CP-XIII (2020-2021) Competition Schedule

SCHEDULE UPDATED ON 10/19/2020

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​​​TRAINING EVENTS 

EVENT

DATES AND TIMES (EASTERN TIME)
DESCRIPTION
Exhibition Round 1
June 2-30, 2020
Start: June 2 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: June 30 @ 11:59 PM ET

Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams at 5:00 PM ET on the round start date. 
Exhibition Round 2July 7 - August 7, 2020
Start: July 7 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: August 7 @ 11:59 PM ET
Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams at 5:00 PM ET on the round start date. 
Training Round
September 9 - October 5, 2020
Start: September 9 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: October 5 @ 11:59 PM ET

Training images with answer keys available.
Sneak PreviewOctober 7, 2020
Start: 9:00 AM ET
End: 9:00 PM ET

Practice/Test New Software
One Day - No Alternate Dates 

Training Round II
October 8 - November 11, 2020
Start: October 8 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: November 11 @ 11:59 PM ET
Re-release of training images with answer keys available.
Practice Round
October 22 - November 9, 2020
Start: October 22 @ 5:00 PM ET 
End: November 9 @ 11:59 PM ET

Not scored.  Does not count toward placement.


Competition Dates and times 
(dates are Tentative - May be subject to change)

Teams may compete during the following times on competition weekends. All times are US Eastern Time.

Thursday​, 9:00 AM -  Friday 9:00 PM ET
Friday, 9:00 AM - Saturday, 3:00 AM ET
Saturday, 8:00 AM - Saturday, 11:59 PM ET
Sunday, 10:00 AM - Sunday, 10:00 PM ET


Please refer to Chapter 4 of the CYBERPATRIOT RULES BOOK for procedures concerning severe weather and emergencies.
(NOTE: Scheduling conflicts are not considered emergencies)

ROUND

Dates

Description

Round 1
(All teams participate)
November 12-15, 2020

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete.  Tests basic of cybersecurity skills.
Round 2
(All teams participate)
December 10-13, 2020

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 1, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the State Round.
Round 3
(All teams participate)
January 22-23, 2021
(Two Days only)

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM Eastern, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM Eastern the Friday of the competition round.
All teams may compete with a clean slate. Past performance or participation in Rounds 1 and 2 do not count toward placement. Teams compete against other teams based on skill level for State Awards and Tier Awards.
National Finals Competition
(held in Bethesda, MD)

March 18-22, 2021

National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.