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THE CAMERA LIES! A Social Sciences ChallengeTM VICTORIAN REGIONAL FINAL 2011

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences This Challenge must be read in conjunction with the 2011 Instruction Manual.

THE CAMERA LIES! A.

INTRODUCTION It is often said that the camera never lies! We like to think that photographs show us the truth of a situation, but it seems that the camera can and does lie after all. Modern technology enables us to do amazing things. But with all of our new-found technological capabilities come dangers and responsibilities. We have paparazzi chasing celebrities to get the best photo and we have magazine editors using air brush techniques. We can even edit our own photos on computers at home. But what happens when a particular photograph that has been changed is published on the front page of every newspaper and is shown on news reports on television. This photo is seen by everyone, and they believe what they see to be true. But is it always true?

B.

CHALLENGE You are to explore the consequences of a falsified photograph being released.

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PRESENTATION During your presentation your team must: x Create two pictures (representing your photographs) which are at least A3 in size; one is the ‘original’ and the other has been falsified. These are to be clearly displayed during your performance. Your pictures may be generated and presented in whatever way you wish - real photos / computer / hand drawn or painted etc. x Explain in what way the original picture has been falsified x Explain who was responsible x Explain why it was falsified x Demonstrate the impact it has on at least three different individuals and/or groups x Explain what, if anything, can be done to prevent this from occurring in the future x If you present digital images, you must provide your own computer, projector and screen. Before you commence your presentation you must present the following written information to the judges: x One copy of your script x Your completed copies of the Cost Form, Outside Assistance Form and Presentation Skills Form. x A4 versions of each your pictures.

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LIMITATIONS Refer also to those listed in the 2011 Instruction Manual.

E.

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The total time for setting up, performing the Challenge solution and clearing away is ten minutes.

2.

The judges or room monitor will indicate when your performance time is to begin and when nine minutes have elapsed. At ten minutes your performance will be stopped.

3.

A minimum of four team members must be within the performance area at all times.

4.

The team members who are performing must be visibly inside the 3m x 3m performance area.

5.

Only items listed under ‘Allowable Materials’ may be used for costumes and props.

6.

Overall costs are limited to $75.00 in accordance with the 2011 Instruction Manual.

SCORING You will be awarded points according to the following criteria. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Effective visual presentation of your photographs, clearly showing the changes made to the original photograph......................................................................... 30 points Clear explanation of the way in which the photograph was changed ............................... 30 points Clear explanation of who was responsible ...................................................................... 20 points Creative explanation of why it was falsified ...................................................................... 30 points Effective and creative demonstration of the impact it has on at least three different individuals and/or groups ........................................................................... 30 points Logical explanation of the possibility of preventing false pictures from being published in the future....................................................................................................... 30 points Maximum possible ......................170 points

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PRESENTATION SKILLS & OVERALL DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE Your team must select two presentation skills and, on the Presentation Skills Form provided, explain why you have chosen this dramatic technique, and how this technique enhances the communication of the solution to the audience. It is the responsibility of the team to ensure that the Presentation Skills Form is written so that it directs the judges’ attention to the nominated categories including: x x x

How the nominated presentation skill is used How the nominated aspect emphasises the quality of the solution How the nominated aspect is relevant to the solution.

Neither of the two summaries should be more than fifty words in length. Each of the two categories will be worth 0 to 20 points. The judges will also allocate up to 10 points for the overall dramatic performance of the team. Overall Dramatic Performance is defined as the extent to which the performance had excitement, flair, creativity or impact that was related to and added value to the challenge solution. Maximum possible ........................50 points

G.

BONUS POINTS In each of the following no partial points will be awarded. 1. 2.

3. 4. 5.

All props and costumes made by team members from the list of Allowable Materials..... 15 points All paperwork completed and supplied to judges: a. Outside Assistance / Media Permission form b. Cost Form c. Presentation Skills Form d. Required written materials (script) .......................................................................... 10 points All team members played a meaningful part/role in the Challenge solution and presentation....................................................................................................................... 10 points Minimum of four team members in the performance area at all times.............................. 10 points Presentation area cleared to the satisfaction of the judges. ............................................... 5 points Maximum possible ........................50 points

H.

PENALTY POINTS Violation of the spirit of the Tournament ....................................................................... 0 to – 50 points

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TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR WILL PROVIDE: At the presentation site: 1.

A minimum of two judges.

2.

A timing device for the judges.

3.

Score sheets and pens or pencils for the judges.

4.

A defined stage or floor performance area of approximately 3m x 3m.

5.

Two chairs and a table that may be used in the performance.

6.

An electrical outlet that will accept a three-prong plug for use in the performance. Any electrical items must be tagged with a current safety tag.

Teams must bring any power boards and extension cords needed.

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CHALLENGE CLARIFICATION THE CAMERA LIES! All Challenge Clarifications are to be made by team members via the TOM Web Portal ‘Challenge Clarification’ facility. Telephone, fax or email clarifications will not be answered. Any team member can access the ‘Challenge Clarification’ area on the TOM Portal at www.tom.edu.au to ask a question. They do not need to log in. However, we ask that before a team member does this, that they do two things: (1) carefully check this Challenge document and the 2011 Schools’ Instruction Manual, as most often the answer is included in one or both of these documents; and (2) consult the Team Facilitator, who should also refer to the Challenge, the 2011 Schools’ Instruction Manual and log in to the TOM Portal to check the responses to other general clarifications that have already been answered. Challenge Clarifications will not be considered from Monday 16th August 2011. No telephone, fax or email clarifications will be accepted.

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ALLOWABLE MATERIALS FOR COSTUMES AND PROPS (Any of these must appear on Cost Form if used for costumes or props) Aluminium foil

Gloves

Plasticine, play dough

Balloons

Glue

Polystyrene

Balls – ping pong, foam, polystyrene, plastic

Goggle eyes

Raffia

Hessian

Recycled material*

Magnets

Ribbon

Make-up and hair products

Socks

Nails, screws, bolts

Staples

Paddle pop sticks

String, twine

Paints, textas

Swimming caps

Pantyhose

Tape – adhesive, masking, duct

Blu-tack Buttons Cardboard Cellophane Cling Wrap Cotton Wool Crayons Dried Peas, beans

Paper – butchers, plain, coloured, crepe, tissue

Drinking straws

Paper clips – glider, bulldog

Velcro

Dye – fabric, food

Paper plates, paper cups

Whistles

Elastic

Pasta

Wire

Elastic bands

Pencils, pens

Wood

Feathers

Pins – safety, split, hair

Fabric – any type including fur

Pipe cleaners

Yarn – cotton, woollen, synthetic

Fishing line

Papier Mache - eg Mix It

Foam rubber

Plastic – piping, tubing, bags, sheeting

Torch (in working order)

Please note: Dye may be used in your preparation but must NOT be brought in liquid form to Tournament of Minds venues. * Recycled material is specifically any material that you would normally throw out in your garbage or recycling bin each week. For example: newspaper, cardboard, foam boxes, cotton reels, margarine containers, drink bottles, tops, egg cartons, garden refuse etc. It does not include second-hand items like Grandma’s old shawl, Mum’s old evening dress or shoes, an old cane, umbrella, fan, toys or sports equipment. Goods and materials purchased from secondhand shops or opportunity shops are NOT recycled and so are not permitted. Your team must cost the proportion of each item that they use. Your team may use standard equipment to construct props, costumes and apparatus, e.g. scissors, hammers, screwdrivers, sewing machines, paintbrushes etc. These items need NOT appear on the Cost Form. © Copyright 2011 Tournament of Minds Inc

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ALLOWABLE PRESENTATION DEVICES Any of these electrical items may be used during the presentation of your challenge solution Laptop computer, data projector, slide projector, film strip projector, movie projector, overhead projector, television, video, DVD player, CD-player, tape recorder, MP3 players or any other audio visual or Information Technology device which benefits your team’s presentation. Read Section 3.4.2 (The Long Term Challenge) of your 2011 Instruction Manual for guidelines on setting up and use of equipment during the 10 minutes challenge solution presentation. Preparation of audio visual materials for use during the presentation must also comply with 'Outside Assistance Guidelines’ N.B. All electrical devices including power boards and extension leads are the responsibility of the team but do not need to be included in cost forms. They will also need to be tagged with a current safety tag on. Screened images must be projected to appear within or directly behind, the 3 m square. Adjustments to the lighting will be at the Director’s discretion. Teams are, however, advised not to rely on lighting adjustments in their performance.

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