8 Minute Performance

The team’s performance is 8 minutes long and that time includes:

  • Moving out of the Staging Area into the performance area
  • Setting up props and sets
  • Performance of solution
  • Completing problem’s elements

This is the time the team gets to share all their hard work and one-of-a-kind solution. The team wants to make sure they use ALL their time to support their presentation. The presentation starts after the announcer states “Time Begins.” Teams can start presenting before all the props and sets are on the stage. Planning the presentation of the solution can help the team accomplish all that problem’s tasks required in the 8 minute time limit. Different problems have different penalties from negative points to stopping the presentation right at the time ends.