District Competitions

For the first round of NSAC competitions, each team competes at the district level (determined by the geographical location of the school). District competitions will vary. Some competitions are held in conjunction with a professional district meeting while others are not. Some districts may only have a few teams and others will have more than 20. Some districts have competitions that last two days. Others are held for only one day. Some district competitions move from city to city around the district and others are always held in the same city. 

District judging panels select a first-place team(s) to move to the semi-final round. Districts that have 14 or more teams qualify as mega-districts. In this case, teams will be evenly divided into two randomly selected competition tracks with two separate panels of judges. First-place winners from each competition track will advance to the semi-finals. More details are provided in the NSAC Policies & Procedures

NSAC plans books which include strategy and two media pages, a maximum of 5 non-video creative pieces, and any original video content that will be shown in the presentation must be submitted to OpenWater by 3pm ET on March 29, 2024.



2024 District Competitions

District 1

April 19-20

District 2

April 19-20

District 3

April 12-14  (tentative)

District 4

April 19-20

District 5

April 12-14

District 6

April 18-19

District 7

April 12-13

District 8

April 19-20

District 9


District 10

April 17-19

District 11

April 18-19

District 12

April 13

District 13


District 14

April 19-20 (tentative)

District 15

April 19