Canadian National Tournament!

The Closing Awards Ceremony!

A big thank you to British Columbia for hosting our first Canadian National Tournament.

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The Engineering Challenge asks students to explore and apply engineering skills and tools to design and build solutions to specific applications.

 

  Teams were asked to:

  • Research visual art and architecture styles.

  • Design and create a single three-dimensional physical model of a building.

  • Create a video presentation that tells a story about how opposites can be complimentary.

  • Integrate your model of a building and a planning artifact into the video presentation.

  • Present part of the video presentation using a split-screen to enhance the story.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team's interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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The Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theatre arts, scriptwriting, and prop design. 

 

Teams were asked to:

  • Research music videos and create a music video of your own.

  • Use music and lyrics to retell all or part of a piece of literature.

  • Design and build a costume.

  • Research production techniques to enhance the music video.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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The Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and quickly produce skits. 

 

  Teams were asked to:

  • Research detective and forensic techniques.

  • Create an improvisational video presentation that tells a story about a detective and a sidekick teaming up to solve a mystery.

  • Integrate a true clue and a red herring into the mystery.

  • include the use of a forensic technique to help solve the mystery.

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The Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

  Teams were asked to:

  • Produce a video presentation that tells a story about a Scientific Law that is bent and/or broken.

  • Show how the Scientific Law is bent and/or broken.

  • Include an expert and a witness in the story.

  • Use documentary techniques to tell the story in the style of a documentary film.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

 

  Teams were asked to:

  • Create and present a video presentation in the style of a video game.

  • Include an adventurer who goes on a quest to win an ultimate prize.

  • Portray a special ability used by the adventurer.

  • Integrate 3 quest items and combine them to create a tool.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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The Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues. 

 

  Teams were asked to:

  • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.

  • Create a video presentation that includes a podcast and a commercial.

  • Include a cliffhanger and a quirky character.

  • Integrate information about the project into the video presentation.

  • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

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The Rising Stars® for Early Learners Challenge offers simple (non-competitive) experiences with the creative process, and it gives young children a place to work together and make new friends.

 

Teams were asked to:

  • Create and present a story about a critter who goes on a big adventure.

  • Write and illustrate a picture book.

  • Integrate a special effect into the picture book.

  • Create a song that helps tell the story.

  • Share the picture book and the song in a team-created video.