- Chapter Level Contests should generally be conducted between January and mid-March but could be scheduled earlier in the school year. It is suggested the Chapter Level Contest be completed at least 14 days prior to the Council Level Contest.
- Council Level Contests should generally be conducted between February and mid-April. It is suggested the Council Level Contest be completed at least 14 days prior to the CLT (Chapter Leadership Training) Level Contest.
- CLT Level Contests shall be conducted at both CLTs which are scheduled during Spring.
- The National Level Contest shall be conducted at the NMA Annual Conference which is held in the fall.