Team Resources

Team Resources

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New this year: You can join us on our LinkedIn event to connect with other attendees and we are also running an Enactus Canada discord server throughout the event to allow students to meet and chat!

National Competition Submission Details

Your team will upload your twelve (12) minute video submission, Annual Report, along with (1) Project Verification Form to the Google Drive Link your team is provided no later than May 2nd, 2021 at 11:59 ET.  Presentation videos will be evaluated based on this judging criterion.

Pre-Screening and Q&A Booking

  • To confirm your team is competing in the Nationals Exposition you need to book a pre-screening meeting with your Program Manager and book a Q&A timeslot through the links your Program Manager provides you with
  • A 1-hour pre-screening meeting is mandatory for all competing teams. This meeting is to do a run-through of your Nationals presentation, with audio visuals and review your Annual Report (rough drafts are fine). Your PM will provide you with a link to book a meeting between April 21st – 29th .

Video Submission Guidelines

  • You need to submit one video presentation that can be no longer than 12 minutes or 720 seconds
  • The file format needs to be .MP4 or .MOV
  • Your video cannot contain copyrighted music. Here are some royalty-free music resources:
  • Name your file using the following naming convention; “Nationals-School”, for example, “Nationals-AcadiaUniversity”
  • Each video file cannot exceed 500 MB in size
  • If your video file is too large, please use a video compression tool to adjust your video to the correct size
  • Exporting your video as an .MP4 will automatically reduce the file size
  • One free video compression tool is FreeConvert: https://www.freeconvert.com/video-compressor or you can Google, “Free Video Compression Tool” to find a software for free

Annual Report Submission Guidelines

  • You must submit one (1) Annual Report that overviews your team’s efforts, results, and achievements
  • Annual Reports are limited to the dimensions noted below, but can be displayed in any manner:
    • Four single sheets of 8 ½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print only on one side of each sheet.
    • Two single sheets of 8 ½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on both sides of each sheet.
    • One sheet of 11” X 17” or A3 size paper with print on both sides.
  • It must be typed in a legible font-size
  • Only numbers include in your teams Final Reporting on team.enactus.ca can be included in your Annual Report. Number of students and volunteer hours included must also match the records on team.enactus.ca. If your numbers change from Final Reporting to when videos are due, please contact your PM to update your Final Reporting.
  • Below are links to Annual Report examples:
  • Your submission should be uploaded to the Google Drive link (provided by your Enactus PM) as a PDF file
  • Name your file using the following naming convention; “AnnualReport-School”, for example, “AnnualReport-AcadiaUniversity”
  • The Annual Report file should be no larger than 100 MB. If your file size is too large, please use a file compression tool to adjust the document to the correct size.
  • Here is an Adobe compression tool you can use: https://www.adobe.com/ca/acrobat/online/compress-pdf.html
    • You can also use Microsoft – File – Print – Print to PDF

Project Verification Form Submission Guidelines

  • Each team must submit one (1) signed Project Verification Form to compete at the Enactus National Exposition. Below is the link to the Project Verification Form:
  • The form must be signed by your Faculty Advisor, President, and Administrator (I.e., dean, department chair, provost)
  • If you are unsure who your administrator is check your Team Affiliation Agreement as it will be the same person
  • If a team’s Faculty Advisor is also an administrator, the form must be signed by another administrator.
  • The Project Verification Form must be submitted as a PDF with the following naming convention: “ProjectVerificationForm–School”. (e., “ProjectVerificationForm–AcadiaUniversity”)
  • This must be submitted by May 2nd, 2021 with your Video Submission and Annual Report.

Team Bio Submission Guidelines (optional)

  • If you wish, your team is allowed to include a Team Bio. This is a completely independent document (not embedded within the Annual Report) and may NOT include any info/photos related to projects
  • A Team Bio provides a brief biography of each team member
  • The Team Bio should be a maximum of five single sheets of 8½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on both sides of each sheet OR ten single sheets of 8½” X 11” or A4 size paper with print on only one side of each sheet.
  • The Team Bio must be submitted as a PDF with the following naming convention: “TeamBio–School”. (e., “TeamBio–AcadiaUniversity”)
  • The Team Bio file should be no larger than 100 MB. If your file size is too large, please use a file compression tool to adjust the document to the correct size.
  • Here is an Adobe compression tool you can use: https://www.adobe.com/ca/acrobat/online/compress-pdf.html
    • You can also use Microsoft – File – Print – Print to PDF
  • If you are submitting a Team Bio, it must be submitted by May 2nd, 2021 with your Video Submission, Annual Report and Project Verification Form.

National Challenge Final Rounds of Competition Submission Details

**NOTE: THIS ONLY APPLIES TO REGIONAL CHAMPIONS**

Your team will upload your five (5) minute video submission and Challenge Report to the Google Drive Link your team is provided no later than May 7th, 2021 at 11:59pm ET. You are welcome to submit the same video and Challenge Report as Regionals or you can submit a new video and new Challenge Report.

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Your video submission can be no longer than 5 minutes or 300 seconds
  • The file format needs to be .MP4 or .MOV
  • Your video cannot contain copyrighted music. Here are some royalty-free music resources:
  • https://freemusicarchive.org/home
  • https://www.epidemicsound.com/
  • https://audionautix.com/
  • Name your file using the following naming convention; “CWB-School”, for example, “CWB-AcadiaUniversity”, “TD-AcadiaUniversity” or “Scotiabank-AcadiaUniversity”
  • Each video file cannot exceed 500 MBin size
  • If your video file is too large, please use a video compression tool to adjust your video to the correct size
  • Exporting your video as an .MP4 will automatically reduce the file size
  • One free video compression tool is FreeConvert: https://www.freeconvert.com/video-compressor or you can Google, “Free Video Compression Tool” to find a software for free

Challenge Report Submission Guidelines

  • With your video submission you also need to submit a Challenge Report
  • Below are the links to the Challenge Report templates for each National Challenge:
  • CWB Financial Education Challenge
  • Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge
  • TD Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Submit to the Google Drive link (provided by your Enactus PM) as a PDF file
  • The Challenge Report cannot exceed 1 page in length.
  • Name your file using the following naming convention; “CWB-School”, for example, “CWB-AcadiaUniversity”, “TD-AcadiaUniversity” or “Scotiabank-AcadiaUniversity”
  • The Challenge Report file should be no larger than 100 MB. If your file size is too large, please use a file compression tool to adjust the document to the correct size.
  • Here is an Adobe compression tool you can use:https://www.adobe.com/ca/acrobat/online/compress-pdf.html
  • You can also use Microsoft – File – Print – Print to PDF

Competition Details

The National Challenge Final Round of Competition will be taking place on Thursday, May 13th from 1:00-4:00pm ET.  Your presentation video will be streamed to a group of judges and it will be followed by a live 3-minute Question and Answer period.

  • Up to 5 of your team members are allowed to participate in the live Q&A (faculty advisors cannot join the Zoom but it will be live streamed to nationals.enactus.ca)
  • All students that will be participating will be required to be available for a tech check between 12-1pm ET on Thursday, May 13th and for any potential time slot in the Final Round of Competition, being held from 1-4:00 pm ET on Thursday, May 13th
  • If your team is competing in multiple National Challenge Final Rounds of Competition, please ensure that you have different students participating in each one as the tech checks and live Q&A will be happening at the same time.
  • You will find out the presentation schedule during opening ceremonies on Monday, May 10th at 3pm ET. Following opening ceremonies, you will receive an email from your Program Manager with your time slot and zoom link to join tech check and the meeting.
  • Please ensure any students planning to be part of the live Q&A have access to a computer with a camera and consistent internet access.
  • Dress to impress; you will be on camera during the live Q&A 😊

Project Idea Pitches

Project Idea Pitches are coming to Nationals this year after a huge success at Regionals. We had 40 teams submit over 140 project idea pitches in three separate competitions.

This is an easy and great way to get your team involved at Nationals without much prep in advance! There will be 3 pitch competitions this year at Nationals, and all teams are welcome to participate in any or all of them.

Key dates:

Friday, May 7: Launch of Project Idea Pitches

  • An email will be sent to all students this day with the pitch competitions topics and details. They will also be launched simultaneously on our website and social media.

Wednesday, May 12 11:59PM ET: Project Idea Pitch Submissions Due
Friday, May 14 3PM ET: Awards Ceremony – 6 Pitch Finalists announced for each of the 3 pitch competitions.
Wednesday May 19 10:30AM-12:30PM ET: Project Idea Pitch Final Rounds of Competitions (LIVE)
Thursday May 20 3:00PM ET: Project Idea Pitch Results Announced at Awards Ceremony

Engage your Faculty and Administration

Host Watch Parties and invite your faculty and administration from your school! Many teams hosted watch parties during key events like Opening Ceremonies and Final Ceremonies at Regionals and invited their school admin to join their team to watch. We heard it was a great way to involve faculty and admin and get them to meet your team and learn about what you’ve been working on. Your PM will send a letter that you can use signed by the Enactus Canada President and Chairman to let them know about the event and you could attach it to an email inviting them to join a watch party.