each school may ask up to two questions per event.  (2 questions per school per event; not 2 questions per team).  Replies will be made within seven days.  Requests for clarification may not be emailed.

Please read through the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS before posting to the Coaches' Corner - thank you!

Coaches' Corner