Twelve is an academic competition that challenges teams of students to compete in a series of challenging mental quizzes covering a variety of subject areas. Twelve is an original competition developed by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA).
Twelve teams of twelve students each will tackle twelve topics with twelve questions each. Will your school be one of twelve to compete for the state championship of Twelve?
Each Team is comprised of 12 students from a single school. Each school may send one Team to the competition. Students will be grouped to compete in the following topics:
At the Tournament Kick-Off, the 2 Wildcard Topics and the grouping of the 12 topics is presented. Each Team has twelveminutes to assign three team members to each group before the first Round begins. An example of a Topic Grouping is shown below:
All Teams in each Enrollment Classification compete in the same room at the same time. Active Players from each Team are grouped together, while inactive Players and Coaches remain in the back of the room where they can watch the active Players compete. The groups will compete as follows:
During each Round, 12 questions are read aloud and displayed on a large projection screen. Each team is challenged to record their answers to questions quickly while listening to the subsequent questions.Once all questions are read, the active group may briefly review their answers before responses are collected.
Responses are graded during the competition.Each correct answer is worth one point, while incorrect answer receives no points. Scores are updated after each Round, and Teams are ranked after each Round according to the total number of correct answers.
A Dynamic Challenge
Twelve is a dynamic competition that challenges Players and Coaches alike. Below are some key factors that contribute to the appeal and challenges of Twelve: