Registration and Team Rules

Competition Registration

To compete in this year's NJCO Competition ,coaches should download, fill out and mail in the team registration form along with the registration fee.  If your school is registering two teams, please fill out two separate forms.  Please see Coach's Information about when the Registration Form is due for this year's competition as well as information about using Purchase Orders for payment. 


Rules about Team Declaration

Schools must declare the make-up of their teams when they select the events their team intends to participate in.

  • in the event that a student drops out from a team after the make-up of its team is declared, a school may fill the spot with another student.
  • no more than two replacements will be permitted; all replacements must be declared by the Paper Submission Deadline.
  • in the event that a team member is unable to attend the NJCO, his or her event partner may present their report on their behalf (only applies to events 1-4)

Rules about Multiple Teams

Schools may register up to two teams provided that:

  • of the two teams, the first must be comprised of at least 10 students, where as the second must be comprised of at least 6 students.
  • the make up of a team is declared upon signing up for events.
  • students from one team are not permitted to switch to another after the school has declared the make-up of their teams.
  • in the event that a student drops out from a team after the make-up of its team is declared, a school may fill the spot with another student, provided that the replacement has not been previously declared on another team.
  • no more than two replacements will be permitted per team; all replacements must be declared by the Paper Submission Deadline.
  • if both teams are competing in events 6, 7, 8, 9 and/or 10 both teams must compete in the same time slot unless approved by Competition Director.

Participation as Individuals

Schools that are not able to form a team of six students may have students participate as individuals.

  • Individual participation is limited to two events by any group of students from any school.
  • Individual participation does not qualify for team scoring.
  • Students from schools sending 6 or more participants must participate as a team.