Essay Competition Online
The essay competition for State will be conducted online and prior to the State Competition again this year.
A practice session will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
The official essay competition will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9:30am - 11:00am.
Essays will be scored by USAD.
Detailed information will be provided for coaches of state-qualifying teams.
Purchase orders and checks should be made out to Iowa Academic Decathlon
and sent to
2901 Melrose AvenueIowa City, IA 52246
Student Code of Conduct, Student Registration, Transcripts, and GPA Worksheets
from Regional Competitions
will be used for the State Competition.
Optional interview forms are the responsibility of the students and coaches.
These should be delivered by students at the time of his/her interview.
If choosing to use an interview form, students should have three copies, one for each judge.
Super Quiz is a collaborative event.
Students in each gpa division collaborate with each other to answer 10 questions.
There is a possible team total of 30 points.
The super quiz score does NOT count toward the team score,
but winners in both large and small schools receive a plaque and are recognized at the awards ceremony.
The Awards Banquet will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids.
Ten (10) banquet tickets are included with the registration fee.
Additional tickets can be purchased for $15 each.
12 top scoring small schools &
12 top scoring large schools
among all regional competitions are invited each year to compete
at State Competition.
(Highest scoring students at each regional, if not on a state-qualifying team, are also invited to compete as individuals.)
2017 State Qualifying Teams
Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Des Moines Roosevelt
Iowa City West
Des Moines North
Des Moines Hoover
South Central Calhoun
Grundy Center/Dike-New Hartford