“Close team” means you don't accept any new members ANYMORE into the team and that you are ready to compete (it's like you said: restricted); it DOES NOT mean that you delete the team. So, don't worry. You can decide to have in your team from 1-3 members. For example, if you think 2 members in your team is enough you can close the team and work alone with the person who accepted your invitation. If you want to delete your team select DROP team button.
You still have to click "Close Team" before release day - we will also remind you again to do that.
All team members who are not eligible will be disqualified in the Finals when identification will be required.
Here are step by step guidelines on how to create your team.
Here are step by step guidelines on how to join a team.
Teams may consist of 1 to 3 members.
Yes, you can participate as a one-person team. If you’re having problems finding the right team, just mark yourself as interested in the competition.
As a team creator, you will be responsible for managing your team’s profile, managing team membership, choosing the team’s mentor and posting your team’s submission. Make sure you only approve membership requests from trusted people, as your team might be disqualified if anyone in the team doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements. Also, for any other awards or benefits, the team creator will be the first one to be invited.
Only team creators are able to edit the team’s profile and approve or reject members. If you’re the creator of a team, you will see membership requests and the Manage our profile button on your team’s profile. Make sure you approve membership requests only from trusted people, as your team might be disqualified if anyone in the team doesn’t meet the eligibility requirements.
All pending membership requests will be rejected and participants will not be able to apply for membership in your team anymore. All teams will be automatically completed when the challenges begin.
No, although a mentor can help your team develop a better solution and get extra bonus points to the school the mentor represents.
If you’re the creator of a team, you will see a Choose mentor button on your team’s profile. After you choose a mentor from the list, you will have to wait for approval. If you change your mind before the mentor accepts your request, you can cancel the request from the team’s profile and choose another mentor. Once a mentor confirms your request, you can no longer change her/him. If you would like to invite a mentor who is not listed, please advise him/her them to contact us to complete mentor registration.