Aldine ISD
Name That Book K-2 Competition
Rules and Regulations

  • The AISD Name That Book competition is open to any AISD school. Schools may send one team to compete in each level in which they qualify.
  • Students in grades K-2 and 3-4 may participate. Team selection and configuration is at the discretion of the sponsor.
  • Three to six students may make up a team with one official alternate who sits in the audience. One student is designated to serve as captain.
  • Additional students from the school may come to observe if space permits.

Name That Book Reading List

  • Each contest will consist of five (5) rounds, with each round consisting of five (5) questions. There is a break after the third round so the contest is divided into two sessions with a total of 25 questions in the contest.
  • The alternate may be substituted during the break between sessions, or in the case of illness or other emergency at the discretion of the sponsor.
  • Questions or statements will be read by an announcer and be read one time only.
  • Questions and correct answers will be displayed on a screen viewable by the audience.
  • Each question will be addressed to all teams at the same time.
  • After the question has been read, each team will has 45 seconds to discuss and select the answer. No one will display their team’s answer until requested to do so.
  • Colored book jackets will be placed on tag board and bound to make a booklet. The team will select the title from the booklet.
  • The team captain will stand when time is called and display their team’s answer when requested. No one will be allowed to change answers after time has been called or while standing.
  • Questions are predominately statements. For some books, physical or audio clues are also possible. An audio clue might be a song that is played for all to hear. A physical clue might be an object that played an important role in the plot of the book. A physical clue will be displayed to all teams at the same time. Teams will be asked to identify the book that the audio or physical clue came from.
  • A team may protest the answer to a question. Teams are limited to two (2) protests per session. Any protest must be made at the end of each question, after each team has displayed an answer. To register a protest, the team captain must raise the penalty flag; the captain will meet with the team sponsor and discuss the protest. The team sponsor or the team captain may approach the judges, and three minutes is allowed to resolve the protest.
  • A team may protest their own answer only, not the answer of another team.
  • In the case of a tie at the end of Round 5, a “sudden death” round of additional questions will be asked until only one team remains. Fewer than but no more than ten (10) additional questions may be asked during the sudden death tie breaker.
  • The top team from each preliminary contest will advance to the Finals competition.

  • Judges will arbitrate questions about answers, ties, and protests.
  • The judges may penalize teams for inappropriate behavior such as outbursts, disrespectful or unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • All judges decisions are final.

  • A trophy will be awarded to the winning school in each preliminary round, and to the first, second and third place winners in the Finals competition.
  • Certificates and medals will be awarded to each participant.