2020-21 CHALLENGES

2020-21 CHALLENGE PREVIEWS

We’re excited to unveil these Challenge Previews for the upcoming Team Challenges.

Due to Covid-19, this season’s Challenges will be written so that teams can solve them virtually.

Check back later to view the First Look PDF. Please note that due to the challenges of Covid-19, our 2020-21 season will begin later than normal. The Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning Challenges will be released on November 1, 2020. The Engineering and Improvisational Challenges will be released on December 1, 2020.

Start forming your team today so you are ready!

TECHNICAL CHALLENGE

The Technical Challenge prompts students to complete tasks by using engineering, research, strategic planning, and related skills.

The Next Level

    • Create and present a video presentation in the style of a video game.
    • Include an adventurer who goes on a quest to win an ultimate prize.
    • Portray a special ability used by the adventurer.
    • Integrate 3 quest items and combine them to create a tool.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGE

Our Scientific Challenge blends the curiosity of scientific research with the creative expression of performance art.

In Theory

    • Produce a video presentation that tells a story about a Scientific Law that is bent and/or broken.
    • Show how the Scientific Law is bent and/or broken.
    • Include an expert and a witness in the story.
    • Use documentary techniques to tell the story in the style of a documentary film.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

FINE ARTS CHALLENGE

Our Fine Arts Challenge helps students develop acting and creative skills through artistic media, theater arts, scriptwriting, and prop design.

Epic Remix

    • Research music videos and create a music video of your own.
    • Use music and lyrics to retell all or part of a piece of literature.
    • Design and build a costume.
    • Research production techniques to enhance the music video.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off the team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.

SERVICE LEARNING CHALLENGE

Our Service Learning Challenge is designed to engage students in public service that addresses real-life community issues.

Project Podcast

    • Identify, design, carry out, and evaluate a project that addresses a need in a real community.
    • Create a video presentation that includes a podcast and a commercial.
    • Include a cliffhanger and a quirky character.
    • Integrate information about the project into the video presentation.
    • Create and present two Team Choice Elements that show off your team’s interests, skills, areas of strength, and talents.
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EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE

Our Rising Stars for Early Learners Challenge offers simple experiences with the creative process, and it gives young kids (preschool through 2nd grade) a place to work together and make new friends.

Critter’s Big Adventure

    • Create and present a story about a critter who goes on a big adventure.
    • Write and illustrate a picture book.
    • Integrate a special effect into the picture book.
    • Create a song that helps tell the story.
    • Share the picture book and the song in a team-created video.
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ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Our Engineering Challenge asks students to design, build, and test load-bearing structures created from specific materials.

Stay tuned for the Engineering Challenge sneak peek!

IMPROVISATIONAL CHALLENGE

Our Improvisational Challenge is all about research, spontaneity, and storytelling. Teams receive topics and produce skits right on the spot.

Stay tuned for the Improv Challenge sneak peek!

Team Numbers and access to the full Team Challenges for the 2020 - 21 season
will be made available for purchase beginning August 1, 2020 and will be released Nov 1st!.​