All Troupes participating in State are asked to submit one (1) Powerpoint slide for inclusion in the annual Parade of Troupes presentation. The deadline to submit slides is April 1. No fooling! This is the final deadline! Submit by uploading at the link above.
Here’s what you can submit:
• 1 Slide (You can have multiple images on one slide)
• Maximum screen time of 30 seconds
• Custom Animation is okay
• No video or sound
YOUR FILE CANNOT BE LARGER THAN 2 MB!
Some tips and notes:
Your submission must be limited to one slide only.
If you use a specialty font, it will only look correct in the final presentation if the font is also installed on the computer showing the final presentation. You can send fonts as separate attachments, if you’d like. Otherwise, you should limit yourself to fonts that are common to most machines. Really common. Like, everyone has them..
You get one slide. Just one. The presentation you send (through the link provided) should be exactly one slide long.
If you assign a background to the slide, do not select “apply to all.” Do not use a master slide design. Create your one slide from scratch, as a standalone. A presentation of one.
You get one slide. That’s all.
Jazz up your slide using Powerpoint’s Custom Animation feature. Multiple images and moving titles are a lot more interesting than a static slide, and you can do all that you want with your size limit of 2 MB and your time limit of 30 seconds. No video or sound files, though.
And use only one slide. You have a limit of just one slide.
Avoid using pre-made Powerpoint templates as these often incorporate a background on a master slide which will be lost when your slide is copied into the rest of the presentation. You can test your slide by copying and pasting it into another presentation (ideally on a different computer). That’s what we’ll be doing on this end.
It shouldn’t take you too long to test your slide because, as you know, there’s only one.
You can use your imaging software (photoshop or similar) to save high-resolution photos at a lower resolution, decreasing the amount of memory they take.
And make sure any images you use are compiled onto a maximum of 1 slide. Total.
Remember that your slide will be a part of a fast-moving, projected presentation. Aim for high visual impact. Use few words. Text will be difficult to read, limit it to titles and headlines only.
And make sure that everything goes on one (1) slide.
Save your one slide with your school name as the file name, and upload it at the link provided.
THIS YEAR, YOUR (1) SLIDE MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 1ST. STOP FOOLING AROUND AND GET SOMEONE ON IT!