The special awards were as follows:
Renaissance – Campbell City High School, TM: Dana King – nominated by the Appraisers in the Technical Challenge for exceeding engineering expectations.
DaVinci – Youngstown Early College “Flaming Flamingos 2.0”, TM: Nicholas Gilanyi – nominated by the Fine Arts Appraisers for amazing creativity and drama.
DaVinci – Howland, North Road “The Groovy Gang”, TM: Tina Cook / Lynne VanDervort – nominated by the Instant Challenge appraisers for bringing music and comedy to their performance,
Spirit of DI – Howland Middle School “The 7 Bobs”, TM: Koula Anastasiades – nominated by Fine Arts appraisers for exceptional team spirit during a technical glitch.
Spirit of DI – Youngstown Chaney, TM: Carla Gipson – nominatd by Instant Challenge appraisers for spirit and laughter during an unsuccessful attempt to solve the challenge.
Spirit of DI – Girard, Prospect, TM: Frannie Corsale – nominated by Fine Art appraisers for exceptional teamwork during a backdrop malfunction before and during their performance,
Spirit of DI – Bob Capp Nominated by Maxina Gohlke and seconded by all CMs and Tournament Committee Members for exemplifying the spirit of DI with his many years of outstanding dedication to the program.