Student presentations may not exceed 7 minutes. When the timer signals time, the team must stop their presentation. Teams who continue will have points deducted. Question and answer sessions immediately follow the presentation and will be between 5 to 8 minutes as determined by the Regional Coordinator. During the National Competition, the Q&A session will be 5 minutes.
Laptop computers, overhead projectors, and DVD/video players, battery operated audio equipment (MP3 player, Discman, Walkman, I-pods, etc.) may not be used for the presentation.
Visual aids, such as flip charts, foam boards, poster boards, etc., must not exceed the following limitations: one visual aid displayed at a time (e.g., a single paper of a flip chart resting on an easel) can be up to 60” (W) x 36” (H), two visual aids displayed concurrently (e.g., two posters each on a separate easel) can be up to 30” (W) x 36” (H). The size limitations do not include easel stands.
- With the exception of handouts/brochures (limited to one 8.5x11" sheet of paper) and costumes, any other demonstration aids including pointers, small mock-ups, etc. used to assist with the presentation must collectively fit within a 6" x 6" x 12" volume (e.g., a shoe box).
Teams can earn up to 90 points for their Team Presentation. Make sure students have thoroughly covered all three categories to maximize points.