Back to today's update |
to Contest Results >>
Contest Entries Were Judged
judged the contest entries by grade level, so our first
step was to separate the entries by grade. If the entry
came from a mixed-grade classroom, we ranked the class
according to the highest grade in the class.
that, we carefully reviewed each entry to see how many
correct answers there were.
As indicated on the Checklist, to be a correct
answer in this contest, the answer needed to provide
2) The COUNTRY.
Don't See your Class Listed?
you expected your class to be included among the list of entries
with the most correct answers, please be sure that you carefully
review your answers again, and ask yourself these questions:
"Did I submit my answer by the contest deadline?"
each of my answers give BOTH the correct
city and the correct country?"
also read the Special Notes below about how we judged the answers
for several specific Mystery Class sites.
MC#3 (Pigeon, USA [Michigan]),
the correct city is Pigeon, and
the correct country is the United
you only answered "Pigeon, Michigan"
without also giving the United States, then your
answer is not complete and therefore not correct,
because you did not list the
country. The same rule applies
inside and outside the United States. Look at
to be a correct answer, your answer needed
to provide BOTH:
and the COUNTRY.
Pigeon, Country: United
Pigeon, State: Michigan
Sapporo, Country: Japan
Sapporo, State: Hokkaido
(Ny-Alesund, Norway), the correct
city is Ny-Alesund; other separate cities on the
island of Spitsbergen such as Longyearbyen, Pyramiden,
and Barentsburg are
not correct, nor is the city of Alesund, which is
located on the mainland of Norway. If you
listed Spitsbergen or Svalbard for either the city
or the country, neither would be correct as Spitsbergen
is the name of an Island, and Svalbard is the name
of the province/territory. And the correct country
MC #6,(Kuwait City, Kuwait), the correct city
is Kuwait City. Because it is also known by the name Madinat
al-Kuwait, we accepted that as the correct city as well.
In addition, the specific Mystery Class school at this
location is technically located just minutes in away from
Kuwait City in the neighboring governate of Hawalli, so
we also accepted Hawalli as a correct city. For the country,
Kuwait is the correct country. "Middle East"
is a region, and not a country, so therefore it is not
MC #7 (Rothera Research Station, Adelaide
Island, Antarctca). No country was required for
this location, because the continent of Antarctica is
not part of any one country. For the city/town, we accepted
Rothera Research Station or Rothera Point as correct,
and we also accepted Adelaide Island as correct too.
Answers listing McMurdo Station, Amundsen-Scott Station,
South Pole Station, Palmer Station, Ross Island, or other
locations are not correct.
If you still feel your answer should have been listed, don't
be alarmed, we will look into it for you. Just send any
questions to our feedback
form. (Include your name, e-mail address, school, grade
etc that you included on your Contest entry form.)