Category V: Group projects
This competition encourages you to think about the business world, become a philanthropist, and market your own products. Familiarize yourself with modern trends and market values, while developing your own fantastic product or service! Competitors must submit a proposal of their desired project four (4) weeks prior to the date of the MIST tournament for approval by your Regional Competitions Headquarters. Project ideas must be original and innovative. Submissions must be the entrepreneur’s original idea – proof of origination should be available if requested by the judges. The business idea may be new or already implemented. A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of six (6) people can register for this competition.
Calling all aspiring singers! The nasheed/ rap category is ideal for anyone who desires to write unique lyrics and use their singing skills to capture people’s attention about topics they are passionate about. The performance should not exceed more than 5 minutes. The only instrument that can be used for the performance is a drum with an open end (daf). Nasheed’s must be an original work, and repeat performances from previous years will not be accepted. A minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 competitors can compete per brothers or sisters teams from the same school.
A new competition that is a combination of Research Methods and Community Service; Show us your next great research idea by focusing on your community. How can you improve your community? Conduct a research project that demonstrates your intellectual and critical thinking capabilities. Come up with a creative and effective plan of action to serve a need. Identify a problem – now solve it. Students are required to submit three copies of a research paper (1,500 – 2,000 words), and at least one visual aid, such as a three-paneled display board, videos or slideshow presentations. A minimum of 1 to a maximum of 6 members may compete per team. Students will be allotted 5-7 minutes to present their projects, along with a 2-3-minute interview from the judges.
Are you an aspiring scientist? Do you love research? Then this competition is for you! Design, conduct and share the results of your own study to a panel of esteemed judges. Don’t forget to use the scientific method! A research paper of 5-7 pages along with visual aids are required. Presentations must be between 7 and 10 minutes long. A minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 members from each team may compete.
Showcase your editing, directing, and acting skills! Make a documentary, drama, comedy, thriller or animation to convey a particular message to the audience while relating your film to the MIST theme. Each group will submit no more than one typed page explanation of the film. The Film group will be allowed 3 minutes to explain: how they made the film, what the purpose behind the film is, and what inspired them. The film itself may be no longer than 7 minutes. A minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 members can register for this competition, but more the 6 members may be included in the making (ie. as actors/actresses).
Have media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter taken over your life? Have you started either reading or seeing more blogs? Take your online social habits to the next level by creating a social media presence for your MIST team! The competitor must create a blog for their MSA or MIST team. The social media platform selected should be updated based on the competitor’s assessment of what publishing frequency is appropriate for that chosen platform, in a variety of text posts, images, videos, etc. A typed explanation (of no more than 1000 words) is required. A minimum of 1 and maximum of 6 competitors may compete per team.