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  1. FFA Proficiency Awards Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  2. What is a Proficiency Award? • Presented by National FFA to recognize excellence in SAE. • Awards available in over 40 areas. • Placement or Entrepreneurship categories Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  3. Proficiency Award Categories Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  4. Proficiency Awards • Proficiency award winners are recognized at the: • local level • area level • state level • national level Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  5. Categories • National: top 4 individuals in placement and in entrepreneurship are recognized in each category (total of 8). • If adequate sponsorship is not available, placement & entrepreneurship grouped together for judging and the top 4 are recognized. Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  6. Proficiency Award Tips • Don’t wait until the junior or senior year to look at the application. Review the application form early and start working on it. • Look at past applications from the chapter. FFA Proficiency Award Forms Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  7. Proficiency Award Tips • Follow instructions • Do not alter the application in any way, it will be “DISQUALIFIED” • e.g., copying application into Word document, altering space given for responses, changing font size below 10 pt • Use latest revised application forms. • Confirm LA application deadline

  8. Proficiency Award Tips • Take photos throughout the year • Change shirts/caps • When possible, use caps/jackets with FFA logo • Move closer to your subject when possible – close-ups are better than distant shots

  9. Proficiency Award Tips • In the application: • Don’t Say “This is a photo of….”. The judges know it is a photo. • Use action oriented captions: “Pruning shrubs will increase…” • Do not show unsafe facilities or practices in photos (e.g., not wearing safety goggles while repairing equipment) Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  10. Proficiency Award Tips • Neatness makes a big impression • Check the application for spelling, grammar, math errors • Submit the application in an FFA award binder Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

  11. Proficiency Award Tips • The application is a series of questions about the students and their SAE. • Some questions are easy; others require thoughtful consideration. • Other sections ask for figures based on SAE records.

  12. Proficiency Award Tips • Review the information on National FFA Proficiency Awards at http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_programs.Proficiency Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07