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Top Mistakes Teams Make
A veteran competitor and judge discusses the most common and costly mistakes he sees.

Instant Style Performance Generator
Have your creative juices run dry? Your brainstorms nothing more than intermittent drizzles? Then you need The Instant Style Performance Generator to assure your victory.

Is It Outside Assistance?

The Outside Assistance rule distinguish OM from many other competitions. It ensures that the participants, not their parents or teachers, solve the problem and get the program's benefit. Carole Micklus's responses to various scenarios clarify the meaning of Outside Assistance.
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