Contest Info

The first (Open) round of the contest will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2024.  Students who perform well in the Open round will be invited to take part in the second (Invitational) round to be held on March 14, 2024. The top students in the invitational round from across North America will have a chance to participate in the International Linguistics Open competition in the summer. More information about NACLO can be found at the national NACLO site.

Open Round Information

The open round of the NACLO competition will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2024,  from 10:00am until 1:00pm.  The exact location on the Yale campus is Dow Hall (370 Temple Street)We will be using two rooms: Dow 206 and Dow 314.  Students should plan to arrive to Dow Hall by 9:30 to have time to settle in and be ready to start at 10:00 sharp. 

The competition is very challenging and is designed for high-school students. Middle-school students are welcome to participate as well, but we recommend this only for those middle-school students who are especially well-equipped to deal with this kind of academic challenge.


Thanks to the generous support of the sponsors, participation in NACLO is free. Students who are interested in taking part will however need to register to participate in the competition at the NACLO registration site. Registrations will be accepted up until January 22, 2024. Registration is also possible on site the day of the contest.