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Jr. Beta Club Convention
November 2022
Every fall, Junior Beta attends the state convention, where we compete in a myriad of activities. 
 
 
Jr. BETA Convention Categories are listed below-- only 1 group or person from each school is allowed to participate and the sponsors choose which students get to participate in each competition. Students may compete in Songfest and one additional competition. 
 
Categories for Competition: 

 

Academics:

These competitions are designed to offer students the opportunity to test their academic skills and to reinforce educational standards. Each of the listed academic subjects will be a 45 minute, multiple choice test. A club may enter one student in each grade level per content area. TIME LIMIT: 45 MINUTES

-- Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

 

Apparel Design:

The Apparel Design competition allows each club to submit one club-designed piece of apparel depicting the 2019 - 2020 Theme: Beta As Far As You Can See. One to two students will present the entry at the time designated in the program. This competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, interpretation of theme, and artistic design. A club may only have one entry.

 

Book Battle:

The Book Battle competition is a literature-driven, written test that consists of multiple choice questions based on the books listed. This competition provides an opportunity for a group of three students to use an integrated study of novels to collaborate as they participate in this competition. Students will have one hour to complete the test. TIME LIMIT: 1 HOUR

 

Creative Writing:

The Creative Writing competition provides an opportunity for a student to use creative details through written expression as he/she interprets the topic. TIME LIMIT: 90 MINUTES

 

Engineering:

Engineering is designed for a team of three to five students to use innovative problem solving techniques and engineering concepts. Teams will use items from a specified list and be given items that must be included in the build. Students will be required to interact with judges and respond to questions during the competition. TIME LIMIT: 45 MINUTES

 

Living Literature:

Living Literature provides an opportunity for students to present their interpretation of a scene from a work of literature. Students should choose a scene and characters from any form of literature, including but not limited to, a novel, short story, poem, or play. Students recreate the scene through costumes, scenery, and props. Essentially, students become “wax museum figures” depicting the scene.

 

Marketing and Communications:

The Marketing and Communications competition allows three to five students to demonstrate creativity, communication skills, and marketing strategies. The campaign should exhibit students’ ability to collaborate, problem solve and think critically to develop an effective presentation.

 

Performing Arts:

PERFORMING ARTS - GROUP (four or more participants) — 6-minute time limit. Performers will have a total time limit of 10 minutes, which includes set-up and take down. The performance has a maximum time limit of 6 minutes. AND PERFORMING ARTS - SOLO, DUO, TRIO (three or fewer participants) - 2-minute limit. Performers will have a total time limit of 4 minutes, which includes set-up and take down. The performance has a maximum time limit of 2 minutes. Each club may enter both Performing Arts - Group and Performing Arts - Solo, Duo, Trio

 

Poetry:

The Poetry competition provides an opportunity for a student to use creative details and poetic devices through written expression as he/she interprets the topic that will be given at the beginning of the competition. TIME LIMIT: 1 HOUR

 

Portfolio:

The Portfolio competition showcases the club’s experiences from the timespan of state convention to state convention. This is a way to record each Beta Club's service, membership, and activities for the school year, the time between conventions. One to two students will present the finished product, at a time designated in the program, and will be briefly interviewed by the judges. This competition is designed to encourage club pride, creativity and innovation, interpretation of a theme, and artistic design.

 

Quiz Bowl:

Quiz Bowl is a general knowledge competition which stresses quick recall. The competition is designed for a team of four students to participate in a collaborative effort in various levels of difficulty that range from trivial to highly technical information.

 

Robotics Showcase:

Robotics Showcase is a team event. Teams of four to eight members will design, program, construct, and implement their robot in order to address the 2019 - 2020 Robotics Challenge: Examine, Expand, Extend. Teams will bring pre-constructed robots and props to showcase their interpretation of the challenge having incorporated skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

 

Service Learning Showcase:

Service Learning Showcase allows each club to submit one, free-standing trifold board that features the club’s service projects from throughout the year. One to two club members will present the finished board at the time designated in the program. This competition is designed to showcase service learning, creativity, innovation, and artistic design.

 

Songfest:

Songfest is a competition in which a club rewrites a song to incorporate the theme: Beta As Far As You Can See. Participating clubs must involve at least 50% of their attending members. This competition gives clubs the opportunity to showcase creativity and innovation, performing arts, and interpretation of theme. TIME LIMIT: 3 MINUTES

 

Speech:

The Speech competition is designed to allow students the opportunity to gain speaking experience, as well as increase his/her confidence level in public speaking. Speeches may be one to two minutes in length. 1. Time limit is 1- 2 minutes. 2. The speaker will receive a 5-point deduction for every 15 seconds of his/her speech less than 1 minute or exceeding 2 minutes. 3. Participants must be dressed in business attire. Props or costumes are not allowed. 4. A bibliography must be submitted. 5. Random draw will determine the order of speech presentations. 6. Spectators will be permitted based on room size. 7. Use of any electronic devices will not be permitted during competition. EDUCATIONAL CONNECTIONS COMPETITION GUIDELINES JUNIOR TOPIC - Seeing Clearly with Beta TIME LIMIT: 1 - 2 MINUTES

 

Technology:

The Technology competition is a club project designed to encourage students to create a presentation that adheres to their interpretation of the topic/theme. In this process, the students will increase knowledge and gain proficiency in the technological platform of their choice, use creativity to express themselves, and communicate the ideas of the topic/theme. TIME LIMIT: 2 MINUTES

 

Three Dimensional Design:

The Three Dimensional Design competition depicts the 2019 - 2020 Theme: Beta As Far As You Can See. One to two students will bring the finished product to be evaluated and interviewed by a panel of judges, at a time designated in the program. This competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, interpretation of theme, and artistic craftsmanship.

 

Two Dimensional Design:

The Two Dimensional Design competition allows each club to submit one free standing design that depicts the 2019 - 2020 Theme: Beta As Far As You Can See. One to two students will bring the finished product at a time designated in the program to be evaluated and interviewed by a panel of judges. This competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, interpretation of theme, and artistic craftsmanship.

 

Visual Arts:

The Visual Arts competition provides students the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and creative abilities. Each school may enter one entry per division in each category. This competition is designed to encourage creativity, innovation, reward outstanding craftsmanship, and reinforce the importance of fine arts in the 21st Century.