Registration for Dodgen-Walton Mini-SO Invitational

November 14, 2020

Welcome to the Dodgen-Walton Science Olympiad Division "B" Invitational Registration website. Schools interested in participating in this tournament need to complete the Google application form. Teams will be notified of acceptance and then will be provided a link to register at the virtual testing site.

This will be a virtual tournament using the Mini-SO event slate. We are using the 2021 Science Olympiad B Rules unless specifically stated otherwise.


Registration has been extended.

There are a few spaces left in both the top national/state level team flight plus in the newer/less experienced team flight.

Please complete the registration form today! Extra teams will be placed on a waiting list.


Registration Process

  1. Complete the Application form linked here . If you are interested in having your middle school attend this invitational, please complete the application form. The Invitational is expected to fill quickly, so teams beyond the 60 slots will be placed on a waiting list.

  2. After the application form is completed, you will be notified by Kathy about the number of teams that are registered and how to then submit payment. The cost is $50 per team registered.

  3. Once registration payment is received, you will be notified by email as to how to register your team on the virtual testing site. If you are an event supervisor, you will also be given access to create your test. Teams are not officially registered until registration fees are received and processed.

  4. Make sure that each competing team is registered (and paid up) with your own state's Science Olympiad program by November 1st (>1 week prior to the invitational).

Email Kathy at dodgenscioly@gmail.com with questions.

Tournament Details

View the Invitational Letter for additional tournament details. This Invitational for Middle School students is on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Due to the pandemic and virtual nature of the tournament, we will have flexible timing over several days for teams to take the tests. All students from an individual school must take their event test in the same time slot. We expect the testing to be open Thursday through Saturday afternoon with grading to be complete by early the week afterwards. The award ceremony will take place as a live-stream the following weekend, November 21/22. On the virtual testing site, students will be able to take tests with the number of students allowed by the rules (2 or 3 students). All test taking is expected to take place from participants homes.

To keep the cost for the visiting schools lower this year due to the Pandemic, we will give out digital certificates instead of individual event medals and will give out a unique 3-D printed award for each of the winning schools in each division instead of a traditional trophy.

Draft Invitational Schedule and more details coming in early-October.

New Coach Workshop

If you are interested in attending a virtual "New Coach" workshop to be held for an hour on November 14th, click yes on the signup form. If you have questions about how Science Olympiad works, experienced coaches will give you advice during this workshop. The workshop is free of charge. If you are a new coach and you have any questions during this process, email Kathy at dodgenscioly@gmail.com.


*** Each competing team must also be registered (and paid up) with your own state’s Science Olympiad program by November 1st (>1 week prior to the Invitational). No refunds of the Dodgen-Walton Invitational Fee will be provided past October 7th, so please complete your State registration on time. Paying the State dues is a national requirement for participating in Science Olympiad Invitationals ***

* Invitational Letter

Email Kathy at dodgenscioly@gmail.com with questions.