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2016 Contest Details

 

Eligibility for competition in ATA sponsored contests was extended to all collegiate agricultural education organizations in 1994. Any undergraduate student organization in agricultural education may participate regardless of their name. To register for the conclave, please visit this link:  http://go.unl.edu/2ecm

 

The cost for registration is $75/person before midnight on October 7th and $100 thereafter.  This includes all three days of activities listed in the agenda shown on the Announcements page.

 

 

Essay Contest

 

2016 Essay Topic

 

How might SAEs and Proficiencies be improved or modified in order to more effectively ensure that participating students are completely prepared to pursue the career and educational paths that best fit their interests and abilities?

 

The deadline for submission is October 7th by 5pm (EST) to: jce122@psu.edu

 

Quiz Bowl Contest

 

Important information for this year’s contest:

 

  • The technical agriculture area this year will be Animal Science
  • The agricultural education organizations area(s) this year will be NYFEA.

 

 

 

Nolan Award

 

2016 Nolan Award

 

The A.W. Nolan Memorial Leadership Award was established in the memory of Dr. Aretas W. Nolan, former professor and Head of Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois. It was Dr. Nolan and his students who in 1921 conceptualized and started Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA), the National Professional Honorary Agricultural Education Fraternity. The purposes of the Nolan leadership Award are to:

  • Recognize collegiate agricultural education organizations for their pursuit of national leadership and professional development opportunities for their members;
  • Ensure the professionalism and success of the National Collegiate Agricultural Education Conference and ATA Conclave, and
  • Improve communications between collegiate agricultural education organizations.

 

Specific details regarding the A.W. Nolan Memorial Leadership Award can be found on the 'Resources' page of this site.

 

In order to award certificates, please complete the Nolan Awards Form and either email it and relative information to Dr. Christopher Clemson at cac0132@auburn.edu or bring to the Conclave and submit form at the delegate meeting.  In addition, please supply Dr. Clemons with a hard copy of all other relevant information by closing of the 2016 National ATA Business Meeting.

 

Parliamentary Procedure Contest

 

This contest will follow the same rules as in previous years and can be download below. The floor consists of four opposing teams. Each team shall be composed of five individuals; president, vice-president, secretary and two delegates. Download the current contest rules for a complete explanation of the rules and procedures.

 

Date: Thursday, October 29th, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, 31 W Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

 

Program of Excellence Award

 

Program of Excellence Award application materials shall include the presentation (electronic form on a jump drive) and four (4) hard copies of the Presentation and four (4) hard copies of the 2-page summary of Program of Excellence Award materials [both on in electronic form on jump drive].  These are to be brought to the opening session during the first day of the National Alpha Tau Alpha Conclave in Louisville. An LCD projector and laptop with PowerPoint 2010 (Jump Drive only) will be available for use in the Program of Excellence Award presentations. To save on time, all presentations must be on disk or jump drive; no personal computers will be allowed.

 

If you plan to participate in the Program of Excellence Award event, notice must be given by October 9, by indicating your chapter’s intentions on the Conclave Pre-Registration Form. Download the current contest rules for a complete explanation of the rules and procedures.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, 31 W Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

 

Debate Contest

 

2016 Debate Topic

 

The name SAE should be replaced with Supervised Career Experience to allow students to utilize non-agricultural business and research experiences for their programming.

 

Contest location will be announced at a later date.

 

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