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

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ffa proficiency awards

FFA Proficiency Awards

Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

what is a proficiency award
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

proficiency award categories
Proficiency Award Categories

Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

proficiency awards
Proficiency Awards
  • Proficiency award winners are recognized at the:
    • local level
    • area level
    • state level
    • national level

Joe W. Kotrlik - LSU - 6-28-07

categories
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

proficiency award tips
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

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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
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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
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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)

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Proficiency Award Tips
  • Neatness makes a big impression
  • Check the application for spelling, grammar, math errors
  • Submit the application in an FFA award binder

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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.
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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