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Competitions

A TASC Contest Entry Form must be submitted to indicate a school's participation in the council awards and contests.  The deadline for the 2017 contest and award applications is February 10, 2017. TASC sponsors several competitions including Scrapbook, Essay, Speech, T-Shirt, Four-Star and Platinum Award.

Individual Project Awards

The goals for the Individual Project Awards are to recognize outstanding projects across the state and to motivate other councils to increase the level of involvement at their respective schools. These project forms are brought to the annual state convention and submitted prior to the end of the registration on the first day of the conference.

So don’t delay… download the instructions and report form below to show the rest of the state the best of the best!

We have two different types of scrapbooks that may be submitted:

  1. Traditional
  2. E-Scrapbook

The following is required for the traditional version:

  • Content - This should record and reflect the council’s year. (From Convention to Convention)
  • Size requirements - The maximum size of the book and packaging/display is 2’ long x 2’ wide x 2’ high and no larger.
  • Inside the front cover, please secure a copy of the Scrapbook Cover Form.
  • Theme - This may be any theme of your choice, but must continue throughout your book.
  • Constitution - A copy of your school’s constitution must appear as a page in the front of your book.
  • Title Page - A title page which clearly displays the name of your school must be included in your book.
  • Projects - A minimum of 10 projects or activities must be included in the scrapbook. A completed Project Report Form must accompany each of the projects.

E-Scrapbook

  • Content – This should record and reflect the council’s year. (From Convention to Convention)
  • Total time from start to finish for the e-scrapbook should be between 7-10 minutes.
  • Please indicate the type of media used.
  • A hard copy of the appropriate forms should be submitted . The following should be included: Scrapbook cover Form, Theme, Constitution, Title page, projects using the Project Report Form.
  • All forms should be typed, and submitted in a half inch (1/2") binder.
  • Check to make sure that the submission works on another computer before submitting.

 

Scrapbook Judging Guidelines

The books will be judged on the following criteria:

  • 30% Content - This reflects the council’s year including ten projects that are of various activities.
  • 30% Creativity - This includes use of theme throughout the book, use of color and uniqueness.
  • 20% Neatness & Attractiveness
  • 20% Time and effort represented

SCRAPBOOKS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF COVER FORM, TITLE PAGE, PROJECT FORMS, AND CONSTITUTION ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Scrapbooks will be submitted this year in the following categories:

  • High School Scrapbook
  • High School E-Scrapbook
  • Middle School Scrapbook
  • Middle School E-Scrapbook

Each division will be rewarded 1st and 2nd places, with additional awards given depending on the number of submissions.

  • Download Scrapbook Cover Form WordPDF
  • Download the Project Report Form WordPDF
  • Download E-Scrapbook Judging Guidelines WordPDF
  • Download Contest Entry Form WordPDF
  • Each school can submit only ONE essay.
  • The essays must be typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.  Essays must be no longer than 500 words. No names should appear on the essay. You should attach the Essay Cover Sheet with a paperclip.
  • You must fill out the Contest Entry Form to indicate participation in the essay contest.
  • The theme for this year’s essay is “Walking in Memphis."
  • Download Essay Cover Sheet WordPDF
  • Download Contest Entry Form WordPDF
  • Each school can submit only ONE speech contestant.
  • The speech must be a minimum of 2 1/2 minutes and a maximum of 4 minutes.
  • Contestants will receive time warnings (time remaining of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and stop) during the competition.
  • Use of index cards or one sheet of paper with a brief outline or key ideas of speech is permitted.
  • Props MAY NOT be used.
  • Competitors should be in proper business attire for the judging competition and presentation of speeches if awarded first place.
  • The speech must be submitted in writing at registration of the convention.  The contestant is to bring 2 copies to the convention and submit to the judges at the time of competition.
  • The theme for this year’s speech is “Walking in Memphis."
  • Download Contest Entry Form WordPDF
  • Each school can submit only ONE t-shirt.
  • The school name and a theme (if incorporated with your council) should be displayed.
  • The t-shirt should be your council shirt for that year (no alternations of any kind).
  • This shirt must be submitted at registration.
  • We ask that your council's t-shirt be donated to an auction (silent or live as planned by the host school) with funds to benefit our state project.
  • The t-shirt will be judged based on creativity (40%), neatness/attractiveness (30%), and originality (30%).
  • Download Contest Entry Form WordPDF

The goals for the Four Star Council are to recognize outstanding councils across the state for their fine efforts and to motivate other councils to increase the level of involvement at their respective schools.

To be eligible, each council must:

  • Complete and submit the required applications (no project may be submitted in more than one category)
  • For each submission, your council should be involved in the organization and implementation of the project. ***The description on the project report form should CLEARLY describe how your council was the coordinating body***.
  • Complete a project form for each of the twenty required projects - Area Workshop and Convention hosts submit 15 and 10 respectively. (Workshop and Convention hosts should submit at least one project for each required category, and then their choice for the remaining projects)
  • The information submitted must be typed
  • No pictures or supporting information should be included
  • Must send delegate(s) to the fall TASC workshop in your area
  • YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT CONVENTION TO WIN

 

  • Download Four-Star Council Criteria/Information WordPDF
  • Download Four-Star Council Application WordPDF
  • Download Four-Star Council Project Report Form WordPDF

Student Councils in Tennessee are recognized with the Platinum Award each year at the annual TASC State convention who meet the following specific criteria:

  • Recipient of a Four-Star Council Award the previous year.
  • Participation at Summer Leadership Camp
  • Presentation of a workshop at a TASC State Convention, a TASC area workshop, SASC or LEAD conference
  • Participated in a fund raiser for the current state project or
    completed volunteer hours at a State Project event (if using this option, you must have a letter accompany from the state project coordinators to verify participation by your council)
  • Submit an article for the TASC blog or website
  • Either attend SASC/NASC or participate in a school service project that has had significant impact on your school or a mentoring school

    Download Platinum Award Application WordPDF

Awards

Accumulating Points

Event

Point Value

Attending camp 10
Being named to the Honor council (camp) 5
Conducting workshop/small group session (camp) 5
Attending an Area Workshop 5
Conducting a workshop/small group session (Area Workshop) 5
Active role in hosting an Area Workshop 5
Attending a TASC Convention 10
Conducting a workshop/small group session (TASC Convention) 10
Submitting and having published an article (TASC blog site) 5
Participating in TASC's speech or essay contest 5
Attending an SASC Conference 10
Conducting a workshop/small group session (SASC Conference) 10
Attending a NASC National Conference 10
Conducting a workshop/small group session (NASC Conference) 10
Attending a LEAD Conference 10
Active role in hosting TASC, SASC, NASC conference 10
Serving on the Executive Board of TASC, SASC, or NASC 10

Other contributions will be considered for point value at the discretion of the Individual Award’s Coordinator.

  • Students and sponsors should keep documentation of points earned such as exact dates and descriptions of camps, conventions, workshops attended and led, etc. No points may be duplicated for awards. Points that will be earned at convention may be counted if a student is registered to attend.
  • Sponsors will be required to verify with a signature on the application forms that the student has accumulated the points necessary for earning the award.

Awards

Any student council member who has earned the necessary points may apply for an individual award.

Middle Level Rising Star Award

A student must accumulate at least 45 points by the state convention of his/her eighth grade year to earn this award. Points earned through the eighth grade year may not be carried over to the freshman year. Points earned during the summer prior to the freshman year will accumulate toward high school awards.

Shining Star Award

    Earning the Middle Level Rising Star Award is a pre-requisite to working on the Shining Star Award. Once a student has earned enough points to be awarded the Rising Star Award, his/her point count starts over. For example, if a student accumulates 45 points toward the Rising Star by December, he/she will receive the Rising Star Award in the spring. Any additional points earned after the 45 points toward the Rising Star Award is accumulated will count toward the 50 additional points needed to be eligible for the Shining Star Award. Points earned through the eighth grade year may not be carried over to the freshman year. Points earned during the summer prior to the freshman year will accumulate toward high school awards.

All-Star Award

A student must accumulate 60 points beginning in the summer prior to his/her freshman year.

Impact Award

Earning the Senior Level All-Star Award is a prerequisite to working on the Impact Award. Once a student has earned enough points to be awarded the All-Star Award, his/her point count starts over. For example, if a student accumulates 60 points toward the All-Star Award by December of his/her sophomore year, he/she will receive the All-Star Award in the spring. Any additional points earned after the 60 points toward the All-Star Award is accumulated will count toward the 70 additional points needed to be eligible for the Impact Award.

Legacy Award

Earning the Senior Level All-Star Award and the Impact Award are prerequisites for earning the Legacy Award. Once the points for All-Star and Impact Awards have been earned, a student may begin counting points toward the 80 additional points necessary to be eligible for the Legacy Award.

 

  • Download TASC Individual Awards Application WordPDF

 

In addition to the individual awards that students may earn by accumulation of points, TASC will recognize individuals at TASC’s annual state convention who are selected by their councils to receive the awards explained below:

Above and Beyond Award

    Each council may select the member who goes the extra mile to ensure the success of each project or event even when it is not his/her responsibility. This individual is able to see the big picture and is primarily concerned with the good of the organization. It may be awarded by council vote or at the discretion of the advisor.

  • Download Above & Beyond Award Nomination Form WordPDF

Advisor of the Year & Administrator of the Year Awards

    TASC has established these prestigious awards to honor those individuals who have served their council and school in an outstanding manner deserving of the awards.

    • Download Advisor of the Year Nomination Form WordPDF
    • Download Administrator of the Year Nomination Form WordPDF

Member of the Year Award

    Each council may select a Member of the Year. This council member should be the person who gives the most to the school, area, and state student council organization. This should be the person who always gets the job done. It may be awarded by council vote or at the discretion of the advisor.

  • Download Member of the Year Nomination Form WordPDF

The goals for the Individual Project Awards are to recognize outstanding projects across the state and to motivate other councils to increase the level of involvement at their respective schools. These project forms are brought to the annual state convention and submitted prior to the end of the registration on the first day of the conference.

So don’t delay… download the instructions and report form below to show the rest of the state the best of the best!