Award Ceremonies

Schools and districts will be provided with a Globeys Kit with instructions and resources on how to host Local Globeys in their schools, counties, and districts of choice – with a suggested variety of award categories that best highlights their students' progress and achievements.

Consider holding it in your classroom, school auditorium, gym, library, a local community center, museum or nearby tech corporation. Choose a date which would be convenient for your students, faculty, parents, judges, VIPs and members of the community to attend.

There are critical elements of stage design that will give your presenters confidence in their presentations, and your audience an optimal view – that way, everyone at your event can have the best experience.

Use your School's Local Globeys logo
Your stage should include your Local Globeys logo with your full event name. So make sure you create a large logo and place it in a visible space on the stage, like a projection screen.

Consider the view
Position your speakers, laptop, microphone, screen, and any props carefully so that there's a good view for the audience. For example, you'll want to give your speakers a specific place to stand for their presentation, like a podium.

Lose the clutter
Power cables, multiple laptops, and projection rigs may distract your audience, so make sure they're out of sight (or minimally visible). You will want your guests to be able to give their full attention to the award presentations.

The screen you use to show your Finalists and Winners' presentations should be well-placed and primed to be accessible to everyone in the audience.

A well-placeD screen
You will want to place your projection or video screen where the audience won't have to turn their heads to see it, but also where it won't interfere with the student presenter.

Screen presentation
Use a screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and that's large enough to display text legibly in the back row.

Screen and speaker positioning
Raise your screen well above the head of your student presenter to ensure all cameras get a clean shot of the student presenter. If you can't raise your screen high enough, place the student presenter's "home base" position to the side of the screen.

Event production is the magic that makes the action happen. Any educator knows that there is a lot to cover when organizing events. The key to success is to plan ahead, and take care of your needs as early as possible. Here are the need-to-knows that will guide you in your production planning:

Equipment and crew
There is a good chance you will have multiple teachers or students helping you manage the production of your event. Make sure you have enough people to cover all tasks, and that everyone knows about each other. You should also have a list of equipment needed for each aspect of production.

Audio needs
Your microphones are one of the most important components of a Globeys event. After all, this is what your Students Finalists and Winners will be using to demo their Game Project to the audience. You will want to double, triple and quadruple check that all mics are working, and that the audio is optimized for the space you are in.

Game Project Presentation and Projection
All of your Student Finalists and Winners should rehearse their presentations to make sure that they work. You will want to make sure that all of their games are downloaded onto the one computer that will be used for the event, and that they are sorted in the right order, according to the event program.

Make sure you have electric outlets in the right places, and/or enough extension cords. You should have the number of the person who takes care of electrical and technical needs in your school or district, in case of any problem that arises.