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Contact Menu - Contest Organizer Instructions

Contest Organizer Instructions

Thank you for signing up as a Caribou Contests Contact! As a Contact you have taken the initiative to coordinate your student(s) participation in our contests. We look forward to collaborating with you.

If you have not registered as a Caribou Contact and you would like to, click here to register as a Caribou Contact for free.

Please read this page's contents to learn the basics of being a Contact and making sure contests run smoothly. For any additional questions please try the FAQ / Help page. If you cannot find your question there, you can Contact Us.

Your Caribou Contact Account

When you have a Caribou Contact account, you have everything you need to run Caribou Contests for your students independently. With your account, you can:

  • manage student accounts & payments
  • get information about upcoming contests to pass on to parents & students
  • use contest day tools to deal with technical issues
  • see students' results, statistics, and print certificates

Each Student account (Access Code) is attached to their Caribou Contact's account. Only a student's Caribou Contact can see or edit their account information like contest results, even if there are other Caribou Contacts at the same school.

Your Caribou Contact account is for life: you can move your account if you move to a different school. The only situation where you should have multiple accounts is when you are running Caribou at multiple schools.

Contact Homepage Tools

Upon signing in to your Caribou Contact account, you reach the Contact Homepage with groups of icons that link to documents, tools, and pages. When signed in, the most important of these links can be accessed from the topbar menu under "Contacts" for quick navigation.

What follows is a description of the links on your Contact Homepage (click to view details).

Show Instructions & Support Links
Show Contest Day Tools
Show My Students & Access Codes
Show Account Settings
Show My School Results & Certificates

Contest Rules

When you agree to coordinate Caribou Contests for your student(s), you agree to uphold our Contest Rules. This page explains what constitutes unfair participation. If you have questions about the rules that are not answered on that page, please Contact Us.

Before Contest Day

To minimize confusion and stress on Contest Day, you can prepare by doing the following (click to view details).

You can also go through the Contest Checklist to see if you are ready to run the contest.

Show Keep your account information up-to-date
Show Keep your School information up-to-date
Show Shift your Contest Time Window (optional)
Show Register your School's IP Address
Show Get an Access Code for every participating Student
Show Distribute Access Codes to your students
Show Verify that each student has only 1 Access Code for the correct contest grade level
Show Verify your Access Codes are Valid for the next contest
Show Prepare Contest Location/Equipment
Show Prepare a backup plan
Show Notify students about upcoming contests
Show Encourage students to prepare (Optional)

Contest Day

Show Tips for Running the Contest
Show Problems on Contest Day

After the Contest / Cup

After a Contest or a Caribou Cup, we recommend you review your student results and statistics to see their strengths and weaknesses. You can go through the contest answers and solutions with students to check their understanding. Reward students for their efforts and achievements by printing certificates which you can give to them or display proudly in your classroom or school!

Show Contest Results & Rankings
Show Contest Answers & Solutions
Show Certificates
Show Caribou Cup Prizes