Rules Clarifications & Procedures

Rules matter. Know the rules as set forth by the National Science Olympiad organization. 


The Official Rules Clarifications and FAQs apply to all states and all tournaments and originate at the National level. Kentucky will follow national rules unless otherwise stated below. KYSO encourages all participants to check the National Rules Clarifications page to view questions and clarifications already submitted and/or to submit your own rule clarification question. 

2023-2024 Kentucky Rule Clarifications

Any additional state-level rule clarifications will be determined after the final event rules for the 2023-2024 season become available.

2024 Rules Manuals

The Science Olympiad store with all new 2024 material is open. For the 2024 season, the Division B and Division C Rules Manuals will be FREE ONLINE for the public in a PDF format. Simply fill out your contact information and agree to the Terms of Service, and the Rules Manuals are yours on your laptop, tablet or phone. Those who wish to order print copies of the Rules Manual may still do so. The Science Olympiad Mobile Rules App will no longer be available. You will have to enter your email address manually, if you copy and paste the email address it may not work.

For more information on the 2024 rules manuals, please visit the National Science Olympiad website here.