Supervising a Competition
Welcome! You are here probably because you are interested in becoming an Enigma supervisor or have been asked to be a supervisor by a student.
Who is a supervisor?A supervisor is a volunteer who ensures that a competition is conducted in accordance with competition guidelines in order to preserve the integrity of the competition. As a supervisor, you will assist students in starting a competition, and watch over them until the competition is complete.
Do I qualify to be a supervisor?To be a supervisor, you must be over 21 years of age. The students you supervise cannot be related to you, and they cannot be close friends or the children of close friends.
How does supervision work?Enigma competitions are divided into two rounds. Round 1 is self-serve, and students may take the competition on their own based on an honor code. The highest performers in Round 1 are invited to take part in Round 2, which requires supervision, and this is where you come in. Supervising a competition is easy and takes less than an hour. Here are the basic steps:
- Read over the supervision guidelines.
- Find a suitable location and time for supervising the competition.
- Assist students in starting the competition using a provided activation code, and watch over them during the competition.