Originally Posted by Ian Curtis
It has been my experience that well thought out handouts that explain interesting machine features are highly correlated with awards. After we started writing up our "Freezy Drive"
, it has won an award at four consecutive district events (Creativity, Innovation in Control x3).
100% this. Having a handout and being able to explain it to the judges are essential. This year we wom IoC for our well-designed control box setup that let us swap out our electronics at every event we attended this year. A key part of that was prepping documents related to it, which also ensured the students were able to talk about it well at the event. We follow this with our safety award binder and outreach documentation as well, and I think the quality of those documents, and being in a position to make those documents quality, was a big part of why we did well in those awards as well as taking home our first Innovation in Control Award this year.