The purpose of a leadership grant is to inspire and enable students to be life-ready leaders by using the grant to make a difference within their circle of influence. A leadership grant will be awarded by FranklinCovey to students who are selected as winners in this year’s student speech contest. As participants work to develop a speech, they should consider what they would do with the leadership grant if awarded the prize and submit their plans for its use during the entry-form process. The decision is up to the student, but here are a few suggestions to make a difference as a leader:
• Identify and fix a problem that exists at school. • Donate the money to a charitable contribution. • Organize a service project in the community. • Purchase personal school supplies. • Help a class member or family in need. • Contribute to a college fund.
What Type of Video Will You Create?
Think of creative ways to make the speech memorable, engaging, and unique.
The Judging Process
Winners will be announced on May 30, 2019.
Eighty (80) prize winners (one for each lesson) will be selected by a panel at FranklinCovey Education and the International Student LEAD Team using a judging rubric with three criteria: 1) message 2) tone and 3) quality of video. Students will receive a $500 Leadership Grant for EACH winning video they submit. REMINDER: You can enter more than one video as long as each video is for a different High School Course Lesson. The more entries you submit, the better your chance of winning a Leadership Grant. NOTE: All winning videos will be featured in the new High School Digital Course lessons.
Rules and Guidelines
The following rules and guidelines will help participating students produce a great video.
Who is eligible to participate?
Any student worldwide (ages 13 to 19) that attends a licensed Leader in Me School is eligible to participate.
How many videos can I enter?
Students can enter more than one video into the contest as long as each video is on a different lesson topic.
Step 1: Choose a Lesson Key Message
Choose a lesson topic from the following lists of High School Student Course Lessons that will not only inspire your audience but showcase your passion as well.
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