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Yes, this. As a practical matter, they generally look for the top 15% to 20% of the field, and you have a lot of scope in defining your "field of endeavor."

A successful petition tells the adjudicator the STORY of your rise to success. It's basically a narrated guide to the high-quality evidence you've provided in at least 3, preferably 4 or 5, categories: contributions, awards, media coverage, judging, authorship, etc.

The adjudication is subjective, but there's definitely a formula you can follow to maximize your chances of approval.

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