Key dates for the 2018-2019 You Be The Chemist Challenge® program

September 18 – October 12, 2018
Challenge site registration

Volunteers who are trained as “Organizers” to host Challenge competitions register their sites during this time.

October 23, 2018 – January 22, 2019 
School Registration

Educators interested in involving their students register during this time.

November 30, 2018
Challenge Qualifier posted

February 1, 2019 (or February 15, 2019 in select cases*)
Qualifier Administration & Reporting deadline for Local Challenges

*This deadline is dependent on the Local Challenge date scheduled by an Organizer. If the later deadline applies, it will be communicated to School Coordinators directly by Challenge Organizers.

February 16 – March 24, 2019
Local Challenge competitions

March 22, 2019
Qualifier Administration & Reporting deadline for Local-as-State Challenges

April 6 – 28, 2019
State and Local-as-State Challenge competitions

June 17, 2019
2019 National Challenge competition in Washington, D.C. – 15th Anniversary Year