BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT 3005 Georgia Avenue,
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001-3807 (202) 667-3280 FAX (202) 667-3705
MEMORANDUM TO: Blacks In Government Regional Councils and Chapters
FROM: Mr. J. David Reeves - BIG National President
November 13, 2009
SUBJECT: 2010 Information Superhighway Student
1. The National Organization of Blacks In Government
(BIG) is sponsoring its annual Information Superhighway Student Competition
(ISSC). The ISSC provides students with the chance to develop computer skills,
and demonstrate their expertise and creativity using the information
superhighway. The competition is divided into two parts: Information
Superhighway Student Competition Academy, and Information Superhighway Student
Competition. The ISSC Academy is a youth training initiative focused on
providing youth learning experiences on electronic commerce (EC) and
information technology (IT). The ISSC has two competition levels: 9th
10th Grade Levels and 11th 12th Grade Levels.
2. The ISSC allows
chapters and regional councils to make a positive contribution in their
community, thus increasing visibility. This provides an avenue for chapter and
regional council members to participate in a worthwhile and increasing the
chapters/councils ability to recruit and retain members.
The ISSC segment of the program will culminate at the National Training
Conference in August 2010. First place winners from the Regional Councils
ISSCs will compete in the National contest. The National Awards for all
categories are: a) First Place Plaque and $1000, b) Second Place
Plaque and $600, and c) Third Place Plaque and $400.
use the attached program package to assist you in conducting your ISSC program.
Regional Council and Chapter Presidents should appoint a Chair to coordinate
the competition, effectively. Regional Council Presidents should also contact
the chapters in their region and inform them of the date and location of their
regional competitions. Please note that regional winners must be selected no
later than July 1, 2010, and submitted to the Chair, National Program and
Planning. ALL entry forms and other documents received after the July 1, 2010,
deadline will not be accepted and will be returned to the region. Regional
Council Presidents are asked to forward this information to your regional ISSC
Chair or your Program and Planning Committee Chair. Also, provide the name,
phone number, and e-mail address of your ISSC Chair to the Chair, National
Program and Planning Committee no later than 1 February 2010 at
There is a MANDATORY requirement for ALL regions that compete in the ISCC at
the national level to provide a regional chaperone. Each region is responsible
for assigning primary and alternate chaperones for their contestants during the
National Training Conference. Final details on chaperone responsibilities will
be provided closer to the national competition.
6. All student entries
at the chapter and regional level must adhere to all of the national published
guidelines. Any entries submitted to compete in the national competition,
which, did not adhere to the national guidelines at either chapter, regional or
national level, will be immediately disqualified and will not be able to
resubmit the student entry for reconsideration at any level.
7. If you
have any questions concerning the ISSC Program, please forward them via email
Thanks in advance.
cc: National Board of Directors National