For Every Learning Environment


The Digital Open is a virtual challenge designed for teams that want or need a flexible learning experience—in person, virtual, or hybrid. Each year, we create a unique challenge that requires a digital solution. Solutions are appraised and teams are ranked in this one-of-a-kind global competition.


Seven Weeks to Solve!

Registered teams will receive the Challenge on September 15. Then, they will have just under seven weeks to innovate their way towards a digital video solution that is uniquely their own!

See below for the complete schedule!

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Top the Digital Charts

All teams that submit solutions will be scored and ranked. Winners will be announced in December 2022 during an epic Awards Ceremony. Teams will even get to view each other’s solutions inside our Digital Open Virtual Showcase.

Global solution

Truly OPEN to Everyone

Best of all, it’s open to students anywhere in the world and team members do not have to be in the same location. So grab your friends, no matter where they are, and get ready to make some digital magic in the Digital Open.

And in case you’re wondering – YES, you may participate in both the Digital Open AND in the traditional, in-person Challenge Experience.

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The Digital Open is open to teams competing at the Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and University Levels. Please visit our Help Center to learn about age and grade requirements for each level of competition.

Teams may consist of 2-7 members, just like with our in-person Challenge Experience!

CHallenge Preview

What happens when a story is told out of order? Will it be chaos or will the pieces come together in the end? A big reveal will help you untangle the tale in this season’s Digital Challenge!

For this Challenge your team will:

  • Create and present a Video Presentation that tells a scrambled story.
  • Include a big reveal in the Video Presentation.
  • Use a reverse motion scene to enhance the Video Presentation.
  • Use a reflection effect to enhance the Video Presentation.
  • Create and present one Team Choice Element that shows off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.


Inside the U.S.



Per Team

*Additional Team Manager Background Check cost may apply. See our Background Check page for more details.

Outside the U.S.



**Prices for Digital Open teams outside the U.S. can be found here. Price will be based on the purchaser’s home Affiliate (country).


SEPTEMBER 15 - December 15

July 15

Registration Opens

Register and start your Team Manager background check (US only) by this date in order to access the Challenge when it drops.

September 8

Last Day to Register

Purchase your registration by 11:59pm PT in order to participate!

September 15

Challenge Release & Clarifications

Download the Challenge and get to work! If your teams has questions about the Challenge they may ask a Clarification.

October 30

Clarifications Close

Make sure all your Clarification questions are submitted by 11:59pm PDT.

November 9

Solution Submission

All teams must have their solutions submitted by 11:59pm PST.

December 4

Appeals Deadline

Teams will have received their raw scores by December 2 and will have until 11:59pm PST on December 4 to make any appeal to their raw scores.

December 15

Awards Ceremony

Join us for a special online awards ceremony hosted in our exclusive virtual event platform for participating teams.


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2021 Digital Open results

Thanks to all the teams who participated in our 2021 Digital Open.

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