My question is mainly concerning the skills and the alliance portion of the award. According to the judges’ score sheet from the State level competition, in order for teams to qualify for the Excellence award, a team must rank in the top 5 skills and the top 8 of the alliance portion of the competition. Are these still the same cut-off numbers for World?
How is the Excellence Award being judged at the World competition? Our team has qualified to compete in the Excellence Award at the World competition. We would like to know how the skills and the Alliance portion of the Excellence award are going to be judged. Will it be the top 5 skills and top 8 alliance of all (400) competing teams or will the judges only consider the teams who have qualified to compete for the Excellence award using only those teams scores to determine the top 5 teams of skills and the top 8 teams from the alliance?
Also, is an excellence, design and STEM award given per division or only overall?