We all know that many teams pour a great deal of time and effort into producing a stellar Chairman’s award video. My question is one that I have been unable to answer: do they become part of the judging process?
Unlike the essay and executive summaries, the video is not submitted online ahead of time via STIMS. It is brought by the students and handed to the judges during the interview.
Do the judges watch all submitted videos as part of the judging process? Do they only watch several after they have pared down the field of contenders? Do they not watch any, leaving them all “unused” with the exception of the winning video that is shown after the awards ceremony? Is there a standard practice that is followed?
If this answer is outlined in the manual or on another thread on CD that I missed, I would be grateful to be pointed in the right direction.
Please note that the answer really has no bearing on how much time or effort one should put into the video; from my perspective, its use a a tool for recruitment, showing to potential sponsors, and increasing community awareness is a much greater and more important goal.
Well, since the original post has now completely changed from what I responded to, I will simply say that I like the Chairman’s video because it gives the team a chance to ‘show off’ a bit when it is shown after they win the award. It really gets the team revved up when they get to have every one see it.