Make Your Mark Challenge 2008 Briefing
What is the Make Your Mark Challenge 2008? <ul><li>The Make Your Mark Challenge is a free, one-day, national enterprise co...
Gives you an opportunity to <ul><li>Work as part of team </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and make use of individual strengths <...
Learn skills such as <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and management </li></ul><ul><li>Using tacit kn...
Key dates <ul><li>9 November 2008  - Registration deadline </li></ul><ul><li>17 November 2008  Competition Day: Make Your ...
Prizes <ul><li>1st placed team overall will win  £3 ,000, a trophy and £ 1 00 in High Street vouchers for each team member...
Selecting a team to represent the school
<ul><li>You should work in a group of 4 or 5 of your choosing. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have 2 full periods to complete ...
<ul><li>Each team will have 90 seconds to present their idea to a judge. </li></ul><ul><li>An overall winner will be chose...
What you need to produce! <ul><li>1. Ideas sheet </li></ul><ul><li>One side of A4 describing the idea.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Ideas Sheet <ul><li>One side of A4 describing the idea.  </li></ul><ul><li>Be as creative as you like, it can be typed or ...
Describing Your Idea <ul><li>The Judges want to be impressed by a visually stimulating one-page Ideas Sheet document. It m...
Describing Your Idea <ul><li>Use a variety of mediums - images, diagrams, colours, photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it ...
Competitors Outline <ul><li>One side of A4 identifying the target market, the competitors and demonstrating the unique sel...
Competitors Outline <ul><li>Teams must produce a Competitors Outline that provides a thorough investigation of the marketp...
Money Matters <ul><li>Maximum of two sides of A4 including the estimated costs and profit, showing justification for the f...
Money matters <ul><li>The judges will be more impressed with teams who explore their Money Matters task in a simple and lo...
Presenting the information <ul><li>How you choose to present the information to the judge is up to you.   </li></ul>
Recommended Timetable <ul><li>Ideas Generation 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas Sheet 25 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Compe...
Your St Ninian’s School Challenge 2008 is: <ul><li>“ Lead the way to 5 a day!”  </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Make Your Mark Challenge 2008 Briefing
  2. 2. What is the Make Your Mark Challenge 2008? <ul><li>The Make Your Mark Challenge is a free, one-day, national enterprise competition for secondary schools and colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>It kick-starts Enterprise Week which this year will be part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gives you an opportunity to <ul><li>Work as part of team </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and make use of individual strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Deal with uncertainty and risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Develop problem-solving qualities and strategic thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Develop financial literacy skills </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learn skills such as <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Project planning and management </li></ul><ul><li>Using tacit knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Oral communication </li></ul><ul><li>Improving confidence, determination and independence </li></ul><ul><li>Having the drive to make ideas happen </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key dates <ul><li>9 November 2008 - Registration deadline </li></ul><ul><li>17 November 2008 Competition Day: Make Your Mark Challenge brief revealed </li></ul><ul><li>19 November 2008 Submit your winning entry online by 1.00pm
 </li></ul><ul><li>21 November 2008 Announcement of 14-16 category teams invited to Regional Finals 
 </li></ul><ul><li>28 November 2008 Regional Finals </li></ul><ul><li>9 December 2008 National Final </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prizes <ul><li>1st placed team overall will win £3 ,000, a trophy and £ 1 00 in High Street vouchers for each team member. </li></ul><ul><li>2nd placed teams will receive £2 ,000 </li></ul><ul><li>3rd placed teams £1 ,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Team prize money should be used to help set up their own Make Your Mark Club and make their ideas happen. </li></ul><ul><li>Every registered student receives a certificate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Selecting a team to represent the school
  8. 8. <ul><li>You should work in a group of 4 or 5 of your choosing. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have 2 full periods to complete a challenge similar to the official Make Your Mark Challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>You are welcome to come up at lunchtime for extra time. </li></ul><ul><li>All entries must be e-mailed to your relevant teacher before your 3rd period of Business Management w/c 3 November. </li></ul><ul><li>Any entries not submitted will be automatically disqualified. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Each team will have 90 seconds to present their idea to a judge. </li></ul><ul><li>An overall winner will be chosen from each class. </li></ul><ul><li>The four class winners will compete against each other on the official Make Your Mark Challenge brief on Monday November 17 </li></ul><ul><li>An overall winner will be chosen and their idea will be submitted to represent the school. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What you need to produce! <ul><li>1. Ideas sheet </li></ul><ul><li>One side of A4 describing the idea. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Competitors outline </li></ul><ul><li>One side of A4 identifying the target market, the competitors and demonstrating the unique selling point of their idea </li></ul><ul><li>3. Money matters </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum of two sides of A4 including the estimated costs and profit, showing justification for the figures drawn from research. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ideas Sheet <ul><li>One side of A4 describing the idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Be as creative as you like, it can be typed or contain images and diagrams </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested format is MS Word </li></ul>
  12. 12. Describing Your Idea <ul><li>The Judges want to be impressed by a visually stimulating one-page Ideas Sheet document. It must encapsulate everything that the team has thought about, and impart everything that makes their idea truly innovative. </li></ul><ul><li>Judges will be looking for evidence that shows students have understood the importance of lay-out and design in communicating their ideas effectively. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Describing Your Idea <ul><li>Use a variety of mediums - images, diagrams, colours, photographs. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a neat, clear and uncluttered document so your idea jumps off the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Be bold! Develop concrete ideas and make justifiably bold statements that will grab the attention of the judges. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Competitors Outline <ul><li>One side of A4 identifying the target market, the competitors and demonstrating the unique selling point of their idea </li></ul><ul><li>The suggested format is MS Word </li></ul>
  15. 15. Competitors Outline <ul><li>Teams must produce a Competitors Outline that provides a thorough investigation of the marketplace, which reveals the strengths and weaknesses of its main players, and uses comparable data to help shape and formulate their idea. </li></ul><ul><li>List potential competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Gather relevant, comparable information relating to costs, products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Present your findings in an interesting and informative way - graphs, tables, photos, diagrams, marketing material etc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Money Matters <ul><li>Maximum of two sides of A4 including the estimated costs and profit, showing justification for the figures drawn from research. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be shown in many ways as judges are aware that students will have different levels of financial skills </li></ul><ul><li>The suggested formats are MS Word and/or MS Excel. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Money matters <ul><li>The judges will be more impressed with teams who explore their Money Matters task in a simple and logical manner without bamboozling them with rows and rows of unnecessary figures </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overcomplicate and keep figures simple </li></ul><ul><li>Use comparable data for realism </li></ul><ul><li>Support data with research and qualifying statements </li></ul><ul><li>Keep data clear, concise and realistic </li></ul>
  18. 18. Presenting the information <ul><li>How you choose to present the information to the judge is up to you. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Recommended Timetable <ul><li>Ideas Generation 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas Sheet 25 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Competitors Outline 25 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Money Matters 25 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Pitch Preparation 10 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to present a 90 second pitch to the judge. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Your St Ninian’s School Challenge 2008 is: <ul><li>“ Lead the way to 5 a day!” </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit and vegetables help set you up for a healthier lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>The average person in the UK eats less than 3 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, instead of the recommended 5. </li></ul><ul><li>This is even lower amongst young people! </li></ul><ul><li>Your challenge is to come up with an innovative way to get young people to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. </li></ul>
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