This round takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The 2022/2023 Qualifying Round deadline is now Friday, February 3, 2023. Submissions must be uploaded here by 11:59 p.m. EST. This portion of the competition may be completed as an individual if you do not have a teammate. If you qualify to move on into the next phase of the competition, the Washington Media Scholars Foundation will match you with a partner to form a team.