The kids compete in three writing rounds. They are given a prompt then they have 35 minutes to write a story. They are judged by two judges who have to agree on her rank and a quality score out of 100. The kids who do well in the first 3 rounds of writing, they take the top I think it was 50 (out of 350?) to go to the Power Round. One of her morning rounds she got a #1 ranking and a perfect score. The other two rounds she got a #2 ranking and a #3 ranking. So she did great and qualified for the "Power Round". The Power Round was a more difficult prompt and only 30 minutes to write. She didn't place overall but did fantastic. I still think she has a chance to win a "Best of Round" certificate for the #1 she earned.
But the experience was great. We brought her BFF with us, and the girls got to hang out on a college campus, sleep in a dorm, eat in the cafeteria, navigate multiple campus buildings, hear an inspiring author speak about what makes for success. All great stuff.