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Rules of Competition

Each contestant:

  1. A High school student enrolled in grades 9 through 12.

  2. Citizen or legal resident of the United States.

  3. Individual who has demonstrated a genuine interest in one of the 32 categories.               

  4. Have parent permission to participate.

  5. Students cannot be paid professionals in the categories in which they are competing.

  6. Conform to the guideline requirements as dictated by the category(s) chosen.

  7. Submit an application and 1-page typed biography (double spaced) to the local  Chattanooga ACT-SO Chapter.

  8.  For National contestants, submit to his/her local NAACP ACT-SO sponsor:


The following information:

  • Completed project.

  • National application.

  • One page, typed (double-spaced) biography.

  • Completed parental consent form.

  • Medical release form signed by a parent.

  • Small, clear photo.

  • Media release.

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