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General Clarifications

General clarifications amend or further explain a problem’s limitations without revealing information about a team’s solution. The clarifications below take precedence over limitations listed in the problem and the rules in the Program Guide, so it’s important that teams keep current on all general clarifications issued throughout the year.

Problem 1: Pirates and the Treasure

Date Clarification
Jan 24, 2023 The use of drones in team performances is prohibited.

Problem 2: Because iCan

Date Clarification
Oct 25, 2022 B7c – The action “uncover something” from List 1: “Uncover” means to remove a physical impediment that prevents the “something” from being seen by the audience and the judges.
Oct 25, 2022 B7c – Lists 1 and 2: “Something” used as part of an action in List1 and in List 2 must be tangible and in the same form while it is both covered and uncovered.
Dec 13, 2022 C4 – Performance Chart: An example of the Performance Chart to be used at each competition site can be found at this link and is also available on the Member Resources page. A judging team member will check off when each action and the simple task are individually considered to be complete. Note: the four required rounds to complete the actions and the simple task may occur in any order and may be completed with more than four attempts.
Dec 19, 2022 B7 – The series of actions that lead to completing a simple task:
The 3 actions and the simple task are presented for score over a total of four rounds. The four rounds may occur in any order and consist of:
One round: action a
Another round: action a, action b
Another round: action a, action b, action c
Another round: action a, action b, action c, simple task
Jan 18, 2023 B7e & B.8 – Signalling attempts for score: All rounds occurring during the performance will be considered attempted rounds for score. In order to receive the score for D9a, the same signal must occur when each round is beginning whether or not the round itself is a successful attempt or not. There are no exceptions for practice rounds or partial rounds.
Jan 24, 2023 B7 – The series of actions that lead to completing a simple task: Each round of actions must end with a different action to receive score. That is, if an attempt completes actions a, b & c but does not complete the simple task it is scored for completing action c if action c had not been scored. If action c was already completed and scored, that attempt will result in no score for that attempt.
Jan 24, 2023 The use of drones in team performances is prohibited.

Problem 3: Classics…The Walls of Troy

Date Clarification
Oct 25, 2022 B10c3 – The original Greek Chorus singing: The singing must be delivered via vocal sounds as a combination of pitch and rhythm.
Oct 25, 2022 D7d – Scoring overall creativity of the Greek chorus’ portrayal: Will include behavior, dialog, and action.
Oct 25, 2022 B11 – The statue: In addition to being inanimate, the statue must be portrayed as being sculpted, modeled, or cast. The statue will then be considered animated by meeting the Program Guide Glossary definition requirements of “character.”
Oct 25, 2022 B10 – The original Greek chorus: May include different performers during each separate required appearance, but all portrayals of the chorus will be considered for scoring in D7.
Jan 24, 2023 The use of drones in team performances is prohibited.

Problem 4: Where’s the Structure?

Date Clarification
October 6, 2022 B7 – The three required structure components: To qualify for scoring, each of the three required structure components must assist in supporting and/or balancing weight when assembled into the final weight-tested structure.

Jan 17, 2023 B7 – The three required structure components: A single piece of balsa wood is not considered an assembled component and would not qualify as being one of the three required components.
Jan 24, 2023 The use of drones in team performances is prohibited.

Problem 5: The Most Dramatic Problem Ever!!!

Date Clarification
Jan 24, 2023 The use of drones in team performances is prohibited.