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Multiple Notebooks

Carrie Rise (Event Partner)

On the Design Rubric is states that Notebooks must be bound.

Are teams limited to one single notebook?

Should judges deduct points if you fill the first notebook and thus start a second bound notebook or just separate documentation into more than one bound notebook?

Answered by Competition Judging Committee

A bound notebook is not required. The revised Judge Guide for the current season includes a revised Engineering Notebook rubric in which the former 5-point bonus for a bound notebook has been changed to be inclusive of other notebook formats, including digital notebooks, and is no longer solely tied to the notebook being bound.

If a team has multiple notebooks, all of them will be judged together as documentation of a team's design process. Teams should not be penalized for this.