The Judging Rubric is now available.
The rubric contains all of the criteria for each skill area: speaking, presentation and research. It is also the guide that the judges will use in scoring presentations. We suggest that you review the rubric with your students so that they can use it as a guide in preparing their presentations.
The bibliography page must be handed to the judges at the beginning of the presentation.
Acknowledging sources of information and graphics is an important part of making a presentation. The following suggestions are provided for students to use in preparing their bibliography. Although not required, students should strive for correct and consistent American Psychological Association (APA) citation format.
For correct APA format, read Using APA Format.
There are a variety of citation generators available for your students to use on the Coaches' Page.
Last year, some teams came to the competition with no bibliography at all while others went far beyond the grade-level minimums. Guidelines for the bibliography are less rigid this year. Rather than specifying a number of references for each grade level, we are stressing the need for adequate support of information presented. It is important to remember that sources for graphics must be acknowledged, too.
A variety of sources should be used. Categories of sources include, but are not limited to Internet, databases, periodicals, interviews, books, audiotapes, letters, newspapers, television, videotapes, and email.