The National Finals Contest
The National Finals contest will be the weekend of April 13-15, 2018, at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Quarterfinal and semifinal contests will be Saturday, April 14. The championship contest will be Sunday, April 15.
All contestants and chaperones will arrive the Friday of the contest weekend. All contestants and chaperones will stay at the official contest hotel.
A mandatory pre-contest orientation session for all contestants will take place the Friday evening of the contest weekend. A banquet honoring all contestants will be Sunday afternoon, following the national championship contest. All contestants and chaperones will depart for home later that afternoon.