The Lifting Our Voices for Equity (L.O.V.E.) Project is intended to encourage youth to identify inequities in their community and work collectively to make a positive impact.
Lifting Our Voices for Equity
Each presentation team must present the L.O.V.E. project, product, or event developed at their school or in their community during the current membership year. Each team member must present a portion of the presentation and the overall work must be completed by all team members.
L.O.V.E Event Overview
Competitors will create a presentation to highlight their L.O.V.E. Project. answering this question: Where do inequities show up in your community and what can you do to create positive change?"
Teams will describe the events and activities (planning through completion) involved with the project. NCA Competitive Event Guidelines L.O.V.E. Project (2023) LP 2
Emphasis should be placed on the results and impact of the NCA Chapter lifting their voices for equity in their community or school.
Recognition Levels and Process
The presentation is a minimum of 7 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes in length.
The timekeeper will present a flash card advising the competitors when they have reached six minutes, seven minutes, and when there is one minute remaining.
At the conclusion of the oral presentation, competitors will have a three minute question and answer session with the judges.
The judges will have three minutes to evaluate the presentation focusing on the effectiveness of public speaking, presentation skills, and how well the participants respond to questions that the judges ask during the presentation.
Point deductions will be applied for teams who do not meet the minimum time and for those who exceed the time limit. Students may create an audio/visual presentation (Power Point, Prezi, Google Slides, Video, etc.) to support the presentation with the judge pane.
It is the responsibility of the team to bring the presentation tools with them to their scheduled appointment and pull up the files/videos needed in a timely manner. It is also recommended to bring a laptop to show the presentation in the case of technical difficulties during the competition.
Projectors and screens will be provided by the NCA. Team members may use note cards as speaking aids if desired. It is not acceptable or permitted to read the speech word-for-word from the notes.
Props may NOT be used; this includes, but is not limited to, costumes, handouts, music, the public product, and/or photos