We are delighted to announce that we have completely revamped and overhauled the Rules & Regulations to make them easier to navigate, read and to make a few adjustments to the program itself.
You may see the new version of the Rules & Regulations (Ver. 1.3) on our site here.
Please be certain to refer to the Rules when submitting new entries.
These updated Rules include a few changes to the search criteria, mostly at the upper levels. The changes are described on page 2 of the Rules but the highlights include:
- Changes to the range in the number of vehicles or containers required in those Elements (applies to all levels).
- Changes to the number of distractors by search area; you may now choose among a list of distractors (Intermediate and above) with a maximum of 2 distractors per search area.
- Changes to the odor puzzle requirements for Advanced, Master, Expert.
- Master level is now limited to two consecutive search areas.
In addition, there were substantial updates to clarify common questions (roles of handler and assistant, what to include in video submission, etc.), and to reorganize the Level and Element-specific requirements of each search into a more accessible format.
We hope you’ll find these updates helpful. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have, we are always happy to help.