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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Is there a cost?

 There is a $25 fee per event. For example, if your team wants to compete in two events, the cost will be $50. No additional fee is required for the Spontaneous Challenge. This fee will be paid either online or by check in the mail.  All instructions will be posted under the “Competitor Sign-up Page” on August 1, 2018.

Is food provided?


The campus has many beautiful places to picnic, so please bring a sack lunch or cooler. Some food will be available for purchase.

How many students can be in a team?

 Teams may consist of between 2 and 7 students. 

Can the team be with students in different grades?

Yes, for an elementary team, students can be in grades 4, 5 or 4 & 5 on the same team.  For a middle school team, students can be in grades 6, 7, 8 or a mixture on the same team.  No elementary students can be on the middle school team and vice versa.

How much can the team spend?

The budget depends on the problem that the team chooses.  Please look under the “Events and Guidelines” tab for each event.  Under the “Essential Question and Challenge Requirements” you will find the budget for the challenge.

Can parents donate items to the team?

We ask that no donations be accepted that are outside of the budget.  We want to be sure that all kids have access to the fun of the competition.  This means trying to keep the playing field as level as possible with regard to resources.

Can we get a business to sponsor us?

Sure!  Feel free to let a local business know about the event and your budgetary requirements.

Do we have to work in teams?

Yes, this competition is to help students learn teamwork.  Teams may be between 2-7 students. No individuals may compete.

Can students register alone? 

No, this competition is to help students learn teamwork.  Teams may be between 2-7 students. No individuals may compete.

What if I need to cancel?

Please email STEAMed@augusta.edu if you registered but will not be attending MINDFRAME. You will be issued a full refund if this email is received no later than 11:59pm on September, 16, 2018. After that date, no refund can be issued.