The PowerPoint competition entry is to be a user-directed, stand-alone presentation using no live
Internet links. The student is free to use any element that PowerPoint will support, as long as the
presentation does not violate the A.C.E. standards of dress, appearance, and conduct as presented
in these guidelines.
TYPES OF ENTRIES
1. Linear—Presentation begins and runs through to an end. In a linear presentation, there
is a set sequence to the presentation, starting at the beginning and continuing to the
conclusion. No navigation is required.
2. Nonlinear—User is given navigational control and can wander through the content at
will. In a nonlinear presentation the user can pick and choose, using a random route
through the presentation.
1. The presentation must have been developed since the last International Student
2. No more than two students may participate in the design and development of the
3. While there are a number of presentation products on the market, Microsoft PowerPoint
is required for Student Convention competition.
4. It is recommended that the presentation be available on a CD-ROM. (A 3.5 inch floppy
diskette is also acceptable.)
5. Designers must give proper credit for any copyrighted material.
6. Any Scripture referenced must be from the King James Version. All subject matter
(photos) must meet the A.C.E. dress and appearance guidelines.
Navigation of Site (applicable to nonlinear presentations)—The presentation should be easy to
use and navigate.
Creativity—The presentation will be evaluated for creativity in the areas of uniqueness, content,
approach to the material, and method of engagement.
Connectivity—Each step in the process must successfully relate the user to where he has been
and where he is going. The user should understand throughout the presentation the relationship
of the parts to the whole.
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Engaging Appearance—The presentation is visually attractive and interesting. It creates
interest and effectively conveys information to the user in a memorable fashion.
Elements—The presentation should contain enough variety to hold the interest of the user while
following Convention guidelines and standards of appropriateness. All the elements contribute
to the presentation’s effectiveness in meeting its objective. Presentations may include copied
folders from websites (live Internet links are not acceptable), video clips, sound bites,
Please note: All elements of PowerPoint presentations must meet A.C.E.
Graphic Design—The project should follow generally accepted media standards regarding
presentation. Some of these regard font styles, spacing, overlay, and other aspects of the
Clear—If the content is not clear, the presentation is ineffective. It should be clear in its
presentation, navigation, and purpose. Since this is a user-directed presentation, clarity is
Appropriate—The presentation should fit the convention guidelines and standards and be
appropriate for its intended purpose.
Useful—The presentation should be designed to serve a useful purpose.
Accomplishes Goals—The presentation should have a clearly stated goal so the user is able to
understand what the developer intended.
Checklist for PowerPoint Presentation:
1. Copies—Three (3) copies of a CD must be submitted as an early entry. Each copy must have
the student’s name, school name, customer number, school address, and telephone number
clearly visible on EACH copy. FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONVENTION,
MAKE SURE TO KEEP A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION, AS ENTRIES SUBMITTED
WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
2. Three (3) Judge’s Forms (CF33) are required for Regional and International Convention.
3. Creative Composition Affidavit (CF28) is attached to entry and properly signed. You will
need three (3) copies of the Creative Composition Affidavit form; attach one copy to
each Judge’s Form.
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HINTS FROM THE JUDGES
Size is not part of the judging criteria! More is not necessarily better. Balance good content and
a visually attractive presentation. For help with graphic design there are a number of helpful
sites on the Web. Be sure that all elements in your presentation meet the A.C.E. standards
(background music, video clips, photos, etc.).
POWERPOINT JUDGING CRITERIA
Areas of Evaluation
A. Navigation of Site (n/a for linear—automatic 10 points) (1-10)
B. Creativity (1-10)
C. Connectivity (1-10)
A. Visually (1-5)
B. Mentally (1-5)
A. Variety (1-5)
B. Appropriateness (1-5)
C. Graphic Design (1-10)
A. Clear (1-5)
B. Appropriate (1-10)
C. Useful (1-10)
D. Accomplishes goals (1-10)
Proper documentation submitted (1-5)
TOTAL POINTS (100