Freqeuntly Asked Questions
What can I do right now?
Get your team together and register now! The early registration deadline is March 1st, so make sure you give yourself enough time to turn everything in on time. Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
My school hardly has any Muslims in it, can I still make a team?
Of course! MIST is a educational tournament open to all high schoolers, regardless of faith. Also your team can be as small as one person. Awards will be both individual based as well team-based so you still have a shot even if you are the sole person on your team.
Can I join another school’s team? I don’t have a team at my school.
Make your own team! The purpose of MIST is to get people motivated to do something fun and educational. Recruit members from your own high school. We can’t let high schools join together because we want to keep the competition at MIST as fair as possible.
Can I be in more than one competition?
Yes, as long as the competitions are in different categories. So for example, if you want to do essay writing (Writing & Oratory) you can also do 3D Art (Arts). But you cannot do photography (Arts) and 3D Art (Arts) because both of those are in the same category. So even if you have a small team, you can manage it in a way to maximize the amount of competitions you’re in. One person can participate in up to five competitions (one for each category).
Can I have non-Muslims on my team?
Yes. MIST accommodates everyone. It’s a nice way for non-Muslims to interact with the Muslim community and learn more about Islam.
How old do I have to be to join MIST?
The general age of students competing in MIST is 14 years to 18. Students who are 13 years of age by the first day of the tournament AND who exhibit a strong sense of maturity and intellect may compete in MIST if they complete a one page essay describing why they want to compete. The essay, written in MS Word or another word process applications must be EMAILED to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the early registration date. These students cannot join MIST as part of a 1 person team. In other words, they must join an already created team.
How much does it cost to join MIST?
You can see the pricing structure here