Each team must have a membership sign displayed and visible from at least 25 feet throughout its performance. Teams may have multiple signs, but teams must designate one if they have it as a scored element. If a team forgets their sign, or hasn't made one, they may create one while in the Staging Area, if there is time. The team will receive a penalty if they have no sign. They may also receive a penalty if the team sign is not visible throughout the entire performance. (-1 to -15 points).
The team sign must have the membership name and number. The name may be spelled out or abbreviated, as long as the abbreviations are recognizable by the judges. For example, George Washington High School may read George Washington HS or Geo. Washington HS, but GWHS is insufficient. If a membership card contains any other information, such as Team A, Team B, and so on, that must appear on the sign as well, either spelled out or abbreviated, e.g., Tm A. This required information on your membership sign must appear in the language of your tournament host at all times. It may also contain other information, if the team wishes.