Word Count for Qualcomm Innovation Challenge

Hello, I am with Team 2839 Daedalus of Escondido Charter High School. My team and I were wondering about about the word limit requirements on our executive summary for the Qualcomm Innovation Challenge. Would a footer in the document we submit that includes the names of the studies we stated be counted in the word count of the paragraphs?

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I don’t know the answer, but you could go to FIRST Q&A and ask them.

Far from an official answer, but Google Docs does not count the text in footnotes against the word / character count. FIRST may differ though!!

When you submit your entry, you enter the text into a field on the submission form. If the footer text is pasted into that form, it will be counted in the word count.

The form displays the word count for each submission field.