Any Vermont student in grades 6–12 is eligible. Teams are broken down into Middle School (grades 6–8) and High School (9–12) categories. Due to K–6 schools, some middle schools may ask for some, but not all 5th grade team members. Each team must have between 3 and 5 members from any grade level in the appropriate category. Teams may have an alternate student, but the total number of team members on the day of the competition may not exceed 5.