This year’s FGE competitions will be a little different from those in years past. Due to rather low participation in some competitions at FGE Day and based on recommendations from our FGE Advisory Board, we will have fewer competitions at FGE Day, but more competitions at State Competition. The new format will also broaden opportunities for more students to compete at state. We’re excited about the changes!
Note: FGE Competitions are open to affiliated FGE chapters only, with the exception of Knowledge Bowl, which is open to all high schools.
Competitions at FGE Days
Note: Only one entry per chapter per competition per FGE Day.
Knowledge Bowl Questions are drawn from Georgia’s Code of Ethics for Educators as well as TAP and ECE curriculum topics. First, second, and third place winners are eligible to compete at state competition. Open to all high schools; FGE affiliation not required. Remember that you can enter Knowledge Bowl only at the first FGE Day you attend this school year. (Once you’ve seen the questions, even as a spectator, you are ineligible to compete in subsequent competitions.)
Does your chapter keep a scrapbook? Why not show it off?! We invite all FGE chapters to bring their scrapbooks to display at FGE Day. While not a competition, the Scrapbook Display offers FGE chapters an opportunity to show off the good things they are doing and enjoy learning from other chapters, as well. Again, scrapbooks will not be judged. But we know everyone will enjoy sharing ideas with each other! So that we can have adequate table space for everyone’s scrapbooks, please let us know if you plan to bring yours.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm (tentative)
City: Valdosta, Georgia
Come compete at state, then stay over for FGE Day at Valdosta State University the next day!
Students who have attended an FGE Day throughout this school year are eligible to compete at state.* This opens the door for a lot more students to compete!
Knowledge Bowl – Only first, second, and third place winners from FGE Days are eligible to compete.
FGE Moment – One FGE Moment that has been presented at an FGE Day will be selected to be read at state competition.
Additional Competitions – we are developing additional competitions that students may choose to enter at state. Students must have attended at least one FGE Day this school year.* These may include: job interview, extemporaneous speaking, essay. prepared speech, etc. More details to come soon! P.S. Have an idea for a competition? Email Mary Ruth Ray.
*If your chapter is attending FGE Day at Valdosta State University the day after state competition, students are eligible to compete at state if they are registered for FGE Day at VSU by March 1, 2019.
Q: Who is eligible to compete in FGE Competitions?
A: Members in good standing of state-affiliated FGE chapters are eligible to compete in FGE competitions. Exception: Knowledge Bowl is open to all high schools.
Q: Which FGE Day should I/we attend?
A: You are free to attend any and all FGE Days. Your location does not dictate which event(s) you attend.
Q: How many entries can we submit per competition?
A: A chapter may submit only one entry per competition. For individual competitions, chapters may wish to hold a local competition to determine who will enter the FGE Day competition.
Q: Can an FGE chapter enter competitions at multiple FGE Days?
A: Yes, a chapter may enter competitions (except the Knowledge Bowl; see note below) at as many FGE Days as they attend. However, they are limited to one entry per competition at each location.
Please note: the only exception to this is that a chapter may enter the FGE Knowledge Bowl only at the first FGE Day they attend in an academic year. Because some questions may be repeated at multiple events, chapters who have already attended an FGE Day may have heard the questions and are therefore not eligible to compete.
Q: When is the competition entry deadline?
A: Deadline to enter competitions is midnight on the registration deadline of the FGE Day you plan to attend.
Q: Will there be a state level competition?
A: Yes. First, second and third place competition winners of each Knowledge Bowl competition will be eligible to compete at state on March 12, 2019, in Valdosta. In addition, one FGE Moment from will be selected to be read at state competition. There will also be additional competitions at state that students may choose to compete in. More details to be released later.