Hrm, guess I’ll take the initiative of being the first to post in this forum…
Well, looks to me like I’m going to be the one to take on the Chairman’s award along with the website for Tigerbolt next year - and lets face it, it’s never too early to start thinking about it! I know in past years my old team has done videos and booklets, and one year even a cereal box modeled on “Team Cheerios” but with floppies instead So how about it - what kind of projects have your teams done for Chairman’s in past years?
For this season of FIRST, RAGE did a “spoof” of the all known Scrooge, by Charles Dickens.
In our spoof, a bully is visited by the ghost of FIRST past, present and future and is converted into a good kid, because of our team.
~Don’t quote me on the storyline
this year 237 wrote the whole chairmans award in Seuss-ical rhyme style.
Hey guys. I wanted to be the first to post here, but I had the page up and then I just got shy so I didn’t post
Being from 2 different teams that won the Chairman’s finalist award (#1 in 2000 and #65 in 2001) has given me a broad perspective on what submissions should be like. I am leaning towards believing that the judges like simple, clear, professional submissions (for video) and clear submissions on paper (in 2000, I made a one page paper submission to fill the 1 minute our video didn’t, and in 2001 the Huskie Brigade made a very clear, well-organized professionally bound paper submission). I have also found that THE SUBMISSION DEFINITELY IS HALF OR LESS OF HOW IT IS JUDGED.
Decorative, professional, informative pit displays and judge packets outlining your team’s strengths are a major plus. Having all of your students know what are they are supposed to talk about is also good (three simple rules: don’t say uh!, don’t say I DON’T KNOW! and don’t turn your back on a judge!!! ever!!!)
Also, having a clean pit is a plus, having your students looking ethusiastic and ready to talk is a plus, and being very well organized makes a judge think that you are worth their time. Of course, these are just observations. But when I have handed out awards with my teams in the past, we head towards teams that have all of these qualities (192, 177, 175…many others- all great examples of an interesting pit). Well…just thought I would talk a little bit about the subject…thanks for listening