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Completing Your Project

Obtain a loose leaf binder or keep a digital file in which to compile all of the activities, work samples, photos and videos you collect along the way as you work through your project. Use these items to help create your digital slideshow in PowerPoint or other similar software. Your slideshow must be able to be saved as a PDF for uploading once complete. Make sure your slides follow the following format. 

For complete instructions, forms, and the judging rubric, refer to the Youth Awards Program Guide.

Judging Rubric
Project Template
Example Project: Fayette Academy
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Slide 1

  • School name
  • Project title
  • Advisor’s name
  • Summary of the project that emphasizes the activities, one to two paragraphs in length

Slide 2+

  • Project reporting information including your well-defined goals and activities.     
          Refer to the Outline and Information Planner and the Rubric for Evaluation to help organize slideshow. 
          Use the outline to help you report about each project goal. Fill out one outline per goal.
  • Back-up documentation
          Include documentation following each goal that highlights the activities. This includes, but is not limited to: photos, work samples, etc.
           Reporting and documentation is limited to the slide limits set for each type of project. Projects with excess slides will not be considered in judging.
                     Signature Projects – 15 slide maximum
                     Foundations Projects – 4 slide maximum

Optional Video Submission

Groups may elect to submit video documentation with their submissions. Videos will be considered but are not required, and will be displayed
throughout the National Recognition weekend and on the NEED web site.
• Videos should be no longer than three minutes
• Videos should be created and uploaded to YouTube for hosting
• A link to the video must be shared when completing application information on the Youth Awards Project submission web site
• Programs should ensure students have completed their school’s media release documentation, if necessary

Submit Your Project

The deadline for projects is April 15, 2018. Projects must be uploaded to the Youth Awards Project submission web site by that date. Projects may then be reviewed for state awards and the national competition. Call NEED at 1-800-875-5029 for more information on the judging procedures.

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