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Deadlines & Forms

Important Dates
  • Nov 1st, 2022: 
    • Submit Team Registration form (just one form per school/group)
    • Submit book recommendations for next year by emailing us
  • Feb 1st, 2022: Submit t-shirt design submissions by Google Drive (will also accept by mail or email)
  • March 3rd, 2022 at 4:00pm (tentative): Coaches' Meeting
    • T-shirt Order Forms & money and photo release forms
  • March 18th, 2022 (tentative): Team Rosters due by email (or shared on Google Drive)
  • April 2022:  Battles TBD! 
  • April 2022: Readers' Celebration TBD

Team Registration
Log in to PayPal, click "Send" and search for our email address (info@indianabattleofthebooks.org)  or our username (IndianaBOB).

                        See Contact Us for our contact information.

1-2 teams per school are permitted if the competition is live. Team rosters are not due until the spring.


Full Calendar
  • Aug/Sept: Announce Battle of the Books tournament during elementary open houses
  • First Day of School:
    • Teams may begin to conduct meetings and practices formally or informally
  • Aug/Sept: “Release” book list to interested students (if they haven't already seen it)
  • Nov. 1st: 
    • Team registration & $20 fee due. 
  • Nov-Dec:  
    • Send suggestions for 2022-2023 book list (due November 1st, 2021)
    • We create 2023 book list
  • Oct-April: 
    • Read and practice!
    • Memorize titles, authors, & illustrators (check out quizlet)
    • Write & submit questions for tournament battles
    • Develop strategies for battles 
    • Conduct mock battles, review rules and scoring
    • Arrange for transportation to B.O.B. tournament if live
    • *Send home permission slips for B.O.B. tournament if required
    • Photo release forms signed
  • March 3rd: 
    • Coaches Meeting (Mandatory)
    • Moderators Meeting (Mandatory for new Moderators)-- details TBD
    • Submit t-shirt order forms & photo release forms (by email)
  • Mid March:
    • Deadline for turning in team rosters (by email)
  • April: Battles and Readers' Celebration
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