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2016CATEGORIESANDCOMPETITIONS

STEM HUMANITIES PERFORMINGARTS VISUALARTS BUSINESS

CULINARY

Architecture

Biology/Microbiology

Chemistry/Biochemistry

ComputerScience

EarthandSpaceSciences

Engineering

Mathematics

MedicineandHealth

Physics

MusicComposition

OriginalEssay

Playwriting

Poetry—Written

ShortStory

Dance:Ballet

Dance:Contemporary

Dance:Modern

Dance:Traditional

Dramatics

Music:Instrumental—Classical

Music:Instrumental—Contemporary

Music:Vocal—Classical

Music:Vocal—Contemporary

Oratory

Poetry—Performance

Drawing

Filmmaking

Painting

Photography

Sculpture

Entrepreneurship

CulinaryArts

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ENTREPRENEURSHIPRefers to owning, organizing, andmanaging your own business by providing a necessary product orservice.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Submitsix(6)copiesofthecontestants’businessplan.

2. Six (6) copies of a typed 8-½-inch by 11-inch double spaced business planmust accompany theproject.Thebusinessplan,whichshouldbeaminimumoften(10)pagesandnottoexceedtwenty(20) pages, should include a cover page, executive summary, company description, amarketingplan,amanagementplanandafinancialplan,inadditiontoanysupportingdocuments(i.e.graphs,photographs,statisticaldata).Thestudent’sname,pagenumberandbranchmustbeatthetopofeachpage.Thesix(6)copiesmustbesubmittedonorbeforethespecifieddeadline.

3. Thecontestantisrequiredtomakeanoralpresentation,nottoexceedfive(5)minutes,explaininghis/herbusinessplan.

4. A visual presentation in the formof a display, slide show, overhead or PowerPoint presentationshouldbeprovided.

5. Contestantsshouldbefamiliarwithbusinessterminologyingeneralandaboutterminologyrelatedtotheirselectedproduct/service.

6. Contestantsarerequiredtohavepersonallyconductedthebusinessplananalysisandhavebeeninvolvedwiththeproductionofanyprototypeproductorservicetrials.

7. TheNAACPACT-SOProgramwillprovideelectricalpowerandanLCDprojector.

8. Contestantsmustprovidealaptopandappropriateadapterforprojection.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• WrittenBusinessPlan

! MarketingStrategy(15)

! ManagementPlan/PersonnelProfiles(10)

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! FinancialPlan(15)

! MarketResearch&Analysis(10)

! GovernmentRequirements(5)

! Product/ServiceKnowledge(10)

! CustomerServicePlan(5)

! Creativity/Originality(5)

• OralPresentation

! ComfortLevelofProduct/ServiceKnowledge(10)

! SocialResponsibility/ContributiontotheCommunity(5)

! PresentationStyle(5)

• VisualPresentation(5)

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CULINARYARTSThecreativepracticeofcooking.Onewhoengagesintheculinaryarts,oraculinarian,iseithercalledacookorachefdependingontheirlevelofexpertise.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Each participant must be a high school junior or senior and is required to have previous orcurrentformalculinaryeducation,trainingorexperience.

2. Each participant must dress in full professional chef whites, including toque and apronthroughoutthecompetition.

3. The competition events will be held in a banquet/conference room with tabletop burner orinductioncooking.

4. 1(one)writtenMenuPlanisrequiredperstudent.TheMenuPlanwillconsistofthestudent’splanforexecutingtheircompetitionmenu.TheMenuPlanshouldbeamaximumof2pagesandinclude the guidelines identified in theMenu Plan template. The student’s name and pagenumbershouldappearatthetopofeachpage.

5. Priortothestartofcompetition,thestudentisrequiredtomakeanOralPresentation,nottoexceed five (5) minutes, explaining his/herMenu Plan. Contestants should be familiar withbusiness terminology in general and about terminology related to their selected menu.ContestantsarerequiredtohavepersonallyconductedtheMenuPlananalysisandhavebeeninvolvedwiththeproductionofanyprototypeproductorservicetrials.

6. EachparticipantwillpresentaCulinarySkillDemonstrationfollowingallHACCPguidelinesandwillhave2hoursand30minutespreparationandcleanuptimetocompletethefollowing:

• Two (2) course presentations consisting of Appetizer/Starter Course (studentmustprepare)

• Three(3)individualShowplatesrepresentingbalanceandproperportioning

• MainCourse

• Three(3)individualShowplates(toincludeacenteroftheplateproteinand2accompaniments)

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• Participants will choose one of the following proteins for use in the CulinarySkillsDemonstration:RockCornishGameHen,ChickenorDuck(wholeorpartofthebird)

• The student will be prepared to fabricate and prepareONE of the followingproteins:

a)1to1½poundRockCornishGameHenOR

b)2to2½poundChickenOR

c)5to6poundDuck.

7. Theparticipantisnotrequiredtouseallofthepreparationtime.Theparticipantwillpresentinthissequence:StarterDish-1plateforpresentationandcritiqueandtwoplatesforthejudges’table.MainCourse–1plateforpresentationandcritique,twoplatesforthejudges’table.Theparticipantmustbepreparedtobreakdownthecenteroftheplateproteinitems.Acommunitystoreroom table and communityequipment tablewill beprovidedand sharedbyeachof thecompetition participants. The storeroommay have a variety of ingredients in addition to theitems for the Culinary Skills Demonstration. Competitors may freely utilize any ingredientand/orequipmentinthecompetitionarea.

Noadvancefoodpreparationorcookingisallowed–thisincludespre-measureditems.

• ChefToque’s,cuttingboardsandsanitizer&gloveswillbeprovided.

• ThecommunitystoreroomtablewillincludeitemsfromthelistontheattachedCommunitystoreroomlistaswellasadditionalavailableitems.

• Cooking equipment use will be limited to any cooking preparation equipment, which islocatedonsiteatthecompetitionfacility.Ifnecessary,alternativecookingmaybedoneatanadjacent locationatthecompetitionfacility. Judges intheseareaswillmonitorcookingaswell.Eachkitchenworkareamustbeleftclean,neatandorderly.

• Thejudgeswillfinalizescoresaftertheinspectionofthekitchenandworkingareas.

NOTE:Thedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsis,May9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

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Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

WrittenMenuPlan(15points)

1. MenuContent(5)

2. GrammaticalAccuracy(5)

3. ProductKnowledge(5)

OralPresentation(25points)

1. Creativity(10)

2. SkillsandCraftsmanship(10)

3. ServingandPortionSize(5)

CulinarySkillDemonstration(60points)

1. FlavorandTexture(20)

2. Sanitation(5)

3. WorkHabits(10)

4. IngredientCompatibility5)

5. NutritionalBalance(5)

6. Presentation(10)

7. UseofAllottedTime(5)

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MUSICCOMPOSITIONThescienceorartofarrangingmusicbyordering tonesor sounds in succession, incombinationor intemporalrelationshipstoproduceacompositionhavingunityandcontinuity.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Mailsix(6)originalnotarizedcompositions.

2. The top of each pagemust include the contestant’s name, page number and unit name andnumber.

3. The compositionmust be neatly and precisely written onmusicmanuscript paper, in such amanner that any trained musician could perform the composition. Before submission, allelectronicallygeneratedmanuscripts(Finale,Sibelius,etc.)mustbeproofreadtoensureproperquantizationinthefinalprintgeneratedcomposition.

4. Thecontestantmust includeaCDof thecompositionwith theNationalRegistrationmaterialsand bring a copy of the CD for the judges onsite at the Local and National competition.Competitorswillnotperformtheircompositionatthecompetition.

5. Thecompositionmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Creativesense(10)

• Form(20)

• Harmonicandrhythmicinterest(20)

• Strengthofmelodicline(20)

• Useoftheory(20)

• Qualityoftranscript(10)

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ORIGINALESSAYA brief examination of a subject in prose usually expressing a personal view or interpretation of asubjectortopic.REQUIREMENTS:

1. Six(6)notarizedcopiesoftheoriginalessaywrittenonlybythecontestantshouldbesubmittedonorbeforethespecifieddeadline.Thetopofeachpagemustincludethecontestant’sname,pagenumber,andunitnameandnumber.

2. Theessaymustbetypedanddouble-spaced;nottoexceedtwelve(12)pages.

3. Thecontestantmustbepreparedtoanswerquestionsbythejudges.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• GeneralMerit(25)

! Ideas! Organization! Wording! Flavor

• Mechanics(25)

! Usage! Punctuation/Capitalization! Spelling

• OverallEffect(50)

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PLAYWRITINGAliterarycompositiondevelopedforthestage.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Submitsix(6)original,notarizedcopiesofaone-actplay.

2. Theplaymustbeanoriginal(writtenonlybythecontestant).

3. The play must be typed and double spaced, not to exceed twenty (20) pages. A one-pagesynopsismustbeincluded.

4. The topof eachpagemust include the contestant’s name,pagenumber andunit nameandnumber.

5. Thecontestantmustbepreparedtoanswerquestionsbythejudges.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Characterization (10) – Is there a protagonist of some type? Is there an antagonist? Are thecharactersintheplaydeveloped?Aretherolesdefined?

• Clarity(10)–Istheauthor’sthemeandpurposeclearlystated?

• Content (25) – Is the subject matter or situation of the play relevant, creative, and/orcontroversial?

• Dialogue(10)–Isthewordusageorphrasingconsistentwiththecharacter?Doesthedialogueadvancetheplotlineordevelopthecharacter’sbackground?

• Mechanics(10)–Isthemanuscriptclearlytyped?Arethereerrorsinspellingand/orgrammar?Arethestagedirectionsclearlystated?Arethesettingsandcharactersclearlyindicated?

• Plot (25) – Has the storyline been clearly defined? Has the action of the play beenchronologicallydeveloped?Isthereevidenceof:

! Exposition

! Complication

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! Climax

! Conclusion

• Style(10)–Hastheplaywrightestablishedadefinitivemethodorstyle?

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POETRY—PERFORMANCEAnoriginalpoemorprose,writtenbythecontestant,performedasamonologueorexchangeinvolvingextemporization.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Submitsix(6)notarizedcopiesoftheoriginalpoem.

2. The top of each pagemust include the contestant’s name, page number and unit name andnumber.

3. Poemsshouldbetyped,using12pointTimesNewRoman,Verdana,Georgia,orComicSans.Pleasenootherfancytypefacesorgraphics.Poemsshouldretainoriginalformthattheywerecreatedinanddonothavetobedouble-spaced.Individualpoemsmaybefreeverseorrhymedmetricalpoetrycontainingstanzas.Poemsshouldnotexceed3pages.

4. Thecontestantsmustperformtheirworkbeforeapanelofjudges.Theperformancemustnotexceed three (3) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to the maximum time requirement aresubjecttopointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Emotional/Physical Presence (20)- Is the poet emotionally connected to the topic they arepresenting?Isthepoetdemonstratingeyecontact,bodylanguageandpoise?

• Original Thought (20) -Has thepoet tackledan interesting subjector created somethingnewwiththeirwork,oraretheysimplyparrotingbeliefsystemsorideasthattheyhaveheardfromsomeoneelse.

• Voice and Articulation (20) – Does the poet exhibit appropriate volume, pace, rhythm,intonationandproperpronunciation?

• Structure or Form, andOverall Presentation (20) - How is the poem constructed? Are thereappropriatelineandstanzabreaks?Doesthepoemhaveastrongtitle?Doesthepoemcontainappropriategrammarandpunctuation?

• Evidence of Understanding/Accuracy (20) – Does the poet comprehend the material they’representing and makes the audience understand? Does the poet miss written words ormispronouncewordsduringtheirrecitation?

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POETRY—WRITTEN

Acomposition,markedbylanguagechosenforitssound,beautyandevocativepower.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Submitsix(6)notarizedcopiesoftheoriginalpoem.

2. The top of each pagemust include the contestant’s name, page number and unit name andnumber.

3. Poemsshouldbetyped,using12pointTimesNewRoman,Verdana,Georgia,orComicSans.Pleasenootherfancytypefacesorgraphics.Poemsshouldretainoriginalformthattheywerecreatedinanddonothavetobedouble-spaced.Individualpoemsmaybefreeverseorrhymedmetricalpoetrycontainingstanzas.Poemsshouldnotexceed3pages.

4. Thecontestantswillbeinterviewedabouttheirworkbyapanelofjudges.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Emotional Connection (20)- Is the poet emotionally connected to the topic they are writingaboutanddoesthepoemelicitanemotionalresponsefromthereader?

• Original Thought (20) -Has thepoet tackledan interesting subjector created somethingnewwiththeirwork,oraretheysimplyparrotingbeliefsystemsorideasthattheyhaveheardfromsomeoneelse.

• SequentialDevelopment(20)-Doesthepoemfollowadistinctpathordoesitwanderwithoutevery reallygetting to thepoint.Are there toomany thingsgoingon in thepoem? Is thereastrongending,orisitforced?

• Structure or Form, andOverall Presentation (20) - How is the poem constructed? Are thereappropriatelineandstanzabreaks?Doesthepoemhaveastrongtitle?Doesthepoemcontainappropriategrammarandpunctuation?

• Use of language as it relates to theme (20) - Does the poet use figurative language includingvivid imagery, similes, metaphors, hyperbole, or idiom? Is the voice active, are the sensesengaged?

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SHORTSTORYA brief examination of a subject in prose usually expressing a personal view or interpretation of asubjectortopic.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Only one (1) notarized Short Storywritten only by the contestant,with six (6) copies of thenotarized original should be submitted on or before the specified deadline. The top of eachpagemustincludethecontestant’sname,pagenumberandunitnameandnumber.

2. TheShortStoryshouldhavea single story linewithout subplots,nomore than threeor fourcharacters,asingleviewpointandashorttimescale.Thestorymustbetyped,doublespacedandbetween1000and1500words.

3. Thecontestantmustbepreparedtoanswerquestionsbythejudges.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• GeneralMerit(25)

! Ideas- single storyline, no subplots, 3-4chracter, single viewpoint (2 atmost),shorttimescale

! Organization–consistentwritingstyle,consistentmood/toneandspace

! Wording–appropriatelanguage,briefdescriptions

! Flavor

• Mechanics(25)

! Usage

! Punctuation/Capitalization/Spelling

• Overall Effect (50) – Minimum background, concise dialogue, no lengthy preamble, nocontrivedending

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DANCE:BALLETToperformaseriesofrhythmicandhighlytechnicalpatternedbodilymovementsusuallyperformedtomusicusinggraceandprecision.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to themaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttopointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

2. Costumesareoptional,butshouldbeappropriatetothechoreographyperformed.

3. The theme and/or type of the performance must be identified to the judges prior to thepresentation.Typesinclude:ClassicalBallet,ContemporaryBallet,Neo-classicalBallet,orStoryBallet.

4. Thepiecemustbeperformed inballet slippers/flats, or pointe/demipointe shoes. Bare feetareonlyacceptableforContemporaryBallet.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• TechnicalProficiency/Skill(25)

! Alignment,strength,endurance,flexibility,coordination

• ClarityandConsistencyinStyle(25)

• Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality(25)

• ClarityofIntent/InterpretationofChoreography(25)

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DANCE:CONTEMPORARYToperformaseriesofrhythmicandtechnicalpatternedbodilymovementsusuallyperformedtomusic.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to themaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttopointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

2. Costumesareoptional,butshouldbeappropriatetothechoreographyperformed.

3. Thethemeandthedanceformoftheperformancemustbeidentifiedtothejudgespriortothepresentation.Danceformsinclude:Broadway/MusicalTheater,Hip-Hop,Jazz,Lyrical,andTap.

4. Aerobicexercises,miming,cheerleadinganddrillteamroutinesmaynotbeused.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• TechnicalProficiency/Skill(25)

! Alignment,strength,endurance,flexibility,coordination

• ClarityandConsistencyinStyle(25)

• Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality(25)

• ClarityofIntent/InterpretationofChoreography(25)

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DANCE:MODERNTo perform a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music thatfocusesonthedancer’sinterpretationsusingtheiremotionsandmoodstodevelopchoreography.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to themaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttopointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

2. Costumesareoptional,butshouldbeappropriatetothechoreographyperformed.

3. Thethemeoftheperformancemustbeidentifiedtothejudgespriortothepresentation.

4. Each performance must derive from Dunham, Graham, Horton, Humphrey, Limon, or othermoderntechniques.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• TechnicalProficiency/Skill(25)

! Alignment,strength,endurance,flexibility,coordination

• ClarityandConsistencyinStyle(25)

• Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality(25)

• ClarityofIntent/InterpretationofChoreography(25)

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DANCE:TRADITIONALToperformaseriesofrhythmicandpatternedbodilymovementsusuallyperformedtomusictoreflectthelifeofthepeopleofacertainregionorcountry.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The solo performance must not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to themaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttopointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

2. Costumesareoptional,butshouldbeappropriatetothechoreographyperformed.

3. Thethemeandthedanceform(African,Cuban,Afro-Latin,etc.)of theperformancemustbeidentifiedtothejudgespriortothepresentation.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• TechnicalProficiency/Skill(25)

! Alignment,strength,endurance,flexibility,coordination

• ClarityandConsistencyinStyle(25)

• Phrasing/Dynamics/Musicality(25)

• ClarityofIntent/InterpretationofChoreography(25)

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DRAMATICSTheartofstagingoractingplays.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Theperformancemustbeaminimumofthree(3)minutesandmaximumoffive(5)minutes.(Contestants not adhering to theminimum andmaximum time requirements are subject topointdeductionand/ordisqualification.)

2. Theselectionmustbeofliteratequality.

3. Thematerialmustbememorized.

4. Costumes,makeup,andpropsareoptional,butnotrequired.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Projection(10)

• Structure(10pts):Doestheperformancehavetransitions/beatsandaclearbeginning,middle,climax,andend?

• Memorization(10)

• Movement (10): Is theblocking clear anddoes the actor commit to and follow throughwithhis/hermovementsandgestures?

• Emotional Connection and Honesty (10): Are you really "selling" that you are becoming thischaracterorareyousimply"play-acting"?

• ImaginationandCreativity (15): Areyoubringingsomethingdifferent to thepieceorareyoujustrecitinglines?

• StagePresence(10)

• CharacterWork(10)

• SpecificityofActingChoices(10):ClearpursuitofActions/Objectives

• CreationoftheSpace(5)

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MUSIC:INSTRUMENTAL—CLASSICALThe art of performing with a device used to produce music with tones of the late 18th and 19thcenturiescharacterizedbyanemphasisonbalance,clarity,andmoderation.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Themusicalselectionmustbeonespecificallywrittenforsoloperformances.Theperformancemay be an excerpt and may not exceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to themaximumtimerequirementsaresubjecttopointdeduction.)

2. Contestantsmustsubmitsix(6)copiesofthesheetmusicfortheirperformance.

3. If the selection chosen is written with piano accompaniment, it must be performed in thatmanner.ContestantsmustrequestaccompanimentbyMay9,2016.Sheetmusicisrequiredatthetimeoftherequest.

4. Thecomposition tobeperformedmustbe consistentwith thenatureof the instrumentandthelevelofmusicalproficiencyoftheperformer.

5. Theselectionofmusicandinstrumentissolelythedecisionofthecontestant.

6. Theonlyinstrumentprovidedfortheperformancewillbeapiano.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Interpretation,Expression,Tempo,Phrasing,andHistoricallyappropriatestyle(20)

• Intonationandtouch(piano)(20)

• Stagepresence,choiceofmusic(20)

• Technique,articulation,Breathing,Rhythm,FacilityandAccuracy(20)

• Tonequality,Beauty,Control,Characteristictimbre(20)

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MUSIC:INSTRUMENTAL—CONTEMPORARYTheartofperformingwithadeviceusedtoproducemusicwiththetonesofthepresent.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. The musical selection must be one specifically written for solo performances and may notexceed five (5) minutes. (Contestants not adhering to the maximum time requirement aresubjecttopointdeduction.)

2. The selection performed should feature a solo performance. The contestantsmust provideadditionalmusiciansiftheyareneededfortheirperformance,however,pianoaccompanimentcanberequestedtothenationalofficebyMay9,2016.Sheetmusicisrequiredatthetimeofrequest.Contestantscanalsobringanaccompanist.

3. Contestantsmustsubmitsix(6)copiesofthesheetmusicfortheirperformance.

4. The only instrument provided for performance will be a piano. Contestants must provideadditionalinstruments/equipmentasneeded.

5. Theselectionofmusicandinstrumentissolelythedecisionofthecontestant.

6. ExamplesofcontemporarymusicareR&B,Broadway,Jazz,Gospel,Blues,etc.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Effectivenessofstyle,Improvisation(20)

• Intonation,Touch(piano)(20)

• Stagepresence,Choiceofmusic(20)

• Technique,Articulation,Breathing,Tonality,Rhythm,Facility(20)

• Tonequality,Beauty,Control,Characteristictimbre(20)

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MUSIC:VOCAL—CLASSICALThe art of performing with the human voice rhythmic tones or sounds of the late 18th and 19thcenturiescharacterizedbyanemphasisonbalance,clarity,andmoderation.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)songistobeperformed,anditmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.(Contestantsnot

adheringtothemaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttodisqualification.)

2. Competitors should not perform to a CD. Contestants requesting piano accompanimentmustsubmitsheetmusicandrequestsforaccompanimentbyMay9,2016.Sheetmusicisrequiredatthetimeoftherequest.Contestantscanalsobringanaccompanist.

3. Contestantsmustsubmitsix(6)copiesoftheirsheetmusic.

4. Thematerialmustbememorized.

5. Costumesarenotrequired.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• ChoiceofMusic(10)

• Diction(25)

! Correctnessofpronunciation

• Interpretation(10)

! Expression

! Phrasing

! Historicallyappropriatestyle

! Tempo

• Intonation(10)

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• Stagepresence(10)

• Technique(10)

! Breathing

! Posture

! Rhythm

! Accuracy

• Tonequality(25)

! Beautyofsound

! Control

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MUSIC:VOCAL—CONTEMPORARY

Theartofperformingwiththehumanvoicerhythmictonesorsoundstoproducemusicwiththetonesofthepresent.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)songistobeperformed,anditmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.(Contestantsnotadheringtothemaximumtimerequirementaresubjecttopointdeduction.)

2. MusicalaccompanimentmustbeprovidedbythecontestanteitherliveorusingastandardCD.TheCDshouldcontainonlytheinstrumentalversionofthesong.ContestantsareencouragedtoprovideabackupCD.

3. Contestantmustprovidepianoaccompaniment.

4. Thematerialmustbememorized.

5. Costumesarenotpermitted.

6. ExamplesofcontemporarymusicareR&B,Broadway,Jazz,R&B,Gospel,Blues,etc.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• ChoiceofMusic(15)

! Matchedtovocalability

• Interpretation(20)

! Expression,Phrasing,Style

! Tempo

! Arrangement

• StagePresence(15)

Comfort on and control of stage,posture

! Rapportwithaudience

• Technique(25)

! Breathing

! Posture

! Rhythm

! Accuracy

• ToneQuality(25)

! Beautyofsound

! Control

! IntonationandDiction

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ORATORY

Theartofspeakinginpubliceloquentlyandeffectively.(Thisisnotadramaticpresentation.)

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)speechistobepresented,anditmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.2. The selection of the speech is the decision of the contestant; it should either be an

original (written by the contestant) or an excerpt froma speechwritten by a famousindividualorhistoricalfigure.

3. Thespeechisnottobepresentedasadramaticpresentation.4. Costumesandpropsarenotpermitted.5. Thematerialmustbecompletelymemorized.

6. Contestantsareencouragedtoprepareanddeliveroriginalselections.However, if the

contestantdecides topresentaselectionalreadypublished,werecommendthat theynot limit their selection tospeechesdeliveredbyDr.MartinLutherKing, Jr.Therearemany great speeches by famous people, such as Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth,MalcolmX,etc.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents isMay 9, 2016. NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Delivery(25)! Voice! Diction! Pronunciation! Enunciation! Gestures! Emphasis

• Interpretation(25)

! Content! SubjectAdherence! Theme! LogicandColor

• PlatformPresence(25)

! Poise! Appeal

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! Impression! AttitudeandEffect

• Projection(25)

! Voice! Emphasis! Tone! Pitch! Volume

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BIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGYThescienceof lifeorof theorigin, structure, reproduction,growthanddevelopmentof livingorganismscollectively.

Projects in this category could involve thebiologyoforganisms from themacroscopic scale tothemicroscopicscale(e.g.,bacteria,viruses,protozoa,fungi,yeast,genes,etc.)

CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRYThesciencethatdealswiththecomposition,structureandpropertiesofchemicalprocessesandphenomenaofsubstancesandthetransformationthattheyundergo.

Projectsinthiscategorycouldinvolvephysicalchemistry,organicchemistry,inorganicchemistry,materials,plastics, fuels,pesticides,metallurgy,soilchemistry,etc. Thiscategoryalso includesthe chemistry of life processes such as molecular biology, molecular genetics, enzymes,photosynthesis,bloodchemistry,proteinchemistry,foodchemistry,hormones,etc.

COMPUTERSCIENCEThe science that deals with the theoretical aspects of computers including storage and thetransformationofdatausingcomputers.

This category pertains to the study and development of computer hardware, softwareengineering, Internet networking and communications, graphics (including human interface),simulations/virtual reality or computational science (including data structures, encryption,codingandinformationtheory).

EARTHANDSPACESCIENCESThe body of sciences that include geology, mineralogy, physiographic, oceanography,meteorology,climatology,astronomy,speleology,seismology,geography,etc.

Projectsinthiscategorycouldalsobeconcernedwithenvironmentalsciencesuchasthestudyofpollution(air,water,andland)sourcesandtheircontrolaswellasecology.

ENGINEERINGTechnology.Projectsthatdirectlyapplyscientificprinciplestomanufacturingandpracticaluses.

Projects in this category could involve civil, mechanical, aeronautical, chemical, electrical,photographic, sound, automotive, marine, heating, refrigerating, transportation, andenvironmentalengineering;electronics;etc.

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MATHEMATICSThescienceofnumbersandtheiroperations,interrelations,combinations,generalizations,andabstractions of spaced configurations and their structure. Development of formal logicalsystems or various numerical and algebraic computations and the application of theseprinciples.

Projects in this category could involve calculus, geometry, number theory, statistics, complexanalysis,probability,etc.

MEDICINEANDHEALTHThestudyofdiseasesandhealthofhumansandanimals.

Projects in this category could involve dentistry, pharmacology, pathology, ophthalmology,nutrition,sanitation,dermatology,allergies,speechandhearing,etc.

PHYSICSTheories,principlesandlawsgoverningenergyandtheeffectofenergyonmatter.

Projects in this category could involve solid state physics, optics, acoustics, particle physics,nuclear physics, atomic energy, superconductivity, fluid and gas dynamics, thermodynamics,semiconductors,magnetism,quantummechanics,biophysics,etc.

1. Onlyone(1)projectcanbeenteredpercompetition.

2. Submitsix(6)copiesofadouble-spacedscientificpapertoaccompanytheprojecttobesubmitted. The content of the paper,which should not exceed five (5) pages, shouldinclude: a short introduction describing the background and purpose of thework, anexperimental section including both methods and results, and a concluding sectiondiscussingtheresultsandtheirimplications.Tables,graphs,charts,maps,photographs,rawstatisticaldata,etc.shouldbeincludedwheneverpossible.Theymustalsoincludereferences used and acknowledgements of any individuals who served as directacademic resources. The student’s name, page number and unit name and numbermustbeon the topofeachpage. Supportingdocumentsmustbe submittedwith thescientificpaper.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

3. The contestant is tomake an oral presentation (minimum5minutes). This time limitdoesnotincludethetimerequiredforjudgesquestionsandcontestanttoresponses.

4. Contestantsareresponsibleforprovidingtheirownequipment.

5. The NAACP ACT-SO Program will provide electrical power and display tables uponrequestbyMay9.

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6. ContestantsmustsubmitaSTEMVerificationFormfromaqualifiedscientistorscienceteacherwithanearnedprofessionaldegreeor license.Thispersoncanalsoserveasacoach,workingcloselywiththestudentduringthecourseoftheprojecttoensuretheaccuracyof the student’s researchandqualifications forentry. STEMprojectswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• QualityofResearch

! ScientificApproach/Method(20)

! ValidityofInformation(10)

! ValidityofConclusion(s)(10)

• DepthofUnderstandingOralPresentation

! KnowledgeGainedandCreativity(20)

! Thoroughness&IndividualWork(20)

• WrittenReport(10)

• VisualPresentation(10)

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ARCHITECTURE

Plansforandmodelsofstructuresandoutdoorspaces.

Examples may include but are not limited to: Building designs, landscape designs, interiordesigns, urban plans. Can include 2D work such as hand-drawn sketches, computer-aideddesigns, blueprints, and floor plans,OR3Dwork such as scalemodelsmade from foam core,balsawood,cardboard,woodenblocks,polystyrene,foundorreusedobjects,etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)originalprojectmaybesubmitted.Theprojectmustbethecreationofthecompetingcontestant,ratherthanareplicationofanotherarchitect’sdesign.

2. Submit six (6) copies of a double-spaced paper to accompany the project. Thecontentofthepaper,whichshouldnotexceedfive(5)pages,shouldincludeoverallstatementofgoalsandprocesses,designobjectives,thehistoryoftheprojectandexecutionoftheproject.Thestudent’sname,pagenumberandbranchmustbeonthetopofeachpage.

3. Blueprintsoftheprojectmustbe24x36inchesinlengthorwidth.Thecontestantmust also submit a site plan, floor plan, a minimum of two (2) elevations and asectionofthedesignatappropriatescale.

4. Contestantsarerequiredtoconductaminimumfive(5)minutesoralpresentation,explaininghis/herproject.Thistimelimitdoesnotincludethetimerequiredforthejudgestoaskquestionsandthecontestanttorespondtothejudges.

5. Contestants are required to construct a scaled model of his or her project. (ThenationalofficewillprovideDisplaytablesandelectricity.)

6. Contestantsmust submitaSTEMVerificationForm fromaqualifiedarchitectwithan earned professional degree or license. This person can also serve as a coach,working closely with the student during the course of the project to ensure theaccuracyofthestudent’sresearchandqualificationforentry.

7. Gold medalists advancing to the national competition will be required to uploadimagesoftheirentriestoadesignatedsite.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is May 9, 2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• ComplexityofProject/Originality(15)

• PlanningandSpaceConcepts(10)

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• Aesthetics(10)

• ConsistencyandValidityofDesignConcepts(10)

• Drawings(15)

! 1.Qualityoflinework

! 2.Organizationofdrawings

• Model(10)

! Workmanship,Scale

• SiteAnalysis/Design(15)

! ConstructionMaterials/MethodsofConstruction(5)

• WrittenStatement(5)

! ExplainingProject,EstablishingParameters

! IdentifyingProjectLimitationsandDesignObjectives

• VerbalPresentation(5)

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DRAWING

Theartofrepresentingformsandfiguresonasurfacebymeansoflinesexecutedbyhandorcomputer(digital)generatedprocesses.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)projectcanbesubmitted.

2. Thenationalofficewillprovideeasels.

3. Thecontestantisrequiredtomakeanoralpresentation,whichwillnotexceedthree(3)minutes,explainingthemethodsortechniquesusedindevelopingtheproject.Mountingandmattingispreferred.

4. Thesubmissionshouldbenolargerthan36inchesby48inches.Framingisoptional.

5. Theoralpresentationmustnotexceedthree(3)minutes.

6. Goldmedalistsadvancingtothenationalcompetitionlevelwillberequiredtosubmitimagesoftheirentriesviamail.

NOTE:ThedeadlineforsubmissionofnationalregistrationdocumentsisMay9,2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Composition(20)

• Line/Form(20)

• Presentation(20)

• Technique/Craftsmanship(20)

• Theme(20)

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FILMMAKING

Theartandprocessofmakingmotionpictures.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)filmistobeentered.

2. Therunningtimeofthefilmmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.

3. Astoryboardorprojectthememustbeassociatedwiththefilm

PleaseNote:StoryboardsareNOTstills takenfromthefilm,rather theyareoriginaldrawings,sketches,etc.completedPRIORtotheexecutionofthefilm.

4. Onlyone(1)filmistobeenteredinDVDformat.

5. Therunningtimeforthefilmmustnotexceedfive(5)minutes.

6. Aplaybackunitwillbeprovided.

7. FilmsshouldbesubmittedonasingleDVDpackagedinastandard51/4x71/2plasticDVDcase.DonotputlabelsontheDVD

8. DVD’smustbecompatiblewithstandardset-topDVDplayers.

Do not simply burn a QuickTime or AVI file to a disc as data. This may render your filmunplayable.MakesureyourdiscplaysinastandardDVDplayerbeforeyousubmityourentry.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is May 9, 2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Creative(25)

! Storyboard (10) - how effectively did the competitor execute the ideaspresentedonthestoryboardintheirpiece?

! Originality (15)- Did the competitor try to challenge him/her self to dosomethingdifferentandinteresting.Didtheyhaveanewandinterestingwayofretellinganoldstory/concept?Creativityofapproachorconcept

• Production(35)

! Direction/Structure(25)–theuseofcamera,choiceofshotstohelpconveythestory,framing,cameramovement,clarityofstory

! Useoflight(10)–Areactorsand/orenvironmentliteffectively

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• Sound(15)

! Useofaudioeffects/music(10)

! Audibility(5)–Isdialogueaudible.

• PostProduction(25)

! Editing(20)–Approachineditingtotellthestorymoreeffectively.

! Titles(5)

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PAINTING

Art created by applying pigment on a two-dimensional surface with a brush, knife, or handand/orthemanipulationofdigitalprocesseswithacomputerExamples include but are not limited to: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, tempera, ink,encaustic,fresco,spraypaint,etc.appliedoncanvas,canvasboard,paper,mixedmediaoranyflatsurface.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)projectcanbeentered.

2. Thenationalofficewillprovideeasels.

3. Thecontestant is requiredtomakeanoralpresentation,whichwillnotexceedthree(3)minutes,explainingthemethodsortechniquesusedindevelopingtheproject.

4. Thecontestantmustbeavailabletoanswerquestionsfromthejudges.

5. Thesubmissionshouldbenolargerthan36inchesby48inches.Framingisoptional.

6. GoldmedalistsadvancingtotheNationalCompetitionlevelwillberequiredtosubmitimagesoftheirentriesviamail.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is May 9, 2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Color(20)

• Composition(20)

• Craft(20)

• Line/Form(20)

• Theme(20)

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Theprocess,artandtechniqueofcapturingimageswithananalogordigitalcameraExamplesincludebutarenotlimitedto:Blackandwhitephotographs,colorphotographs,digitaloranalogphotographs,photograms,otherexperimentalphotography,etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Nomorethansix(6)photographscanbesubmittedorone(1)collageofwork.

2. The photographs and/ormounting boardsmust be no larger than 20x16 inches andmountedonwhite,black,orgraycolorboards.

3. The contestant is required to make a minimum three (3) minute oral presentation,explainingthemethodsortechniquesusedindevelopingtheproject.

4. TheNationalOfficewillprovidedisplaytables.

5. GoldmedalistsadvancingtotheNationalCompetitionlevelwillberequiredtosubmitimagesoftheirentriesviamail.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is May 9, 2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• ChoiceofFilm(15)

• Cleanness(15)

• Composition(20)

• EffectiveuseofLight(35)

• MountingofPhotographs(15)

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SCULPTURE

Theartofmakingthree-dimensionalformsordesigns.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Onlyone(1)projectcanbeentered.

2. TheNationalOfficewillprovidedisplaytablespace.

3. Each contestant is required tomake an oral presentation explaining themethods ortechniquesusedindevelopingtheprojectnottoexceedthree(3)minutes.

4. Craftprojects(i.e.ceramics,macramé,etc.)willnotbeaccepted.

5. GoldmedalistsadvancingtotheNationalCompetitionlevelwillberequiredtosubmitimagesoftheirentriesviamail.

NOTE: The deadline for submission of national registration documents is May 9, 2016.NomaterialsorcopieswillbeacceptedafterthattimeorattheNationalCompetition.

Contestantswillbejudgedbythefollowingcriteria:

• Concept(20)

• Composition(20)

• Craftsmanship(20)

• Howwellthemediumwasapplied(20)

• DimensionalForm(20)