An Official Protest must be in writing and accompanied by a $30 fee. The money will be refunded if the protest is upheld. The Official Protest & fee must be lodged no more than 1 hour after the announcement of results may be handed to the Chief Judge or an NAFGTC executive committee person.
In the event of an Official Protest a panel will be formed to deliberate. This panel will consist of the Chief Judge and one delegate from each NAFGTC affiliated club represented at the event and a chairperson will be elected. The panel's decision will be final.
Protests will be heard following the Post Nationals Meeting held on the Monday morning, the person presenting the protest will be given the opportunity to withdraw the protest at this point (before the protest is heard).