The style form lists which items judges will score for the style components of a team. Style forms are especially important as judges score exactly what the teams communicate; therefore, the wording of the form influences the team's score, not just the quality of the items. Teams can choose to print style in PDF and fill it out by hand, or they fill out a Word document and print (provided they do not change the formatting of the document).
The team must fill in the first four categories with specific items as described in the long term problem.
Be VERY specific in listing Style elements. You might not want to write down “team sign.” Describe what, exactly, your team thinks is creative about the sign.. (“Team sign transforms into an animal figure.”) Don't write down “costumes in the performance” - pick the costume your team thinks is best for the judges to look at. (“Dog costume worn by boy with glasses.”) If the team wants only the hat part of a costume scored, they must state “Hat worn by the detective.” Otherwise, the entire costume will be scored. The more general the description, the more components of that item or aspect are averaged together - target the strongest part.
Another example: if a team made a unicorn out of paper towel rolls, the points are in the materials used (“the creativity in materials used to create the unicorn costume”), not necessarily in the appearance (“the unicorn costume”/“the appearance of the unicorn costume”).
The team must present FOUR COPIES OF THE STYLE FORM to the Staging Area Judge. If a team hand-writes their form, they should keep one copy for themselves in case they move on to the next level of competition. The judges will not return any style paperwork to teams.
Style sheets should be filled out BEFORE the tournament. If a style form is not present in the staging area, the team's presentation (and the tournament) are delayed until the form is complete.
When talking to judges after the presentation, the style judges will ask team members to elaborate on their style items, how they thought of the ideas, and how they built the items. Team members should be prepared and excited to talk about their work.