Registration Instructions

School Registration

This year, we are introducing a two-part registration process for schools.

Step 1 – Register your team
This is an opportunity to reserve and pay for your spots in the competition without knowing exactly who the students are who will be attending. To register, click here.

Step 2 – Create a profile
Once the team registration has been paid in full, an access code will be provided so that each student may complete his or her profile. The profile registration requires the following:

  • You must know if you are attending as a competitor or an alternate
  • A current resume is required to complete registration
  • The profile must be completed by Nov. 1 to reserve your hotel (event if your registration is paid)

Email us for your access code

Important Deadlines for Schools

July 17 - Student/Coach Profile Registration Opens (access code will be emailed to the coach) Must have already completed your team registration and be paid in full to get your access code


Oct. 11 - Deadline for hotel group rate at the Hampton Inn in Smithfield. Group Code= NES


Oct. 15 - Team registration closes


Nov. 1 - Student/Coach Profile Registration closes. Your profile must be completed to ensure your space is reserved and in the hotel. If we do not have your profile we will not know to include you (even if you have completed the team registration)

Sponsor Registration

We rely on our sponsors to participate in the competition as judges (and buyers for the presenting partner). Your registration will ask you for your preferred role during a particular time frame of the day. You may check off more than one event. You may be asked to participate in more than one event as well. While we will do our best to accommodate your preference, the time frame and role is not guaranteed. We kindly ask for your flexibility and patience in the scheduling process.

Email us for your access code

Important Deadlines for Sponsors

July 17 - Sponsor Registration Opens (access code required)


Oct. 17 - Deadline for $99/night group rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Smithfield. Group Code = NIC


Nov. 1 - Sponsor registration closes


Nov. 1 - Shipping deadline for companies. Sponsors are responsible for all shipping costs of materials to and from the competition. You may want to include your own FedEx/UPS label with your company account number for the return of your materials. We are happy to have our staff manage the return shipment.


If you would like to volunteer for this year’s competition, click here.