Review Session Your Entry Implementation Period Step Up Competition General Q&A Specific Q&A 2
Your Entry Confirm your entry at check in--- 1.Name(s) 2.Contact Info 3.Permission Form (by the end of the day) - Turn in - or fax to 703.771.5354 Attention: Kristin Garrett 3 www.stepuploudoun.org
Your Projects Fifty (50) Entries! Broad Range of Topics, including: Bullying Substance Abuse Dress Code Finding Things to do Nutrition Self-esteem and more… 4 www.stepuploudoun.org
The Implementation 5 www.stepuploudoun.org Implement your ideas by April 4 Create your Step Up Display (similar to Science Fair); include proof of implementation
Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 2010-11 April 4, 2011 10am – 3pm Location: TBA www.stepuploudoun.org 6
Morning Schedule 9 am Doors open for display set up 10 am Preliminary Round “Elevator Pitch” for judges 12:30 pm Lunch RSVP for self & parents /guests www.stepuploudoun.org 7
8 Afternoon Schedule www.stepuploudoun.org Finalists Announced during lunch Top 10 Entries based on judges’ decision advance to the finals 1-3 p.m. – Finalist presentations – all Step Up participants may vote – but you may not vote for your own project Awards and Recognition
9 Step Up Finals www.stepuploudoun.org Finalists will have five (5) minutes to present their issue and their implemented project on stage before the judges and all other Step Up participants. All Step Up participants will vote for their top three projects. You may not vote for your own project. Only teens entered in Step Up may vote. No parents or friends may vote. The Step Up youth vote will count as one judge. Note: If you are using a PowerPoint presentation or anything else that requires a computer for display, please load your material on a flash drive.
10 Judging Presentations will be judged on: Depth of issue analysis Quality of the solution Effectiveness of implementation Originality (in issue selection and treatment) Thoroughness of preparation www.stepuploudoun.org
Prizes & Recognition Note: Team members must share the cash prizes. Prize money is provided via Loudoun Youth, Inc. 11 1 st Place:$1000 (plus presentation of Step Up project at YouthFest 2011) 2 nd Place: $500 3 rd Place: $250 Other awards and recognition will also be presented.
Checklist of Key Dates & Deliverables www.stepuploudoun.org Review Session on January 25 th Permission Form(s) due Implementation Period through April 4 th Competition on April 4 th Step Up Display and “Elevator Pitch” Step Up Presentation (be prepared to be Top 10!) 12
Tips www.stepuploudoun.org Business Attire Recommended Practice your “elevator pitch” for the Preliminary round Practice your presentation for the Finals Let us know about technical/AV requirements For more information, visit www.stepuploudoun.org and follow us on Facebook “Step Up Loudoun”www.stepuploudoun.org Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org@stepuploudoun.org 13
The 2010-11 Step Up Loudoun Planning Committee is a partnership among: Loudoun County Advisory Commission on Youth (ACOY) Loudoun County Advisory Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Leadership Loudoun Loudoun Youth, Inc. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) 14