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  • 1. Oklahoma Mid-Level Competitive Events Introduction 2010 Workplace Skills Assessment Program
  • 2. Oklahoma BPA State Guidelines Middle Level Table of Contents Alphabetical Listing of Middle Level Workplace Skills Assessments..........................................................3 Computer Software Listing...........................................................................................................................4 Preface..........................................................................................................................................................5 General Guidelines........................................................................................................................................6 Calculator Guidelines....................................................................................................................................8 Workplace Skills Assessment Events At-A-Glance......................................................................................9 Recommendation Form...............................................................................................................................10 Financial Services (01) Spreadsheet Applications (02) Business Math–Open Event Administrative Support (10) Keyboarding Production (11) Business Communication Skills–Open Event Information Technology (20) Web Site Development Team (21) Computer Literacy – Open Event Management/Marketing/Human Resources (30) Career Research Project Team (31) Prepared Speaking (32) Extemporaneous Speech (33) Graphic Design Promotion (34) Business Fundamentals–Open Event Material contained in this publication may be reproduced for personal and/or event use only. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 2
  • 3. Alphabetical Listing of Middle Level Events Event Name Event Number Business Communication Skills–Open Event...........................................................(11) Business Fundamentals–Open Event........................................................................(34) Business Math–Open Event......................................................................................(02) Career Research Project Team..................................................................................(30) Computer Literacy – Open Event.............................................................................(21) Extemporaneous Speech...........................................................................................(32) Graphic Design Promotion.......................................................................................(33) Keyboarding Production...........................................................................................(10) Prepared Speaking....................................................................................................(31) Spreadsheet Applications..........................................................................................(01) Web Site Design Team.............................................................................................(20) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 3
  • 4. Computer Software Listing Provided at state level competition! • WINDOWS PC – Pentium 200 or higher – will be used for all events • Event: Software Packages: Keyboarding Production MS Office 2007 Spreadsheet Applications Excel 2007 Business Professionals of America assumes no responsibility for hardware/software provided by the contestant(s). Contestants who experience failure problems with their equipment will NOT be rescheduled. Contestants bringing their own computers and software should note that contests are authored for the software listed above and may not run on alternate software. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 4
  • 5. Preface MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Business Professionals America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. WORKPLACE SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY The Workplace Skills Assessment Program is an integral part of Business Professionals of America. The goal of the program is to provide all business students the opportunity to demonstrate workplace skills learned through business education curriculums. Students will: • demonstrate occupational competencies; • broaden knowledge, skills, and attitudes; • expand leadership and human relation skills; • demonstrate a competitive spirit; and • receive recognition. PURPOSE AND USE OF THE GUIDELINES The purpose of the Middle Level Guidelines is to provide as much information as possible to help prepare students for a successful experience. The Middle Level Guidelines regulate all state Middle Level Workplace Skills Events events. Authors, administrators, door monitors, and evaluators will strictly follow these Guidelines. ELIGIBILITY According to Oklahoma BPA policy, “Only members whose dues have been postmarked to the National Center by February 15, 2010 are eligible for state competition.” Advisors are able to verify national membership on-line or by contacting the National Center. CONTENT The Middle Level Guidelines contain general information for all events as well as specific details regarding eligibility, equipment use, scoring, etc. The information in the Middle Level Guidelines is essential for members. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION For the Post-Secondary, Secondary and Mid-Level divisions, the Top 10 in each event will be recognized on stage. The Top 4 in each event will receive additional recognition. PLEASE MAKE THIS PUBLICATION AVAILABLE TO YOUR STUDENTS. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 5
  • 6. General Guidelines • Eligibility The guidelines for each event indicate the number of contestants that a school may enter at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). All entries for Workplace Skills Assessments must be registered for the SLC through the state association. Any special eligibility requirements are indicated in the event guidelines. In order to compete in an event at the National Leadership Conference (NLC), the individual or team must have competed in that event at the State Leadership Conference (SLC). • Dress Code Oklahoma Business Professionals of America requires appropriate attire at all SLC events. Dress Code guidelines are posted on the SLC website and integrated into rubrics for all judged events and on the test booklet for graded events. Students will be denied access to the stage during awards ceremonies for inappropriate dress. Please make sure students dress appropriately to avoid embarrassment and loss of points and uphold the professional standards of the organization. • Software Software to be used at the State Leadership Conference will be listed in the Introduction section of the State Guidelines. The “Events At-A-Glance” chart and each event guideline page list the equipment that may be used. • Number of Contests Middle level students may participate in two (2) events, only one of which may be a team event. A student may compete in an unlimited number of open Workplace Skills Assessments within the time constraints of the online testing dates. • Event Length The length of events varies. Times are listed on the “Events At-A-Glance” chart as well as within the guidelines for each event. • Team Events/Chapter Events Team events are registered under the chapter name. In addition, each team member and the person(s) responsible for chapter entries must be indicated in event registration. (Remember that a student is limited to only one team event.) • Event Registration Changes The state advisor or state designee must report any change in the original event entrants to the State Office no later than the deadline designated in the Advisor’s Memo. • Use of Materials Once contestants start an event, they may not share individual supplies and/or materials. • Proofreader’s Marks Standardized proofreader’s marks have been identified by Professional Business Associates and are listed in the appendix of the Style and Reference Manual. • Style and Reference Manual A standard style for documents is found in the Style and Reference Manual. All events will be authored and scored using the styles given. Failure to follow the Style and Reference Manual format for any job will result in a score of zero for that job. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 6
  • 7. • Business Ethics Business Ethics, as listed in the “Competencies” section, may include ideal moral and professional standards of behavior that should be demonstrated in all work environments. Questions might cover areas such as use of work time, care of equipment, confidentiality, honesty, safety practices, and cooperation. • Human Relations Human Relations, as listed in the “Competencies” section, may include group dynamics, cooperation, harmony, good employee relationships, employee organization, and interpersonal attitudes and behaviors. • Communications Communications, as listed in the “Competencies” section, may include reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. • Use of Previous or Sample Tests No previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests or facsimiles thereof (handwritten, photocopied, or keyed) may be taken into the testing area. Contestants who violate this rule will be disqualified. • Use of Cellular Phones The use of cellular phones in testing, preparation, and presentation rooms is prohibited. This pertains to judges, contest administrators and contestants. Contestants who violate this rule will be automatically disqualified. • Admission to Event Testing Sites Only the registered contestant will be allowed into the event site. Only advisors serving as administrators or proctors will be admitted. • Use of School Name in Presentations Except when specifically indicated in the Guidelines for an event, school names should not be visible on any equipment, screen savers, etc., utilized during presentations in front of judges. • Graphic Standards The Graphic Standards for Business Professionals of America are printed in the appendix of the Style and Reference Manual. Please refer to these for any event where the organization’s logo is used. • Use of Calculators Cordless calculators may be used in all events. Calculators and all other electronic devices will be monitored according to ACT standards in all events. See page 8 for calculator guidelines. Contestants who violate this rule will be disqualified. • Reference Materials In contests where reference materials are allowed, only hard copy reference materials can be used. – this included the Style and Reference Manual and the Human Resources Manual. Check the Middle Level Guidelines for each contest for further information. • Comment Sheets Judges are encouraged, not required, to utilize the Judge’s Comment Sheets. Comment sheets for pre-judged events will be returned via registration packets for SLC. Judges’ comments for on-site events will be returned to Local Advisors for contestants providing a self-addressed stamped envelope, including contestant number, at the time of testing at SLC. Local Advisors can forward the comments to students at their discretion. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 7
  • 8. • Reproduction Equipment No reproduction equipment (video cameras, cameras, digital cameras, tape or digital recorders, etc.) will be allowed in the contest room and/or viewing area unless authorized by Business Professionals of America State Office. • Non-Discrimination Policy It is the policy of Business Professionals of America that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of , or otherwise be subjected to, discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 8
  • 9. SLC 2010 Calculator Guidelines Permitted Calculators You may use any four-function, scientific, or graphing calculator, unless it has features described in the Prohibited Calculators list. For models on the Calculators Permitted with Modification list, you will be required to modify some of the calculator's features. Prohibited Calculators These types of calculators are prohibited: • Texas Instruments: all model numbers that begin with TI-89 and TI-92, and the TI– Nspire CAS—The TI–Nspire (non-CAS) is permitted. • Hewlett-Packard: hp 48GII and all model numbers that begin with hp 40G, hp 49G, or hp 50G • Casio: Algebra fx 2.0, ClassPad 300, ClassPad 330 and all model numbers that begin with CFX-9970G • calculators with built-in computer algebra systems • pocket organizers • handheld, tablet or laptop computers • electronic writing pads or pen-input devices—The Sharp EL 9600 is permitted. • calculators built into cell phones or other electronic communication devices • calculators with a typewriter keypad (keys in QWERTY format)—Calculators with letter keys not in QWERTY format are permitted. Calculators Permitted with Modification These types of calculators are permitted, but only after they are modified as noted: • calculators with paper tape—Remove the tape. • calculators that make noise—Turn off the sound. • calculators that can communicate wirelessly with other calculators—Completely cover the infrared data port with heavy opaque material, such as duct tape or electrician's tape (includes Hewlett-Packard hp-38G series and hp-48G) • calculators that have power cords—Remove all power/electrical cords. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 9
  • 10. Middle Level Events At-A-Glance - 2010 eligible for State Color Printing Allowed testing/presentingMinutes for Total event time used?Are production standards printer providedMicrocomputer and prep, warm-up, wrap-up competitionNumber of state entries May event be repeated? be used?May reference materials Minutes for orientation, Financial Services (01) Spreadsheet Applications 30 60 90 Y N Y Y N 2 (02) Business Math-Open Event U U Y Y N N N U Administrative Support (10) Keyboarding Production 30 60 90 N N Y Y N 2 (11) Business Communication Skills-Open U U Y N N N N U Event Information Technology (20) Web Site Design Team 5 5 10 Y N Y Y Y 2 (21) Computer Literacy – Open Event U Y N N N U Management/Marketing/Human Resources (30) Career Research Project Team 10 5 15 Y N Y N N 2 (31) Prepared Speaking 1-2 3-5 7 Y N Y N N 2 (32) Extemporaneous Speech 10 2-4 14 Y N N N N 2 (33) Graphic Design Promotion 5 Y N N N Y Y 3 (34) Business Fundamentals-Open Event U U Y N N N N U  Y = Yes * Rating sheets are provided in the Guidelines.  N = No  U = Unlimited SLC 2010 Edition – Page 10
  • 11. Oklahoma BPA Mid-Level FINANCIAL SERVICES EVENTS • Spreadsheet Applications (01) • Business Math–Open Event (02) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 11
  • 12. Spreadsheet Applications (01) Description Contestants will enter and format data, enter and copy formulas, and print full documents or cell contents. Eligibility Any Middle Level student may enter this event. Competency which may be covered: • Demonstrate basic skills in the use of spreadsheet software • Create and format spreadsheets • Enter and edit data on spreadsheets • Perform basic spreadsheet functions • Create graphs and/or charts • Use of printing options including formulas and gridlines Method of Evaluation: • Grading of a basic spreadsheet document and cell contents Length of event: • No more than 30 minutes of orientation/warm-up/wrap-up • No more than 60 minutes of testing time Equipment/supplies provided: • Microcomputer, printer, and paper • One USB drive per section • Software as designated for the event Contestant must supply: • Sharpened No. 2 pencils • Hard copy published and/or unpublished written reference materials No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing area, including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed five (5) entries at NLC. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 12
  • 13. Business Math (02)/Open Event Purpose To develop a basic understanding of personal and business-related math skills. Eligibility Any Middle Level member may enter this event. Competencies which may be covered: • Introduction to percents • Percentage, Base, and Rate • Checking accounts, Statement of Reconciliation • Gross Earnings and Payroll Deduction • Taxes • Simple Interest and Compound Interest • Metrics Conversion • United States Currency Conversion • Ratios • Calculate Units of Time Method of evaluation: • Objective test offered on-line between February 5 - 19, 2010 Contestant must supply: • Sharpened No. 2 pencils, pens • Plain paper No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries: • Unlimited SLC 2010 Edition – Page 13
  • 14. Oklahoma BPA Mid-Level ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT EVENTS • Keyboarding Production (10) • Business Communication Skills–Open Event (11) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 14
  • 15. 1Keyboarding Production (10) Description Evaluate entry-level skills in keyboarding and document production. Eligibility This event is open to any Middle Level member. This event may not be repeated. Competencies which may be covered/Specifications: • Apply beginning level keyboarding and document formatting skills to produce business documents • Demonstrate basic knowledge of word processing software functions The contestant may demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following: • Format and key letters, memos, tables, columns, and reports • Proofread text for accuracy, content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation • Revise, edit, and spell-check documents • Use paragraph formatting, tab settings, and text enhancements (e.g. bold, italics, underline) • Key and format addresses (labels) • Use electronic and hard copy references to assist in preparing documents (e.g. help screens, spell- check, thesaurus, user’s manual, dictionary) Method of evaluation: • Application Length of event: • No more than 30 minutes of orientation/wrap-up • No more than 60 minutes of testing time Equipment/supplies provided • Microcomputer, printer, and paper • One USB drive per section • Software as designated for the event Contestant must supply: • Sharpened No. 2 pencils, pens • Hard copy published and/or unpublished written reference materials No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed five (5) entries at NLC. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 15
  • 16. 1Business Communication Skills (11)/Open Event Purpose To develop skills in business communications skills, including spelling rules, correct spelling of often used business words, and correct use of grammar. Eligibility Any Middle Level student may enter this event. Resources: • Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary Competencies which may be covered: • Spelling, word-usage, grammar • Conflict resolution • Verbal and nonverbal communications • Job application process • Written communications • Electronic communications Method of evaluation • Objective test offered on-line between February 5 - 19, 2010. Contestant must supply • Sharpened No. 2 pencils, pens • Plain paper No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries • Unlimited SLC 2010 Edition – Page 15
  • 17. Oklahoma BPA Mid-Level INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EVENTS • Web Site Design Team (20) • Computer Literacy (21) – Open Event SLC 2010 Edition – Page 16
  • 18. Web Site Design Team (20) Description The team will work together to create a Web site based on the topic below. Eligibility Any Middle Level student may enter this team event. A team will consist of 2-4 members. Competencies which may be covered: • Apply technical skills in the Web site design • Demonstrate knowledge of Internet concepts • Evaluate and delegate responsibilities needed to perform required tasks • Demonstrate teamwork skills needed to function in a business setting. • Demonstrate knowledge of site, content, graphics, layout, browser capabilities, and more. The contestants may demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following: • Page layout • Teamwork • Navigational scheme • Graphics/multimedia use • Site content • Grammatical usage • Leadership • Integrity/ethics • Problem-solving Specifications • The completed forms (as a pdf file) must be submitted to Oklahoma BPA by e-mail at websitedesigntm_ml@okcareertech.org no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 1, 2010. The subject line of the message must be “Website Design Team-chapter number.” The body of the email must contain the advisor’s name and phone number. The use of e-mail delivery receipt is encouraged. No fax or mailed copies will be accepted. • The Web site must be available for viewing on the Internet February 1, 2010. If the ISP is experiencing technical difficulty, the advisor will be contacted and a reasonable amount of time will be provided to solve the problem. No changes can be made to the Web site after this date. Technical judging of the Web site will be conducted prior to SLC. The top 12 teams will be interviewed at SLC. • The following information must be included on the site: name of chapter, division, team member names, theme, school, city, state, and year. This information can be included in any format and location. • The Web site should be developed for topic listed below. A theme should be selected by the team and used throughout. Previously submitted Web sites used in BPA competition may not be submitted. • All written material must follow the organization’s graphic standards and make proper use of the logo and/or organization’s name. (See Graphic Standards in the Appendix.) • The team is responsible for securing a release form from any individual whose name, photograph, and/or other information is included on the Web site. • It is the policy of Business Professionals of America to comply with state and federal copyright laws, which are available on the Web at www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf. Use the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines in the Style & Reference Manual. Contestant(s) will be DISQUALIFIED for violations of the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. • At the time of the interview, team must submit one additional copy of the Web Site Documentation Form and all release forms. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 17
  • 19. • Browser to be compatible with Internet Explorer. • Attention must be given to monitor capabilities, such as resolution • Code must be the original work of the team, not copied from another site. • Pre-designed templates may not be used. • Team members will specifically identify their roles in the development of the Web site and be prepared to address questions pertaining to those roles (i.e., page layout, navigational scheme, graphics, media, compatibility, and content). Topics Create a social networking site. It may resemble popular social networking sites such as "YouTube", "Facebook", "MySpace", "Twitter", web-blogs, etc. However, the site should not be a duplicate (clone) of such sites and must be of your own design. Contestants who do not submit an entry that follows the topic above will be disqualified. Method of Evaluation: • Prejudged event; Top 12 to present at SLC • Application (judges’ rating sheet) Length of Event: • No more than five (5) minutes for team for setup • No more than five (5) minutes for team presentation • No more than five (5) minutes for judges’ questions Interview Equipment: Microcomputer and Internet access will be provided for the teams presenting at SLC. The website must be accessed using the Internet for the presentation. No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for the event will be allowed in the interview room. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed two (2) entries at NLC. Please note: Those students who wish to receive judges’ comments must submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the room monitor or judge at the time of competition. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 18
  • 20. Web Site Design Team (20) Web Site Documentation Form Key the information below and check the address for accuracy. NO HANDWRITTEN FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Chapter Name: Division:__________________ Chapter Number: Team Members: Complete Web site/URL address: Password (if applicable): ________________________________________________________________ Alternate Web site/URL address (if applicable): ______________________________________________ Alternate Password (if applicable): ________________________________________________________ Theme: We, the undersigned, attest that the design, creation, and implementation of this Web site is the original work of the team members. Furthermore, we attest that the Web site is in accordance with Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. We attest that we have used the same topic and theme as we progressed from regional through national competitions. We consent to its reproduction, use, and/or modification in any way for use by Business Professionals of America. We, the undersigned, attest that no changes will be made to our Web site after the postmarked date. Team Signatures: Team Member Roles: 1. 2. 3. 4. Advisor Signature and contact information during technical judging: SLC 2010 Edition – Page 19
  • 21. Signature: _______________________________ E-mail: Phone: SLC 2010 Edition – Page 20
  • 22. Business Professionals of America Web Site Design Team (20) Web Site Release Form I hereby consent irrevocably to the use and reproduction of any and all photographs taken of me in any form whatsoever for the Business Professionals of America Web Site Development Team competition. Consent is also granted for any printed matter used in conjunction with the photograph(s) and with the use of my name in any part of the Web site. I have read this document and am fully aware of the content and implications, legal and otherwise. Please print the following: Student Name Address City, State, Zip Signature(s): Date / / Student Signature (Month) (Date) (Year) Date / / Signature of Parent or Guardian (Month) (Date) (Year) (If student is under 18 years of age) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 21
  • 23. Web Site Design Team (20) Technical Judges’ Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Team Number ____ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned Page Layout (75 points) • Visual organization is easily understood 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 • Aesthetic use of colors and fonts 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 • Consistent format page to page 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 Navigational Scheme (60 points) • Links present and working 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 • Links show consistent formatting 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 • Complies with accessibility guidelines 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 • Navigational path is clear and logical 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 Graphics/Media Use (100 points) • Enhances topic 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 • Creativity through graphic design 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 • Originality of graphics 1-7 8-15 16-22 23-30 • Effective use of innovative technology 1-7 8-15 16-22 23-30 Content (75 points) • Well-developed 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 • Portrays the topic 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 • Effectiveness of site 1-6 7-12 13-18 19-25 Cross-Browser Compatibility (15 points) 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, and Usage 0 15 20 25 (25 points) (3+ errors) (2 errors) (1 error) (0 errors) TOTAL TECHNICAL POINTS (350) SUMMARY TECHNICAL TOTALS: FINAL AVG. TECHNICAL POINTS Judge #1 (350 points maximum) (Subtotal divided by # of judges) Judge #2 (350 points maximum) SUBTOTAL SLC 2010 Edition – Page 22
  • 24. Web Site Design Team (20) Judges’ Presentation Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Team Number ______ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned • Ability to explain the development and design process 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 • Ability to explain their use and the development of innovative technology 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 • Ability to explain their use and development of media elements (graphics, video, audio, etc.) 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 • Evidence showing each team member’s role in the development of the site and their responses to interview questions 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 TOTAL PRESENTATION POINTS (160 Points) SPECIFICATION POINTS : All points or none are awarded. • Equipment set-up lasted no more than five (5) minutes 5 • Presentation lasted no more than five (5) minutes 10 • Appropriate equipment and documentation for the interview 5 • All registered team members present for the entire event (awarded if same members are present for all portions of 20 the test) TOTAL SPECIFICATION POINTS: (40) PROFESSIONAL DRESS (Contestants receives either 100 points or 0 points) Males: Females: Dress slacks, dress shirt and tie Pant or Skirt suit Suit, dress shirt and tie Dress skirt or dress slacks with coordinated blouse and Sport coat, coordinated dress slacks, dress shirt and tie or sweater BPA blazer with dress slacks, dress shirt and tie Business professional ‘dress’ 100 BPA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and Dress shoes and dress socks are required with all of the blouse or sweater. above Dress shoes or dress sandals with heel are required with all of the above This excludes ALL DENIM for any of the above (both men and women) TOTAL PROFESSIONAL DRESS POINTS SUMMARY PRESENTATION TOTALS: TOTAL PRESENTATION POINTS: AVG. TECHNICAL (350 points maximum) _____________________ Judge 1 (160 points maximum) __________ AVG. PRESENTATON (160 points maximum) _____________________ Judge 2 (160 points maximum) __________ SPECIFICATION POINTS & PROF. DRESS (140 points maximum) ____________________ Subtotal TOTAL INTERVIEW POINTS FINAL TOTAL (Subtotal divided by # of Judges) ____________ (650 points maximum) _____________________ RANK ________________ SLC 2010 Edition – Page 23
  • 25. Web Site Design Team (20) Judges’ Comment Sheet Judge Number Contestant Numbers ________ COMMENTS: (to be viewed by contestants) (Judges: please provide positive feedback to each team regarding your analysis of their competition.) REASON FOR DISQUALIFICATION (if applicable) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 24
  • 26. Computer Literacy (21) Purpose To develop a basic understanding of computer terminology related to operating systems, hardware components, and software applications Eligibility Any Middle Level member may enter this event. Competencies which may be covered: • Identify components of hardware. • Identify peripheral devices. • Be aware of purpose and terminology associated with office software applications • Identify health and safety risks associated with use of technology. • Identify proper keyboarding techniques. • Describe emerging operating systems. • Recognize importance of copyright laws. • Identify, evaluate, and select software specific to a business function. Method of evaluation: • Objective test offered on-line between February 5 - 19, 2010. Contestant must supply: • Sharpened no. 2 pencils, pens No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries: • Unlimited SLC 2010 Edition – Page 25
  • 27. Oklahoma BPA Mid-Level MANAGEMENT/ MARKETING/ HUMAN RESOURCES EVENTS • Career Research Project Team (30) • Prepared Speaking (31) • Extemporaneous Speech (32) • Graphic Design Promotion (33) • Business Fundamentals–Open Event (34) SLC 2010 Edition – Page 26
  • 28. Career Research Project Team (30) Description The students will conduct research to analyze and present specific careers within a cluster. Eligibility A team of two (2) to four (4) Middle Level members may enter this event. Previously submitted research may not be used. Competencies which may be covered: • Utilize a variety of research tools in the career exploration process • Demonstrate teamwork skills needed to • Communicate research in a clear and function in a business setting concise manner both orally and in • Develop an awareness of how the writing. workplace continues to change The contestant may demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following: • Explore basic economic concepts that • Analyze basic economic problems affect the workplace • Evaluate and make decisions on • Identify economic systems economic issues based on research • Explain how economic growth can be • Prepare a research paper using the report promoted and measured format found in the Style and Reference • Conduct research using various resources Manual and methods • Discuss findings and respond to questions Specifications: • The completed research paper and supporting documentation (as a pdf file) must be submitted to Oklahoma BPA by e-mail at careerresearchproject_ml@okcareertech.org no later than 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on February 1, 2010. The subject line of the message should be “Career Research Project-chapter number.” The body of the email must contain the advisor’s name and phone number. The use of e-mail delivery receipt is encouraged. No fax or mailed copies will be accepted. • No changes can be made to the paper after the date of submission. • The research paper must follow the report format found in the Style & Reference Manual with the exception of the omit Sender, Recipient, Recipient Title and Date from report format (pertinent information is noted on title page, described below). • Length of document is limited to five (5) double-spaced, single-sided, numbered pages with one- inch margins. The title page and works cited are not included in the five pages. • No attachments, charts, tables, graphics, etc. will be accepted. • It is the policy of Business Professionals of America to comply with state and federal copyright laws, which are available on the Web at www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf. Use Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines in the Style & Reference Manual. Contestant(s) will be DISQUALIFIED for violations of the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. • Each research paper must reflect the research, writing, and original thinking of the team. • The research paper and entry form must be typed/word processed. • Each research paper must include a title page which follows the Style & Reference Manual format. • Each paper must include works cited and must include a minimum of six (6) references. • The title of the research paper, but NOT the author name, must appear in the heading of the first page of text. • An additional two (2) copies of the completed research paper and two (2) copies of the entry form must be submitted at the time of the interview at SLC. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 27
  • 29. • Oral presentation will be limited to five (5) minutes for presenting conclusions to the panel of judges and ten (10) minutes to answer questions from the judges. Notes or note cards may be used. • Develop a multimedia presentation. It must be about your career and can be used in connection with your presentation. Topic Select at least three (3) careers within a specific career cluster. An example would be Information Technology as a career cluster. The career choices may include network manager, help desk manager, and software support technician. • Use six (6) references • Report will include but not be limited to: • Describe each selected career • Education required • Skills and Abilities • Outlook for Career Path • How you can plan on attaining your goal; (i.e. the path you plan on getting there) Multimedia Presentation (only top 12 to create for presentation at SLC): • Showcase your team’s career choices using a multimedia presentation. • The use of costumes during presentations is not permitted • It is the policy of Business Professionals of America to comply with state and federal copyright laws, which are available on the Web at www.copyright.gov/title17/circ92.pdf. Use the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines in the Style & Reference Manual. Contestant(s) will be DISQUALIFIED for violations of the Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines. Method of Evaluation: • Prejudged event; Top 12 to present at SLC • Application (judges’ rating sheet) • Oral presentation and response to judges’ question Length of event: • No more than five (5) minutes of oral presentation • No more than ten (10) minutes of judges’ questions Equipment/Supplies provided: •Microcomputer and projector provided for those 12 teams presenting at SLC Team Must Supply • Notes or note cards for oral presentation (optional) • One envelope containing the materials required for interview as listed in the specifications above No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed two (2) entries at NLC. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 28
  • 30. Career Research Project Team (30) Entry Form Please key the information below. Name Grade Name Grade Name Grade Name Grade School Name School Address City State _________________ ZIP______________ School Phone School Fax Advisor Name E-mail Student Verification We, the undersigned, attest that the research for this project was conducted solely by the team members and that the work resulting from our efforts is original. Student Signature Date Student Signature Date Student Signature Date Student Signature Date Advisor Verification I have read the essay and verify that it reflects the above-named students’ original work. SLC 2010 Edition – Page 29
  • 31. Career Research Project Team (30) Technical Judge’s Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number _ Items to Inadequate Satisfactory Competent Excellent Points Evaluate 1-10 points 11-20 points 21-30 points 31-40 points Earned Research Paper • Topic not • Topic not clear • Clear message • Ideas well-organized identified • Searching for • General • Demonstrates Comprehension • Not focused ideas • Functional understanding of subject • Random thoughts • Exploring • Difficult to matter • Difficult to read • No clear purpose focus • Easy to read • Desperate for • Hard to picture • Shows some • All important points ideas purpose covered • Free of content areas • Awareness of issue • Grasps overall issue • No logic • Somewhat logical • Mostly logical • Argument follows logical • No continuity • Difficult to • Some structure progression Organization • Gaps of understand • Some critical • Easily understood information • Irregular pacing • Orderly presentation connections • Structured to keep reader interested • No argument • Too broad • Vague • Logical argument • Passive • Lacking detail argument • Evidence to support Conclusions • Struggling • Meaning • Weak evidence • Convincing obscured • Lacking in • Factual findings and purpose discoveries • Compelling summary • Inadequate • Lacking in • Weak resources • Diverse resources, resources resources • Shows some including interviews Creativity • Bland • General passion • Creative angle on the issue • Rote response • Acceptable • Some • Originality • Colorless originality • Proficiency • Inventiveness • Need for editing • Limited • Readable • Correct grammar, spelling, • Misuse of words correctness • Questionable punctuation Writing • Imprecise • Stumbling meaning • Concise language • Disjointed • Functional • Sentence structure/patterns • Expressiveness • TOTAL RESEARCH PAPER SCORE (200 Points) SUMMARY RESEARCH PAPER TOTALS: Judge 1 (200 points maximum) Judge 2 (200 points maximum) TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF JUDGE (200 points maximum)
  • 32. Career Research Project Team (30) Presentation Judge’s Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number _ Inadequate Satisfactory Competent Excellent Points Items to Evaluate 1-10 points 11-20 points 21-30 points 31-40 points Earned • Topic not • Topic not clear • Clear message • Ideas well-organized identified • Searching for • General • Demonstrates Comprehension • Not focused ideas • Functional understanding of • Random thoughts • Exploring • Difficult to focus subject matter • Difficult to read • No clear • Shows some • Easy to read • Desperate for purpose purpose • All important points ideas • Hard to picture covered • Free of content areas • Awareness of issue • Grasps overall issue • No logic • Somewhat • Mostly logical • Argument follows logical • No continuity logical • Some structure progression Organization • Gaps of • Difficult to • Some critical • Easily understood information understand connections • Orderly presentation • Irregular • Structured to keep pacing audience interested • No argument • Too broad • Vague argument • Logical argument • Passive • Lacking detail • Weak evidence • Evidence to support Conclusions • Struggling • Meaning • Lacking in • Convincing obscured purpose • Factual findings/discoveries • Compelling summary • Inadequate • Lacking in • Weak resources • Diverse resources, resources resources • Shows some including interviews Creativity • Bland • General passion • Creative angle on the issue • Rote response • Acceptable • Some originality • Originality • Colorless • Proficiency • Inventiveness • Need for editing • Limited • Readable • Correct grammar, spelling, • Misuse of words correctness • Questionable punctuation Writing • Imprecise • Stumbling meaning • Concise language • Disjointed • Functional • Sentence structure/patterns • Expressiveness • Ideas not focused • Lacks • Main idea • Ideas clearly organized • Undeveloped organization evident • Introduction gets attention Answers to introduction • Introduction • Introduction not • Smooth transitions Judges Questions • Transitions irrelevant well • Satisfying conclusion needed • Choppy developed • Language vivid and • Limited transitions • Awkward precise conclusion • Abrupt transitions • Convincing • Ineffective conclusion • Conclusion • Language choice • Dull language needs choice • Random ideas development expressed • Language choice limited • Clear ideas TOTAL MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION SCORE (240 Points)
  • 33. Career Research Project Team (30) Judge’s Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet SPECIFICATION POINTS: All points or none are awarded. • Research paper is no more than five (5) pages in length 10 • Minimum of six (6) references listed on works cited 10 • Word-processed title page must follow Style & Reference Manual 10 • Word-processed works cited must follow Style & Reference Manual 10 • Two (2) sets of documents submitted at time of contest 10 • Multimedia presentation is no more than five (5) minutes 10 SUBTOTAL POINTS (60 points maximum) Professional Business Dress (Contestant Receives 100 points or 0 points) Men: • Dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • Suit, dress shirt, and tie • Sport coat, coordinated dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • BPA blazer with dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie Dress shoes and dress socks are required with all of the above. 100 Women: • Pant or skirt suit • Dress skirt or dress slacks with coordinated blouse and/or sweater • Business professional “dress” • BPA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater Dress shoes or dress sandals with a heel are required with all of the above. This excludes ALL DENIM for any of the above (both men and women) TOTAL SPECIFICATION POINTS (160 points) : SUMMARY TOTALS: AVERAGE RESEARCH PAPER POINTS (200 points maximum) MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION POINTS (240 points maximum) SPECIFICATION POINTS: (160 points maximum) FINAL TOTAL (600 points maximum)
  • 34. RANK Career Research Project Team (30) Judges’ Comment Sheet Judge Number Team Number ________ COMMENTS: (to be viewed by team) (Judges: please provide positive feedback to each team regarding your analysis of their competition.) REASON FOR DISQUALIFICATION: (if applicable)
  • 35. 11Prepared Speaking (31) Purpose To provide the student an opportunity to demonstrate communication skills in securing, arranging, organizing, and presenting information orally. Eligibility This contest is open to all Middle Level students. The event may be repeated, but the topic may not. Contestant may not enter both Extemporaneous Speech and Prepared Speaking in the same year. Specifications; • Each contestant is to select a topic • In addition, all copies must adhere to the related to business, entrepreneurship, or Style and Reference Manual guidelines. Business Professionals of America, and • All copies should be on 8½” x 11” plain develop an oral presentation of not less white paper than three (3) or more than five (5) • The Statement of Purpose and minutes Originality form provided in the • Facts and working data may be secured Guidelines must be used from any source • The copies should be collated and • This event emphasizes a scholarly stapled as two (2) separate sets approach to securing information and • No binders will be accepted places emphasis on content and research • Two sets should be submitted in one 10” • Each contestant’s speech, however, x 13” envelope must be the result of his/her own efforts • The contestant may use notes or note • Prior to speaking, each contestant must cards furnish the event proctor with two (2) • The contestant will speak before a panel keyed copies of each of the following: of judges and a timekeeper Speech Outline, Bibliography, • No audience will be allowed Statement of Purpose and Originality • No time warnings will be given, form signed by the contestant and however, students must be allowed to advisor. complete speech • The same speech topic may not be repeated from one year to year Method of evaluation: • Judge’s rating sheet Length of event: • No more than two (2) minutes setup/preparation • No less than three (3) and no more five (5) minute presentation • Finals may be included at State Level Contestant must supply: • Easel and any relevant props (optional). The use of computer equipment is not allowed. • One envelope containing the materials required in the specification listed above No equipment, supplies, or other materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed three (3) entries at NCL.
  • 36. Prepared Speaking (31) Judge’s Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number _______ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned Opening: introduction 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 Voice: pitch, tempo, volume, enthusiasm 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Platform Deportment: gestures, poise, eye contact, mannerisms, appearance 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Organization: logical, clearly understood, suitable to topic, coherent 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Content: development of subject matter, depth of research 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Mechanics: diction, grammar, word pictures, pronunciation 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Closing: summary and conclusion 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 Effectiveness: was purpose achieved? (decision making, to impress, inform, 1-31 32-63 63-95 96-125 persuade) TOTAL POINTS (465 MAXIMUM) SPECIFICATION POINTS: All points or none are awarded. • Presentation lasted no less than three (3) and no more than five (5) minutes (No points awarded if presentation is stopped for going over time.) 10 • Word-processed outline and bibliography – two (2) copies of each 10 • Signed Statement of Purpose and Originality Form with Contestant# (2 copies) 10 • Documents submitted in one 10" x 13" envelope 5 SUBTOTAL POINTS (35 POINTS)
  • 37. Professional Business Dress (Contestant Receives 100 points or 0 points) Men: • Dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • Suit, dress shirt, and tie • Sport coat, coordinated dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • BPA blazer with dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie Dress shoes and dress socks are required with all of the above. 100 Women: • Pant or skirt suit • Dress skirt or dress slacks with coordinated blouse and/or sweater • Business professional “dress” • BPA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater Dress shoes or dress sandals with a heel are required with all of the above. This excludes ALL DENIM for any of the above (both men and women) TOTAL SPECIFICATION POINTS (135 maximum) SUMMARY TOTALS: Judge 1 (465 points maximum) TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS (465 maximum) Judge 2 (465 points maximum) SPECIFICATION POINTS (135 maximum) FINAL SCORE (600 maximum) TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF JUDGES RANK
  • 38. Prepared Speaking (31) Statement of Purpose and Originality Discuss the topic you selected, the purpose of your speech, and the intended audience. I, the undersigned, attest that the research in preparation for this speech was conducted solely by me, and that the speech is original work resulting from my efforts. Contestant Signature Date Advisor Signature Date
  • 39. Prepared Speaking (31) Judges’ Comment Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number ________ COMMENTS: (to be viewed by contestant) (Judges: please provide positive feedback regarding your analysis of his/her competition.) REASON FOR DISQUALIFICATION (if applicable)
  • 40. Extemporaneous Speech (32) Description Demonstrate communication skills in arranging, organizing, and presenting information orally and effectively without prior knowledge of the topic. Eligibility Any Middle Level student may enter this event. The event may be repeated, but the topic may not. Contestant may not enter both Extemporaneous Speech and Human Resource Management in the same year. Competencies: • Demonstrate effective communication skills • Demonstrate skills in developing a speech using the three basic elements (introduction, body, conclusion) • Apply speaking techniques using appropriate tempo and pitch Specifications: • The contestant will draw two (2) different • The contestant will speak before a panel of business topics and will select either one. judges and a timekeeper. No audience will The topics may deal with Business be allowed. Professionals of America, office situations, • The contestant will be given warnings via the business world, etc. flash cards when there is (1) one minute • The contestant will be provided ten (10) remaining and when there are (30) thirty minutes to develop the topic. Notes will be seconds remaining during the speaking made on cards provided by the event time. When time has elapsed, student proctor. No advisor contact will be should be allowed to complete the speech, allowed between the time of receiving the although points will be deducted for topic and the delivery of the speech. exceeding time limits. • No materials or previously prepared notes • Finals may be included at the State level will be allowed into the preparation or presentation room with the contestant. • The length of the speech will be no less than two (2) minutes and no more than four (4) minutes. Fifteen points will be awarded to any contestant who adheres to the timing rule. Points will be awarded per speech, not per judge. • Method of evaluation: • Application (judges’ rating sheet) Length of event: • No more than ten (10) minutes preparation time • No less than two (2) and no more than four (4) minutes presentation Equipment/supplies provided: • One note card for preparation of presentation Contestant must supply: • Pens or pencils
  • 41. No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for the event will be allowed in the interview room. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification. Entries: • Each school is allowed two (2) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed three (3) entries at NLC. Please note: Those students who wish to receive judges’ comments must submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the room monitor or judge at the time of competition.
  • 42. Extemporaneous Speech (32) Judges’ Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number _____ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned • Opening: introduction 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 • Voice: pitch, tempo, volume, enthusiasm 1-17 18-35 36-58 59-70 • Platform Deportment: gestures, poise, eye contact, mannerisms, 1-17 18-35 36-58 59-70 appearance • Organization: logical, clearly understood, suitable to topic, coherent 1-17 18-35 36-58 59-70 • Mechanics: diction, grammar, word pictures, pronunciation 1-17 18-35 36-58 59-70 • Closing: summary and conclusion 1-12 13-25 26-38 39-50 • Effectiveness: was purpose achieved? (decision making, to impress, to inform, 1-25 26-50 51-75 76-100 to persuade) TOTAL POINTS (480 POINTS) SPECIFICATION POINTS: All points or none are awarded. • Presentation lasted no less than two (2) and no more than four (4) 15 minutes. • Did not use any materials other than those specified for the event. 5 Professional Business Dress (Contestant Receives 100 points or 0 points) Men: • Dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • Suit, dress shirt, and tie • Sport coat, coordinated dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • BPA blazer with dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie Dress shoes and dress socks are required with all of the above. 100 Women: • Pant or skirt suit • Dress skirt or dress slacks with coordinated blouse and/or sweater • Business professional “dress” • BPA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater Dress shoes or dress sandals with a heel are required with all of the above. This excludes ALL DENIM for any of the above (both men and women) TOTAL POINTS (120 POINTS)
  • 43. SUMMARY TOTALS TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS Judge #1 (480 points maximum) (480 points maximum) Judge #2 (480 points maximum) TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS DIVIDED SPECIFICATION POINTS BY NUMBER OF JUDGES (120 points maximum) FINAL SCORE (600 points maximum) RANK
  • 44. Extemporaneous Speech (32) Judges’ Comment Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number ________ COMMENTS: (to be viewed by contestant) (Judges: please provide positive feedback regarding your analysis of his/her competition.) REASON FOR DISQUALIFICATION: (if applicable)
  • 45. Graphic Design Promotion (33) Description Develop a theme, illustrate the theme in a logo design, and then utilize the logo in a promotional flyer. NOTE: The output of this competition is to be produced as the NLC advertising and logo for 2010. This means that for this competition only, you must adhere to Copyright Law. Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines do not apply. You may not use any words, diagrams, clipart and/or artwork that are not public domain. Copyrighted materials, other than the Business Professionals of America logo, name, and tagline, may not be used—even with written permission. Eligibility Any student may enter this event. Contestant must supply One electronic version of the flyer and logo on CD No equipment, supplies, or materials other than in JPEG or GIF format and in PDF formats those specified for an event will be allowed Two (2) plastic sheet protectors (8 ½” x 11”) each in the testing area. containing three documents—one flyer, one No previous Business Professionals of America student generated logo, and one Graphic Design tests and/or sample tests or facsimiles Resource/Release Form thereof (handwritten, photocopied, or One 10” x 13” envelope containing the two (2) keyed) may be taken into the testing area. plastic sheet protectors and one (1) CD Violation of this rule will result in disqualification. Competencies: • Demonstrate knowledge of graphic design and rules for layout • Demonstrate effective use of color, lines, text, graphics, shapes, etc. • Demonstrate the ability to present ideas to prospective customers illustrating reasoning and logic for the theme The contestant may demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following: • Use principles of design, layout, and typography in graphic design • Generate a promotional flyer for marketing purposes • Use appropriate artwork and design techniques to effectively illustrate a theme • Apply technical skills to manipulate graphics, artwork, and image Specifications: • Theme needs to be 25 characters or less including spaces. • Dimensions of flyer must be 8½" x 11". • Dimensions of the student-generated logo must not exceed 4" x 4". Student-generated logo must be presented on a separate 8½" x 11" paper. • Product should be printed on white paper and in the intended color scheme. • Originals, flyer and student-generated logo, shall be produced at home/school. The creation and production of this graphic should not be professionally or commercially produced. • Place one set of the flyer, copy of the student-generated logo, and keyed copy of the Graphic Design Promotion Resource/Release Form in two separate sheet protectors. • Both of the sheet protectors and a CD with electronic files for the logo and flyer must be submitted in one 10” x 13” envelope to Oklahoma BPA 1500 W. 7th Ave. Stillwater, OK 74074. All documents must arrive by February 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.
  • 46. • Students are encouraged to use certified mail or another traceable method of delivery. Confirmation of receipt cannot be provided. No fax or email copies will be accepted. • An additional copy of the flyer and student-generated logo, along with one copy of the Graphic Design Promotion Resource/Release Form must be presented at the time of presentation. • All graphics must be computer generated. Only public domain and contestant-prepared graphics may be used in the design. Originality and effectiveness will be given greater consideration. No copyright items may be used, even with written permission. The Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines do not apply to this competition. • Business Professionals of America logo, name, and tagline must appear on the flyer. National Business Professionals of America grants permission for the use of the copyrighted logo and tagline. ←All written materials must follow the organization’s Graphic Standards and make proper use of the BPA logo and/or organization’s name. (Refer to the Graphic Standards in the Style & Reference Manual.) • Contestant’s name may not appear anywhere on output. • No registered trademarks or names may be used. It is the policy of Business Professionals of America to comply with state and federal copyright laws. Although a work may be freely accessible on the Internet and contain no statement of copyright, copyright law provides that such works are protected. Contestants must assume that works are protected by copyright until they learn otherwise. The contestant will be DISQUALIFIED for copyright violations. • The contestant will give a presentation on how the graphic was developed and produced. A question and answer session will follow. Each contestant may bring only one 8½" x 11" flyer to use during the presentation. Topic Develop a flyer and logo promoting the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, May 4-8, 2011. Method of evaluation: • Prejudged event; Top 12 to present at SLC • Application (judges’ rating sheet) Length of event: • No more than five (5) minutes of oral presentation • No more than three (3) minutes for judges’ question and answer session Contest Presentation: • Each contestant may bring only one 8½" x11" copy of his/her output and may use notes on index cards. Entries: • Each school is allowed three (3) entries at SLC. • Each state is allowed three (3) entries at NLC. Please note: Materials submitted for Graphic Design Promotion will not be returned. Those students who wish to receive judges’ comments must submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the room monitor or judge at the time of competition.
  • 47. Graphic Design Promotion (33) Resource/Release Form KEY THE INFORMATION BELOW. NO HANDWRITTEN FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Chapter Name: Contestant Name: Contestant #: I, the undersigned, attest that the design and creation is my original work. Furthermore, I attest that the production is in accordance with state and federal copyright laws. I consent to its reproduction, use, and/or modification in any way for use by Business Professionals of America National Center. List all sources used in the process to create the artwork. Include the hardware and software used. Contestant Signature Date Advisor Signature Date Graphic Design Promotion (33) Technical Judges’ Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet
  • 48. Judge Number ___________ Contestant Number __________ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 Design shows imagination, creativity, and originality 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 Student-generated logo shows imagination, creativity and originality 1-9 10-18 19-27 28-35 Appropriate use of grammar, spelling and punctuation 1-9 10-18 19-27 28-35 Design gains attention and has eye appeal Generated theme promotes NLC 1-9 10-18 19-27 28-35 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 Effectiveness (easily understood, motivational, accurate) Conforms to BPA Graphic Standards as 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 outlined in the Style and Reference Manual Student-generated logo is effective when 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 reduced to trading pin size Two (2) original copies in clear sheet protectors with completed Graphic 25 Design Promotion Resource/Release Form with Contestant Number and one (all or none) CD are submitted in 10” x 13” envelope at the correct time. TOTAL POINTS (310 maximum) SUMMARY TECHNICAL TOTALS: Judge 1 (310 points maximum) Judge 2 (310 points maximum) TOTAL JUDGES’ POINTS DIVIDED BY NUMBER OF JUDGE (310 points maximum)
  • 49. Graphic Design Promotion (33) Presentation Judges’ Scoring Rubric/Rating Sheet Judge Number Contestant Number ______ Below Points Items to Evaluate Average Average Good Excellent Earned Oral presentation, stage presence, 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 and delivery Content of presentation 1-11 12-22 23-33 34-45 Effectiveness of presentation 1-3 4-7 8-11 12-15 Consistency in graphic and theme 1-7 8-15 16-22 23-30 Answers to judges’ questions 1-11 12-22 23-33 34-45 TOTAL POINTS (150 maximum) SPECIFICATION POINTS: All points or none are awarded. Submitted one copy of each at time of presentation: flyer, logo and resource/release form 10 Contestant name does not appear on submitted output 5 Flyer is submitted on 8 ½" x 11" paper. 5 Dimensions of student-generated logo do not exceed 4" x 4" and is submitted on separate 8 ½" x 11" paper. 5 Conforms to BPA Graphic Standards. Logo and tagline must be used together. Color could be the same either in black, navy, or the official colors. 15 Professional Business Dress (Contestant Receives 100 points or 0 points) Men: • Dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • Suit, dress shirt, and tie • Sport coat, coordinated dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie • BPA blazer with dress slacks, dress shirt, and tie Dress shoes and dress socks are required with all of the above. 100 Women: • Pant or skirt suit • Dress skirt or dress slacks with coordinated blouse and/or sweater • Business professional “dress” • BPA blazer with dress skirt or dress slacks and blouse or sweater Dress shoes or dress sandals with a heel are required with all of the above. This excludes ALL DENIM for any of the above (both men and women) TOTAL SPECIFICATION POINTS (140 maximum)
  • 50. SUMMARY PRESENTATION TOTALS: Judge 1 (150 points maximum) TOTAL TECHNICAL POINTS _______ (310 points maximum) _________ _ Judge 2 (150 points maximum) TOTAL PRESENTATION POINTS _______ (150 points maximum) _________ _ Judges’ Points Divided by Number SPECIFICATION POINTS of judges _______ (140 points maximum) _________ _ FINAL SCORE _________ (600 points maximum)
  • 51. Graphic Design Promotion (33) Judges’ Comment Sheet Judge Number ___________ Contestant Number __________ COMMENTS: (to be viewed by contestant) (Judges: please provide positive feedback and areas of improvement in a constructive manner regarding your analysis of his/her competition.) REASON FOR DISQUALIFICTION (if applicable):
  • 52. 11Business Fundamentals–Open Event (34) Purpose To develop an overall familiarity to basic business knowledge skills. Eligibility Any Middle Level student may enter this event. Competencies that may be covered: • Human relation skills • General office procedures (filing, punctuality, reliability, performance) • Communications • Business law and ethics • General computer knowledge • Job-seeking and retention skills • Economics, personal finance and banking Method of evaluation: • Objective test offered on-line between February 5 - 19, 2010 Contestant must supply: • Sharpened no. 2 pencils, pens • Plain paper No equipment, supplies, or materials other than those specified for event will be allowed in the testing room including previous Business Professionals of America tests and/or sample tests. Violations will result in disqualification. Entries: • Unlimited