|Number of Competing Teams||Number of Qualifying Teams|
|Up to and including 20 teams||Two (2)|
|Over 20 teams||Four (4)|
|Over 40 teams||Six (6)|
|Over 60 teams||Eight (8)|
A team is comprised of a minimum of one (1) student and one (1) adult leader.
Teams and spectators will be able to register for the National Challenge on the National Challenge home page. Registration and payment by teams and spectators for the National Challenge will be made directly with SeaPerch National. An on-campus housing and meal package will be offered to teams and families through the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). Registration and payment by all attendees for the housing and meal package will be made directly to USM. Links to both registration sites will be found on the SeaPerch website, www.seaperch.org, by going to the National Challenge home page, which will be opened on January 1, 2014.
A registration fee of $150 will be charged for a team's SeaPerch ROV entry into the competition. Only one (1) SeaPerch ROV will be allowed to be used throughout the competition, and once the Compliance Check has been completed on that vehicle, only repairs to that vehicle may be made during the competition. No ROV vehicle substitutions will be allowed.
A registration fee of $45 will be charged for each student team member and each adult team member attending the National Challenge Competition Day. This registration fee includes an official t-shirt, the Friday night Ice Cream Social and the Saturday night Awards Banquet. There will be no individual banquet ticket sales in 2014.
Any person (classmates, teachers, mentors, advisors, parents and friends) may register to attend the National Challenge by paying the registration fee of $45 to be eligible for an official t-shirt, the Friday night Ice Cream Social and the Saturday night Awards Banquet. Non-registered spectators may observe the National Challenge during the day and observe the award ceremonies at the Awards Banquet in a designated area that evening at no cost.
Individual Package - $90 – Includes two nights lodging in a USM dorm and four meals in the food court.
Students will be housed in a dorm room with two single beds (double occupancy), private bathroom, small refrigerator, microwave, pillow, and linens. Students will be placed on male and female floors respectively near their chaperones and will be grouped in rooms primarily by teams but also by approximate age.
Teachers and Parent Chaperones will be housed in a dorm room with two single beds (single occupancy), private bathroom, small refrigerator, microwave, pillow and linens. Teachers and parent chaperones will be housed on male and female floors near their team for ease of supervision.USM Student Resident Assistants will be available in the dorm to aid with supervision of students and to assist teachers and parent chaperones.
Family Packages – Includes two nights lodging in a USM apartment style dorm containing two bedrooms with four single beds, small kitchen facility, linens, and four meals per person in the food court.
Family of Two – Package cost = $180
Family of Three – Package cost = $225
Family of Four – Package cost = $270
Families of Five or more will be arranged through USM.
Registration both for teams and for the housing / meal package will be available on the SeaPerch National Challenge home page on January 1, 2014. There will be an opportunity to submit any questions about the housing/meal package via email or by calling the provided toll-free telephone number.
Payment of fees to SeaPerch National may be made by credit card on the SeaPerch website at the time of registration. Should you prefer, you may also pay by check by printing your invoice, making your check payable to “AUVSIF,” and mailing it to the address on the invoice. Payment of the housing/meal package fees to USM may be made by following the specific instructions on the USM registration page.
The registration cut-off date of April 28, 2014 will be final with no exceptions. Registrations will be considered incomplete until payment has been received and verified.