Timeline for the 2015 Flame Challenge

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Oct. 17, 2014: Last day to submit questions for this year’s Flame Challenge

Nov. 7, 2014: Last day to vote on this year’s Flame Challenge question

December 2, 2014: The 2015 Flame Challenge question is announced!

Dec. 2014-Feb. 13, 2015: Scientists answer the Flame Challenge question

Feb. 13, 2015: Last day for Scientists to submit answers

March 20: Last day for schools to register for The Flame Challenge
-Schools may join after this date, but there is no guarantee.

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Feb. 14-April 15: Students judge the answers
-After screening by scientists, entries will be emailed to schools in batches.

April 15: Deadline for schools to submit their scores

April 22: Voting on finalists begins
-Finalists will be posted on our Flame Challenge page. Students in judging schools will vote through their classes.

April 28: Students discuss entries at the Worldwide Assembly
-10 schools from around the world will participate in this video conference. All schools can tune in and watch the event. A live tweet-in will take place as Alan Alda will answer questions students send him on Twitter @FlameChallenge.

May 5: Voting on finalists ends

May 31: Flame Challenge winners announced at the World Science Festival