* Important 2020 Registration Updates
Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus, we have decided to host a virtual Bible Bowl this year. We are excited to introduce this option to allow everyone to participate as it will cut down on the uncertainty of social distancing requirements.
Since we are hosting Bible Bowl virtually this year, we are not collecting fees or issuing awards. Any 5/10/15 year awards for this year may be submitted next year. However, if your congregation wants to honor your kids with 5 & 10 year awards, you may order them from our vendor. Your congregation will be responsible for the cost of the awards and shipping.
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1430 Interstate Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38501
Please email orders to [email protected]
- Organization Name
- Phone Number
- Tax Exemption Number (if applicable)
- List of Names and Years
- Requested In-Hand Date
Listed below are the steps needed to get ready for Bible Bowl. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us .
Step 1: Register
Submit all participants along with the rest of the entry form below by the August 15 deadline.
No Team Rosters are needed, but we recommend that every congregation encourages commitment from its participants. Please fill out the following form:
- Register with our secure form, click here.
There is no cost to register for the Virtual Bible Bowl.
Step 2: Compete
- One Quizmaster will orally read 100 multiple-choice questions taken from the study material.
- After each question, each participant raises an A, B, or C card as their answer choice.
- Official score-keepers will tally team scores (Teams receive 10 points per correct answer and a bonus of 10 points if all team members answer correctly)
- Coaches tally correct responses for each individual score.
Virtual Format for 2020
This year, we will record videos of the questions being read and Powerpoints slides (to replicate how we normally have Bible Bowl) for each round and post them to our YouTube channel at 8:30 AM CST on September 12th. Each team of participants will answer questions from their own home congregation, the venue of their choice, or at members homes. All that is required is an internet connection and a computer and projector, or a Smart TV. We can email the questions as a .pdf or the .pptx to any congregation that needs or wants them too.
This also allows your congregation to have Bible Bowl at the time of your choosing, you do not necessarily have to start at 8:30. Your congregation could even have it on Sunday following church service. You can pause the video for young achievers to go get snacks, go to the restroom, or even take a nap and never miss a question!
We do want all congregations to still register so we can track how many congregations and “teams” we have participating but we are waiving the registration fee for the Virtual 2020 Bible Bowl since we will be neither renting the Hoop nor the projectors and screens.
We ask each congregation to submit their participants’ individual scores on our website by noon on Monday Sept. 14th, so we can compile a list of top scorers to be put on the website. No scores will be accepted after this deadline, but a congregation could still have their own Bible Bowl at a later date.
We also encourage each congregation to design tee shirts and to set up as teams to compete within their congregation. We will not be collecting any team scores, as we are not doing any team competition this year. We will post videos of the semi and final rounds for the congregations that want to use them for their own competitions.
5/10/15 Year Rewards
Participating in the 2020 Virtual Bible Bowl will count towards 5/10/15 years awards. For this year’s 5/10/15 participants, we will send the congregations the info on where to order awards for their participants, if they so choose. We will also have them submit the names for us to recognize on our website and to create a video to be posted to our YouTube channel as well. We will also provide awards next year. We will also have a video listing all the 5/10/15 year award recipients for this year that are submitted during registration.
We will utilize social media for sharing pictures, shirt designs, videos and would also ask each congregation to share pics with twitter/instagram hashtags (specific tag to be determined) so we can see tee shirt designs and pics of our “teams” and participants.
We will post .pdfs of our coaches forms, scorekeeper forms, ABC cards, etc for congregations to print their own to use. A form will also be loaded on our website for each congregation to upload their individual scores.