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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012

The CFC Youth Competitions Guide 2012 includes General Information (page 1), Prayer before Competitions (page 2), Rules & Regulations per Competition (begins on page 3), and Appendix (begins on page 17).

CFC Youth Competitions foster fun, fellowship, freedom, and faith. The purpose of these activities is to motivate the youth to utilize their energy, vitality, and creativity to glorify God, Who has given them life. The competitions promote fellowship with sisters and brothers from various areas in an environment where youth strive for excellence and give praise to God.

OUTDOOR COMPETITIONS
Amazing Race* - page 3 Recess Time!* - page 4

Band/Original Song - page 6 Individual Original Piece** - page 8 Original Christian Dance Creative - page 9 Really Short Film - page 12 Photo Showcase - page 13 Evangelistic T-Shirt Design - page 14 Defenders of Faith - page 15

INDOOR COMPETITIONS

** At Conference, these competitions will only be showcased. There will be no official scoring. * These competitions may not appear at Conference due to this years Conference venue.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS


No one over 22 years of age is permitted to compete. PLEASE READ AND BE FULLY AWARE OF ALL THE CHANGES TO THE RULES & REGULATIONS AND THE SPECIFIC ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS PER COMPETITION. Scoring Rubrics for the competitions are found in the Appendix (begins page 17). *All judges must review the scoring rubrics before the start of a competition. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the regional FTW, Youth Core Member or Couple Coordinator. HIGHLY ENCOURAGED: Along with the logistical and physical preparations, please prepare for Precon and Conference spiritually through prayer, fasting, and the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist.

GENERAL NOTE TO PRECON WINNERS


All winners for Precon will advance to compete in Conference competitions unless specified otherwise. Please submit all team rosters to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, JULY 20, 2012. Include a list of all team members names and ages. Also, include the team contacts name, area, phone number, and email. Please submit any audio or video files by privately uploading first to ge.tt, soundcloud, youtube, or vimeo and then by sending a private link to cfcycomps@gmail.com.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 PRAYER BEFORE COMPETITIONS


Heavenly Father, let us be witnesses to Your Love through our activities today. Help us put the same effort into You as we will into our competitions. Remind us that we are called to give our best and to finish the race while caring for others along the way. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to fellowship with our brothers and sisters throughout the region. May we play fair, show kindness to each other, and always do Your Will. Keep us safe from injury and harm as we bring out the best in each other. In all that we do, may we always give You the glory. We ask this through Your Most Holy Name. Amen.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 AMAZING RACE

DESCRIPTION Competitors will be led through an intense race/obstacle course comprised of various components. 1. Athleticism 2. Team Building 3. Problem Solving 4. Decision Making 5. Academics 6. Bible/Catholic Trivia 7. Miscellaneous Obstacles * Suggestion: Teams have to collect something at each station (a puzzle piece or something more creative maybe something to be used to move from one station to the next), and when moving to the next station, the team has a certain restriction (like holding that rope or walking to the next station taped together.) RULES & REGULATIONS Each team will consist of 12 members 6 men and 6 ladies. The team to complete the course with the shortest time, fulfilling every requirement for each station, will be declared the winner. FLOW OF AMAZING RACE Construct a course that is fun but fair. Make sure that each station is regulated well and that there are referees or judges to guide the teams through the course. A rule for a time deduction is allowed if a team did not fully complete a station. *** Please refer to the Appendix on page 17 for a suggested model of how to run the Amazing Race. The Appendix includes a suggested flow of stations, and tips on how to keep the competition fair. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Only one entry per area/region is allowed. NOTE TO REGIONAL WINNERS: Please send the teams roster with the team contact information (name of contact, area, cell phone, email) to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, JULY 20, 2012. Please label the Email Subject with Amazing Race 2012: [INSERT REGION]

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 RECESS TIME!

DESCRIPTION Do you still remember what it was like to have recess time in school? Whether it was 5 minutes of playing kick ball outside, 10 minutes of dodge ball, or even just being able to enjoy the outdoors, those were the times we looked forward to while in school. Recess Time is an organized gathering that consists of several activities that help foster fellowship among our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. It also promotes healthy living by staying active and encourages positive sportsmanship. In Matthew 18:4, Jesus says, Whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. So lets all enjoy each others company as children of God, and lets have fun! RULES & REGULATIONS FRIENDLY REMINDER: the venue for conference this year may not be suited for outdoor activities. Due to this constraint, Recess Time may not appear during conference. Regions are free to choose any sports, outdoor activities, board games, etc. to play. However, all activities must be reviewed and approved by the Full Time Workers and Competitions Committee. The duration of Recess Time must be no more than 60 minutes. ATTIRE: Wear athletic clothing and gym shoes. Please dress modestly. You may be asked not to participate if you fail to comply with this rule. Below is a list of approved activities. All activities must be coed (an even amount of brothers and sisters on each team): - Kick ball - Dodge ball - Basketball - Ultimate Frisbee - Relays (egg relay, sack races, etc.) - Tug-Of-War - Hopscotch - Chess - Checkers - Jenga! - Board Games: Cranium, Pictionary, Taboo, Guesstures, Monopoly, etc. - Jump-Rope and/or Double Dutch - Non Gambling Card games (Examples: Uno, ScrabbleSlam, Sorry Revenge, Monopoly Deal, Apples to Apples Bible Edition, Mad Gab Bible Edition) For more ideas, please visit http://www.jubed.com/youth_ministry/

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The local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee is in charge of planning, creating a schedule, and executing Recess Time. If there are SFC members in the area, feel free to ask for their help and participation. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS This is an open competition. Once a list of activities is set, the local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee will release this information via the local areas Precon website or via email. Email all game rosters to your local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee a week before the Precon. Sign Up sheets on the day of precon will be provided. Depends on availability of game. Please see a sample of Recess Time Schedule in the Appendix.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 BAND/ORIGINAL SONG

DESCRIPTION Our CFC community is blessed to have many talented musicians and songwriters! At each CFC Youth Conference, we have witnessed the youth share their gifts and love for God through worship. This competition continues to encourage the youth to showcase their songwriting abilities and to spread their gift of worship. RULES & REGULATIONS There can be no less than 4 and no more than 10 people in the band. Instruments are not limited to acoustic/electric, keyboard, bass, and drums. (Examples: percussion, wind instruments, etc.). The Competitions Committee must be provided with a list of instruments or any props that your band will use. All bands are required to bring their own instruments. The host area will provide the drum set. All bands are allowed the use of props but additional dancers, or adding non-band members during the performance are not allowed. Each band will be allotted 8 minutes for the entire presentation. Each band is allowed to use 1 minute to share the background and story of what inspired them to write the original songs. The remaining time will be used to play one original praise & worship song and one original reflection song. Please keep in mind that if the presentation is over the time limit, the band may be subject to disqualification. All entries should relate to the theme, Proclaim the Greatness of the Lord (Luke 1:46-55). All composed music must be written in a positive and/or Christian nature. It must be Christ- centered and free of negative language or negative slang of any kind. Failure to comply will result to automatic disqualification. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Only one entry per area/region is allowed. Submit a list of names of all band members, list of instruments (number of mics, number of instruments to be amped) and props, and song lyrics via email to your local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee. Email Subject: Band/OG Song 2012: [INSERT AREA] Song lyrics are required to be submitted in the following formats: 1) three typed copies that include the title and lyrics of the songs, a list of names of all band members, and region/area, and 2) a PowerPoint presentation of all song lyrics on plain background. NOTE TO REGIONAL WINNERS: Please refer to the following guidelines: The winning Music Ministry from Precon will be able to showcase their original songs at conference.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012


Submit a list of names of all band members, list of instruments (number of mics/mics stands, number of instruments to be amped) and/or props, and song lyrics and PowerPoint to cfcycomps@gmail.com. Please use the subject heading: Band/OG Song 2012: [INSERT REGION]. Deadline for submission is on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM (PST). Keep in mind that winners from Precon may have the opportunity to have their songs be used during one of the Conference worships.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 INDIVIDUAL ORIGINAL PIECE

DESCRIPTION Theres no denying that the community has many talented individuals who allow God to use their individual stories as a vessel for others and to see how God works His Wonders in the simplest of ways in our lives. No band necessary. This is an opportunity for individual artists to share His Glory in a simple song or spoken word/poetry. RULES & REGULATIONS Each entry/piece must not exceed 5 minutes. All entries may be in the following format: original music, spoken word, or poetry. All entries should relate to the theme, Proclaim the Greatness of the Lord (Luke 1:46-55). All entries must be written in a positive and/or Christian nature. It must be Christ-centered and free of negative language or negative slang of any kind. Failure to comply will result to automatic disqualification. No additional dancers, or adding non-band members during the performance. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Each area/region may submit multiple entries. Only 1 (one) entry per person is permitted. Submit title of piece, lyrics, composers name, and area/region via email to your local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee. Email Subject: OG Piece 2012: [INSERT AREA] TO SUBMIT FOR CONFERENCE: Please upload all entries to soundcloud and submit the link to cfcycomps@gmail.com by July 20, 2012 11:59PM (PST). Please use the email subject heading: Individual OG Piece 2012: [INSERT REGION] Include the title of piece, lyrics, composers name, and area. Chosen entries will be compiled in one CD (available during Conference) along with other chosen pieces from all over the nation.

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 ORIGINAL CHRISTIAN DANCE CREATIVE

DESCRIPTION Dancing is FUN! Its FREEING! And its powerful! God gave us this wonderful gift to express ideas, emotions or tell a story. The goal of the Original Christian Dance Creative is to glorify God in a very dynamic, imaginative, exciting and inspirational way.

Create an OG Christian Dance Creative that embodies one of the virtues of Mama Mary. Be creative and think outside of the box. A Mama Mary figure does not have to be in the dance, but it is not discouraged to have one. The goal is to embody one of her virtues. The dance creative may express a story, a life situation, or even a modern bible narrative. Again, be creative! Be energetic! We want to see these virtues come alive in some unique and vibrant dances!

This list of virtues is taken from St. Louis De Montforts Total Consecration to Mary where he encourages the faithful to imitate "the ten principal virtues of the Blessed Virgin." Feel free to research more.

Profound Humility Assigned to North West

Our Lady lived of life profound humility. She recognizes that she was created out of nothing in Gods goodness. She kept her vision -- her heart -- on the greatness of God. She saw everything she received as a gift. She considered herself the last, the least and the lowest. Humility is the foundation of all the virtues according to St. Augustine. Humility is the foundation of a life of virtue and life of God. Let us embrace humility. Let us learn from Our Lady. Let us pray to be humble. Let us ask Our Lady to teach us about her Son, Jesus, who is meek and humble of heart. (Fr. Zachary)

Lively Faith Assigned to South West

Faith is a great gift. Faith is one of three theological virtues so we can relate to God and live a supernatural life. Faith is a great virtue. Our Lady exemplifies faith by saying yes to Gods plan. This little 15-year-old girl -- holy, pure, full of love and grace says yes to Gods plan even though its impossible for humans to become the Mother of God on their own. We walk by faith and not by sight, right? Faith precedes understanding. We dont say, Prove it to me before Ill believe it. Thats arrogant and proud. A life of faith -- pray for that gift. Faith is a gift. (Fr. Zachary)

Blind Obedience Assigned to North East

Our Lady didnt just close her eyes and walk into walls -- far from it. That is not Blind Obedience. It means she was blind to herself. Her vision was fixed on God and God alone. This is the obedience of love from the Latin, audire, which means to listen with the intention and desire of acting on what you hear from God. It doesnt mean in one ear out the other. God says, Listen to me and then act upon it. Selfishness keeps us from loving. You know selfish people cannot love, by definition, right? Selfish people love themselves all the time. They are not able to love the way theyre supposed to love. However, people who have Blind Obedience to God like our Blessed Mother and the Saints; they are able to love spontaneously. Follow this call to virtue. (Fr. Zachary)

Surpassing Purity Assigned to North Central

Most people only address purity at the flesh level because many people are failing to live purity at the flesh level. Let me share with you the highest level of purity is to love God with all your heart, soul, might and mind. Your life will be blessed. That is the surpassing purity of the Blessed Mother -- she kept her vision fixed on God. When you love God with all your heart, soul, might and mind everything else takes care of itself. Too many people are caught

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012

in the battle of the flesh and they are losing ground. The flesh is not what we are created for. In the area of the flesh, it is appropriate that I deny myself. Sexuality is a gift and its reserved for a sacred space. That is how God arranged it. Its sacred. You are temple of God. You are sacred to God so conduct yourself in a holy and virtuous way. (Fr. Zachary)

Ardent Charity Assigned to South Central

She is ardent with great zeal and fervor. Remember St. Paul says in Scripture over all of the virtues put on love. God Himself is Charity. To love God with all your heart, soul, might and mind -- will flow from the Virtue of Ardent Charity. Charity is to see the goodness of the Father in everyone and everything and from that charity will flow love. Love is the desire to please the Beloved who is God the Father. If you spend your life pleasing God the Father in everything you do, you will be living the life of Jesus and Mother Mary. Jesus lays down His life for all who accept Him. We are called to lay down our lives. We are called to have a sacrificial love. (Fr. Zachary)

Heroic Patience Assigned to South East

Thats a good definition of how youre supposed to live -- Heroic Virtue. So it isnt virtue some of the time; it means all of the time according to your state in life -- in every situation in your life, heroically. When were tested in patience we thank God because we can grow in patience. The fruit of the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery the Carrying of the Cross is patience. People get tired of carrying their cross because they are trying to carry it alone. They need to carry it in Jesus. Jesus carried His cross keeping His will on the will of the Father guided by the Holy Spirit while Our Lady was right there. So, the next time youre frustrated standing in the grocery line or caught up in traffic, recognize that it is a gift. Turn to Our Lady and say a Hail Mary. Our Lady will pray for you now and at the hour of your death. Then, pray for those other people. God brings us together in life because we need each other and we need to grow in Virtue. We must turn to Our Lady. Heroic Patience. Do you want to be a hero? (Fr. Zachary)

[Source: All above descriptions are summarized and taken from a teaching on Virtue by Fr. Zachary of the Mother of God. http://www.ourladylovesyou.org/teachings/Year1Teaching5_Virtue.aspx]

EXAMPLES OF DANCE CREATIVES: - CFC Youth Conference 2010, Session 1 Live in Union with Him: http://youtu.be/DPLsUfcPees - CFC Youth Conference 2008, Session 1 Love Has Come: http://youtu.be/gVEy7Ei6F1s RULES & REGULATIONS Performances must be Christian and inspiring in nature. This is not a hip-hop competition; performances will be judged largely on how the performance conveys the message. Performances are encouraged to use props, costumes, and visuals. Note for Visuals: Make sure the visuals have good contrasting colors that wont wash out on a projector. Each performance must be under 4 minutes and 15 seconds. Time starts when music starts. A performance over 4 minutes and 15 seconds will be disqualified. Do not go over. A mix of 1-5 songs may be used for the performance. Secular songs may be included. At least one song must be Christian or inspirational. Any music with explicit or suggestive lyrics will be automatically disqualified. All performances must be 100% Pure from start to finish. Any inappropriate or suggestive moves/lyrics/clothing will automatically disqualify the performance. 10

CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012

A minimum of 10 dancers to a maximum of 30 dancers is allowed. NOTE: Due to this years conference venue, the stage may be smaller compared to previous conferences. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Only one entry per area/region is allowed. For Precon, please submit performance music as one audio or video file on a CD, labeled with the areas name. *NOTE: ALL performances at Precon must be recorded. It is the responsibility of the OG Christian Dance Creative performers to assign someone to record their performance. NOTE TO REGIONAL WINNERS: 1) Regional winners are to submit their recorded performance from the day of Precon for screening by the Conference Competitions Committee. Please upload the video to youtube or vimeo first, and then submit via private link (youtube or vimeo). 2) Grace period for improvement: All regional winners will be given a grace period after Precon to improve on any part of their performance. The overall message, music, and performance should stay the same. This grace period is for improving the performance and is not a time for creating an entirely new piece. Please submit a newly recorded video of the performance including props, costumes, etc. along with the recorded Precon performance for screening by the Conference Competitions Committee. 3) Submit the performance music/video (if performance includes visuals) as one audio or video file. For large files, please use ge.tt or other uploading sites to share files. 4) Submit the team roster and the team contact information (name of contact, area, cell phone, and email). DEADLINE for submission is Friday, JULY 27, 2012 11:59pm. Include recorded performance, music/video to be played on the day of conference, and team roster. Please submit to cfcycomps@gmail.com with Email Subject OG Christian Dance Creative 2012: [INSERT REGION] IMPORTANT NOTE: The National Youth Core and Full-Time Workers reserve the right to eliminate competitors for any indecent or immodest attire, music, or choreography at any time during their performance. Regions may be asked to perform their performances at the conference site for further screening.

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 REALLY SHORT FILM: THE JOY OF BEING CATHOLIC

DESCRIPTION Film has a unique and powerful way of capturing life and conveying a message. This year we are challenging you to use your God-given talents to share how awesome it is to be Catholic! My spirit rejoices in God my Savior!- Mama Mary Create a Really Short Film. The film can be about anything about living out our Catholic faith: standing up for life, praying the rosary, celebrating Mass, going to confession, learning about the lives of the saints, reading daily Scripture, praying the Divine Mercy, growing closer to our Mama Mary Our faith is so RICH, so ALIVE, and so UNIVERSAL! So lets share it and make it known! These Really Short Films will be used as a way to evangelize to show them on Facebook, at camps, on tumblr. Its a way to showcase our faith! RULES & REGULATIONS The Really Short Film may be a narrative, an awareness video, or a commercial. The Really Short Film can be as short as 1 minute but it must be under 3 minutes and 15 seconds. No one over 22 years of age is allowed to help with any filming, editing, or production. There is no age limit for the persons in the film (e.g. grandparents, parents, etc.). REMINDER: Before filming inside a Church, ask permission from the parish or priest. Always be respectful and reverent inside a Church He is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Open competition: There is NO entry limit per region. Only 1 (one) entry per person. All entries should be showcased at the regional Precon. TO SUBMIT FOR CONFERENCE: Please upload the video to youtube or vimeo first, then submit via private link (youtube or vimeo) to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, JULY 20th. 11:59pm (depending on the area). Please label the Email Subject with Really Short Film 2012: [INSERT REGION & NAME] Top 3 Really Short Films will be shown at Conference and displayed on the CFC Youth website.

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 PHOTO SHOWCASE

DESCRIPTION This is the one of the newest additions to this years competitions. Lets face it, with the accessibility of posting pictures online using social networks we cannot help but contribute to capturing and viewing our peers or our own photographs. Why not take a picture of an image that reminds us of how amazing and vast Gods love is for us? Each captured image tells a story. Are you ready to share yours? RULES & REGULATIONS Capture a moment or image that depicts Gods love. Hint: Gods love can represent anything! Must provide a bible verse that relates to the captured image. Must provide a short photo essay that is no more than 5 sentences long. The essay must answer the following questions: What is inspired you to capture the image? What is the message that the image conveys? ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Each area/region may submit multiple entries. Only 1 (one) entry per person is permitted. Each entry must be submitted as a png or jpeg file with a short photo essay via email to your local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee. Please use the subject heading: Photo Showcase 2012: [INSERT REGION] On the day of Precon & Conference: Provide a printed photograph (8 x 11 in.) in a nice frame. Submit a printed copy of a brief description of the photograph. It must be typed with font type: Arial, size: 10, single-spaced, and printed on regular copy paper. TO SUBMIT FOR CONFERENCE: Please submit name, area and contact info to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, July 20, 2012. Use the email subject heading: Photo Showcase 2012: [INSERT REGION] All entries (framed printed photo and printed photo essay) for Conference must be submitted by 4pm at the tech booth on Friday, August 10, 2012.

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 EVANGELISTIC T-SHIRT DESIGN

DESCRIPTION The shirt you wear makes a statement, whether you notice it or not. A shirts design, colors, and theme can be what jumpstarts a conversation amongst your peers or strangers. In CFC- Youth, what you wear can be the icebreaker to start a conversation, and evangelize to others. Since this is an evangelistic tool, and NOT a conference t-shirt, the details of conference (i.e. date and location) are NOT to be added to the t- shirt. The bible verse is required to be on the shirt, but the goal of the design is to represent Christ. RULES & REGULATIONS T-shirt entries must encourage our calling as CFC Youth to evangelize - the design should be able to spark interest from peers and strangers in order to share the Gospel message. T-shirt entries must have a Christian-based theme related to the conference theme, Proclaim the Greatness of the Lord (Luke 1:46-55). T-shirt design must have a Marian theme. It should include an image, symbol, or theme of Mother Mary on the shirt. The design should evoke great respect for the Mother of God. Areas/Regions are free to select the base color of the shirt. Designs may be printed on both sides, but is not required. Designs cannot have more than 3 colors per side. Be creative and make a bold statement but remember to keep the sacredness of the message you want to convey. For example: DO NOT put Im homies with Jesus or have an image of Mama Mary wearing sunglasses, etc. Best examples of Christ-centered t-shirt designs: God is Enough Conference (Ohio, 2005), Love Conference (Florida, 2008), and Beloved Conference (Virginia, 2011). ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Only one entry per area/region is allowed. Submit entries saved as a png or jpeg files along with a brief explanation of the design via email to your local CFC Youth Precon Competitions Committee. Please use subject heading: Evangelistic T-Shirt Design 2012: [INSERT AREA] NOTE TO REGIONAL WINNERS: Please submit entries saved as a png or jpeg files to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, July 27, 2012. Please use subject heading: Evangelistic T-Shirt Design 2012: [INSERT REGION]. Must print at least two shirts for conference to be presented some time during conference. Please include a paragraph that summarizes and describes the inspiration of the T- Shirt. Also, please elaborate on the T-Shirts design and what the details mean. (This paragraph summary will be read aloud during the T-Shirt design presentation. Make it sound exciting and interesting!)

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 DEFENDERS OF FAITH

DESCRIPTION Do you know our Catholic faith? As a Catholic, do you know what we believe in? Many cradle Catholics just go through the motions, but they dont know a lot of the basics. If we are to call ourselves Christians, we should get to know Christ. Know your faith. Know Christ. Test your faith in this competition! Teams of 3-5 members will be challenged to answer questions dealing with our Catholic faith. RULES & REGULATIONS In each round, the moderator will ask the questions and the judges will provide the answers and the scores. There will be 3 rounds. Round 1: A Jeopardy-style round with multiple choice and true/false questions. One of the participants will choose the topic and difficulty of the question. *NOTE: If a multiple-choice question is answered incorrectly, there is ONE chance for the other teams to steal the points. Round 2: A lightning round of short answer and fill-in questions. *No points may be stolen in this round. Round 3: The Final Judgment. In this question, the teams must defend themselves against a scenario where their beliefs will be challenged. Each team will have 5 minutes to confer with each other and present their answer in a 1-2 paragraph written response. *NOTE: The judges will score each written response. But only the top 2 written responses will be read to the audience. The questions are divided into four different categories: 1) What We Believe, 2) How We Celebrate the Christian Mysteries, 3) How We Are to Have Life in Christ, and 4) How We Should Pray. Questions will not be taken word for word, but any topic from the YOUCAT may be asked. The moderator must read the ENTIRE question, before a participant can buzz in. Only one person per team can answer the question. Teammates are NOT allowed to confer with each other. *NOTE: To help regulate, the person buzzing in should step away from the other team members. The team must go through a full rotation before another member can answer again. Each member must be given a chance to answer. Each team will be allowed to use their own Bible, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, and YOUCAT throughout the competition. A team or member may be disqualified for poor sportsmanship or for any lack of charity to the other teams.

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POINT DISTRIBUTION Round 1 16 questions. ~20 minutes 4 Categories. Multiple choice and true/false. Different level of difficulty: 100, 200, 300, 400 points. Round 2 20 questions. ~ 5 minutes 300 points. Round 3 1 question. 5 minutes. Essay will be scored 1-10 x 100 points. A maximum of 1000 points. FLOW OF DEFENDERS OF FAITH *** A PowerPoint template will be emailed to each region in order to ensure a fair competition. For each region, please conceptualize and implement a fair buzzer system. Suggestion: Educational Insights Eggspert (Wired version) might be a good investment. ENTRY & SUBMISSION DETAILS Only one entry per area/region is allowed. NOTE TO REGIONAL WINNERS: Please send the teams roster with the team contact information (name of contact, area, cell phone, email) to cfcycomps@gmail.com by Friday, JULY 20, 2012. Please label the Email Subject with Defenders of Faith 2012: [INSERT REGION] IMPORTANT NOTE: All questions and answers are based on the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the YOUCAT. All answers will be judged on accuracy of the answer. THE DEFENDERS OF FAITH questions are chosen to catechize the youth. The Final Judgment scenario is formed in a way to challenge the youth to defend their faith in real-life situations.

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: AMAZING RACE.

SUGGESTED FLOW OF AMAZING RACE OPTION 1: MATRIX ROTATION Everyone starts at the same time. First team to complete all the stations wins. Each team starts at a different station. Each station should be prepared for overlap prepare two sets at each station. Try to avoid stations causing traffic with a bottleneck effect. Judges should be assigned per team to monitor and facilitate. Teams should still be timed. Any overlap time over stations should be subtracted from their total time. A suggested landing station should be assigned so that the finishing teams can be easily identified. OPTION to Avoid: Everyone starts at the same time and at the same place. This is chaotic so try to avoid setting it up this way. OPTION 2: STAGGERED TIME Teams will be released onto the Amazing Race course in a staggered fashion that is, in 5-10 minute increments depending on the set up of the course. A key element of this set-up is to have the rest of the teams hidden before the start to avoid teams having an advantage over each other. The teams waiting to start should not be able to see the other teams running the course before they actually run through it. Another key component is to have an alert and accurate timekeeper. Each team will have a separate start and end time because the teams are staggered. Any overlap time should be recorded by the station leader and should be subtracted from their total time. Each station should be prepared for overlap prepare two sets at each station. In this option, judges per team are not required because the course will be entered one team at a certain time.

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: RECESS TIME!


Sample Schedule Template
Person(s)-in-charge Number of Referees, time keepers, score keepers, etc.

TIME 10:00- 10:30 AM

ACTIVITY Outdoor Sports: Basketball Flag Football Dodge Ball Kick Ball

Location Gym

10:00- Tug-Of-War Field A 10:15 AM 10:15- Ultimate Frisbee Field B 10:45 AM Relay Games

10:30- 11:00 AM

11 AM

Board Games Chess Checkers Cranium Pictionary Monopoly Deal Etc. END

Room 235 & Main Hall

2 Referees Number of Referees, time keepers, score keepers, etc. Number of Referees, time keepers, score keepers, etc.

Materials/Comments Nets, scoreboards, balls, water stations, etc. *Depending on the size of the venue, the local Competition Committee must decide how many teams can play at a time per sport. Keep in mind that this requires manpower. Suggestion: Have team rosters due a week before Precon to give the Competitions Committee ample time to make the schedule. Ropes Frisbees, eggs, sacks, etc.

Board games

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: BAND/OG SONG

JUDGES PROFILE (Number of judges: at least 3)

The judge must be knowledgeable and experienced in the music field. Must have been a member of a choir or band; or must have taken a music theory or music appreciation class. Preferred if the judge has written an original song. The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. SFC members or older Youth members should be chosen. The judge understands the importance of worship and Christian music as ways of bringing souls closer to Christ.

SCORING RUBRIC
Song Writing: /40 Explanation of Songs Christ-centered Message Lyrics (well-composed, profound, original) Song Composition & Creativity (lyrics match melody and rhythm / unique sound) Musicianship: /40 Vocals (the tone, melody, harmonies) Instruments (are balanced, clean, they compliment each other, good timing, rhythm) Unified as a Band Musical Arrangement: /10 Appropriate Dynamics (varying sound qualities) Transition between songs Performance: /10 Dynamic Stage Presence (energy & feel) Crowd Reaction Incompl ete 1 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 Fair 2 5 4 4 Fair 5 5 4 Fair 2 2 Fair 2 2 Good 3 9 6 6 Good 9 9 6 Good 3 3 Good 3 3 Great 4 12 8 8 Great 12 12 8 Great 4 4 Great 4 4 Perfect 5 15 10 10 Perfect 15 15 10 Perfect 5 5 Perfect 5 5 FINAL SCORE: /100 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: INDIVIDUAL OG PIECE


**Showcase only at conference.

JUDGES PROFILE
The Conference Competitions Committee will judge this competition. To determine the winners for the CD compilation, they will use this rubric below.

SCORING RUBRIC
Composition: /30

Christ-centered Message Lyrics / Words (well-composed, profound) Relatedness to Theme Creativity: /20 Unique Perspective (unique way of doing it) Original Sound Delivery: /20 Professional Sound (clean, skilled, polished) Appropriate Dynamics (varying sound qualities) Audience Impact

Incompl ete 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1

Fair 5 4 2 Fair 4 4 Fair 4 2 2

Good 9 6 3 Good 6 6 Good 6 3 3

Great 12 8 4 Great 8 8 Great 8 4 4

Perfect 15 10 5 Perfect 10 10 Perfect 10 5 5 FINAL SCORE: /50

TOTAL

TOTAL

TOTAL

NAME & REGION: Judges Name: Comments:

TIME:

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: OG CHRISTIAN DANCE CREATIVE

JUDGES PROFILE (Number of judges: at least 3)


The judge must be knowledgeable and experienced in the art of dance. Preferred if the judge was a member of or was involved with a dance team or has taken a dance class. Preferred if the judge has helped in the production of Conference creatives. The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. SFC members or older Youth members should be chosen. The judge understands the importance of dance as a form of worship and should be able to interpret the message of the dance creatives.

SCORING RUBRIC
Choreography: /30 Difficulty of Moves (technique, complexity) Originality (do they copy anyone?) Formations/Transitions (group movements are smooth, spacing) Musicality (how the moves match the beats, timing) Performance: /30 Clean Execution (precision, cleanliness) Synchronization / Unified as a Group Dynamic Showmanship (energy, facials, confidence, stage presence, eye contact) Crowd Reaction Theme: /40 Message is Conveyed Effectively Use of Props / Visuals Costumes Song Selection Incompl ete 1 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 1 Fair 4 4 2 2 Fair 4 2 4 2 Fair 5 4 2 2 Good 6 6 3 3 Good 6 3 6 3 Good 10 6 3 3 Great 8 8 4 4 Great 8 4 8 4 Great 15 8 4 4 Perfect 10 10 5 5 Perfect 10 5 10 5 Perfect 20 10 5 5 FINAL SCORE: /100 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL

REGION: Judges Name: Comments:


TIME:

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: REALLY SHORT FILM

JUDGES PROFILE
The Conference Competitions Committee with the help of selected judges will assess this competition. The judge must be knowledgeable and experienced in the art of film. Preferred if the judge was a member of or was involved with a film organization or has taken a film class. The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. The judge understands the importance of how film can be used for evangelization.

SCORING RUBRIC
Creativity: /25 Various, Unique Shots Storyline & Flow Original Idea Presentation Quality: /30 Video / Audio Clarity & Connectedness Character Performances Editing Presentation (flow, transitions) Theme Concept: /45 Message is Conveyed Effectively (any facts about faith is accurate and relevant) Christ-Centered Impact of Audience Incompl ete 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 Fair 4 4 2 Fair 4 4 4 Fair 5 5 2 Good 6 6 3 Good 6 6 6 Good 10 10 3 Great 8 8 4 Great 8 8 8 Great 15 15 4 Perfect 10 10 5 Perfect 10 10 10 Perfect 20 20 5 FINAL SCORE: /100 TOTAL TOTAL TOTAL

REGION: Judges Name: Comments:

TIME:

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: PHOTO SHOWCASE

JUDGES PROFILE (Number of judges: at least 3)


The judge must be knowledgeable and experienced in the art of photography. Preferred if the judge was a member of or was involved with a photography organization or has taken a photography class. Preferred if the judge has a photography portfolio or has some professional experience The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. SFC members or older Youth members should be chosen. The judge understands the importance of how photography can be used for evangelization.

SCORING RUBRIC
Composition: /25

Center of Interest / Placement of Object Unique/Creative Perspective Quality: /30 Color (color style appropriate for photo) Lighting / Contrast Focus / Depth of Field Presentation (on mount or frame) Theme Concept: /25 Message is Conveyed Effectively (how photo evokes message) Impact on Audience Photo Essay: /30 Explanation (captivating, clear, and interesting description of photo) Grammar (little or no grammar errors)

Incompl ete 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1

Fair 4 5 Fair 4 4 2 2 Fair 5 2 Fair 5 5

Good 6 9 Good 6 6 3 3 Good 10 3 Good 9 9

Great 8 12 Great 8 8 4 4 Great 15 4 Great 12 12

Perfect 10 15 Perfect 10 10 5 5 Perfect 20 5 Perfect 15 15

TOTAL

TOTAL

TOTAL

TOTAL

REGION: Judges Name: Comments:

FINAL SCORE: /110

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: EVANGELISTIC T-SHIRT DESIGN

JUDGES PROFILE (Number of judges: at least 3)


The judge must be knowledgeable in T-shirt design. Preferred if the judge has created a T-shirt design for a club or organization. The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. SFC members or older Youth members should be chosen. The judge understands the importance of how the T-shirt design can be used in evangelization.

SCORING RUBRIC
Design: /20 Color & Artistic Skill Creativity Theme: /25

Incompl ete 1 1 Incompl ete 1 1 1

Fair 4 4 Fair 5 4 2

Good 6 6 Good 9 6 3

Great 8 8 Great 12 8 4

Perfect 10 10 Perfect 15 10 5

TOTAL

TOTAL

Message is Conveyed Effectively (evangelistic design Placement of the Bible Verse Crowd Appeal /5

REGION: Judges Name: Comments:

FINAL SCORE: /50

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CFC YOUTH COMPETITIONS GUIDE 2012 APPENDIX: DEFENDERS OF FAITH

JUDGES PROFILE (Number of judges: at least 3)


The judge must be very knowledgeable in the Catholic faith and theology. Preferred if the judge has taken religion or theology classes. Preferred if the judge has taught Catechism classes. The judge must be capable of judging objectively and without bias. There must be no judging based on personal preference. A priest, religious, Couple Coordinator, SFC member or older Youth members should be chosen. The judge understands the importance of catechizing youth.

SCORING RUBRIC FOR FINAL JUDGEMENT Written Portion


Knowledge & Understanding of Faith The essay conveys a knowledgeable and firm, but loving argument to defend the faith. The argument is 10 9 effective and thorough. The essay Accomplished contains relevant and strong supporting details from Church teaching. The essay conveys a knowledgeable, but loving argument to defend the 8 7 faith. The argument is somewhat Competent effective and thorough. The essay contains some relevant supporting details from Church teaching. The essay attempts to develop a knowledgeable, but loving argument to defend the faith. The argument is 6 5 4 not effective and thorough. The essay Developing contains irrelevant and weak supporting details from Church teaching. The essay does not defend the faith. The argument is not effective and 3 2 - 1 thorough. The essay contains no Incomplete supporting details from Church teaching. Scoring Coherence All ideas are presented in a clear and effective order. Transitions between ideas are natural and effective. Most of the ideas follow a logical progression. There is an attempt to create transitions between ideas. The ideas in the essay are hard to follow. No transitions between ideas are used. There is no attempt to organize the ideas within the essay. Mechanics There are no grammatical, mechanical, punctuation, or spelling errors. There are only a few grammatical, mechanical, punctuation, or spelling errors. Grammatical, mechanical, punctuation, or spelling errors interrupt the flow of the work. Grammatical, mechanical, punctuation, or spelling errors make the essay unreadable.

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