6 – CAN WE SHOW A VIDEO OF OUR SENIOR PARTNER DURING OUR PROJECT PRESENTATION?
This is a clarification of number 3 below. The rule that only team members may participate in Project judging sessions does apply to videos that your team may show during the presentation. Your team may show pictures of your team’s senior partner or find creative ways to portray your senior partner, but only team members may act out, demonstrate, sing, dance, speak or otherwise actively participate in your team’s presentation – even in a video.
5 – DOES OUR SOLUTION NEED TO BE A PRODUCT?
There is no requirement that your team’s Project solution must be a product. Teams must “create an innovative solution,” but we do not define what that solution must look like. The most important thing is to solve the problem in an innovative way (see the Project document for a definition of innovative). Most teams create a product solution, but many teams design a program or process because they feel it’s the best solution to the problem they identified.
Either way, use your team’s Project presentation to clearly explain your solution and how it is innovative. Refer to the judging rubrics to see how your team’s solution will be judged at a tournament: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judging.
4 – WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH A GROUP OF SENIORS. CAN WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE SENIOR PARTNER?
Yes, it is ok for your team to have more than one senior partner. Just make sure your Project presentation identifies the seniors you worked with (either individually or as a group) so that the judges know you had at least one senior partner.
3 - CAN OUR TEAM’S SENIOR PARTNER PARTICIPATE IN OUR PRESENTATION AT A TOURNAMENT?
Only team members may participate in the judging sessions at a tournament. If your tournament allows spectators in the Project judging rooms, you are welcome to invite your senior partner to watch your team in action. Check with your tournament organizer if you have any questions about which parts of the tournament are open to spectators.
2 - CAN OUR TEAM PICK A SENIOR PARTNER OLDER THAN 60?
Absolutely! The SENIOR SOLUTIONS season focuses on challenges people experience as they age. People start to experience those problems at different ages, and “senior” may mean different things to different people. Just make sure your team does not choose someone younger than 60 years old.
1 - HOW DO I TELL WHICH PARTS OF THE PROJECT ARE REQUIRED?
Read the “Present Your Solution at a Tournament” section on page 3-4 of the Project document. It lists which elements of the Project are required to be eligible for Project awards at a tournament. We hope you will find the other information and suggestions in the Project document helpful even if they are not required.