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BATTLE OF THE FANS IS BACK!

     The Battle of the Fans is back, and the RIIL is ready to highlight the best student cheering sections across Rhode Island. To get involved in the contest, follow these steps before the end of the day Tuesday, January 9th, deadline.

  1. Film your school spirit at MULTIPLE sporting/school events
  2. Post your progress on your school’s social media (Instagram and Twitter)
  3. Use hashtag #RIILBOTF18 and tag @RIIL_sports. (Be sure to follow the RIIL on social media.)
  4. Student-produced video should be no longer than 3 minutes in length
  5. Keep it positive. Remember: Good sports are winners!
  6. E-mail the video link to
  7. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 9, 2018
  8. Finalists will be chosen and YOU, the fans, will vote!
  9. Winner to be announced on January 14th at 9 p.m. via RIIL social media.

 

Overview:
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Sportsmanship is an important part of education-based athletics, and student cheering sections can be a key factor in creating a festive high school event. The RIIL Student Advisory Board wants to see your student section in action, and see how you contribute to a fun and positive experience. The RIIL Battle of the Fans competition will let us all see who has the top student cheering section in Rhode Island.

Send us videos of your student section displaying its school spirit at several game nights. We want to see videos that reflect enthusiasm and togetherness within cheering sections. We want to witness cheers that pump up the atmosphere without disrespecting anyone involved in the sporting event. We want to see a mixture of school spirit and positivity within student cheering squads. We want to see student support for multiple sport teams.

Anyone can create the Battle of the Fans video: Cheerleaders, Band Members, Student Section Leaders, members of the video production class, yearbook staff, student council or any other member of the student body. The best videos will probably be created through the use of teamwork from the entire student body!

Judging Criteria
Positive Sportsmanship
Student Participation
School Spirit
Choreography and Originality of Cheers
Organization of the Group
Student Section Leadership
Overall Impression / FUN

Video Content & Length

Videos should be between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long. Show us how loud, organized, positive, and original you can be. And don’t forget, SPORTSMANSHIP is a key component to having one of the top student groups in Rhode Island.

HOW TO ENTER

Email the video link to . Videos must be submitted no later than end of the day January 9.

Determining a Winner
The RIIL Student Advisory Board, student ambassadors, and Staff will choose the Top Finalists based on the judging criteria listed above. Then YOU, the fans, will vote.

BOTF Champion
The winner will be announced via the RIIL twitter account @RIIL_sports on January 14th by 9 p.m.

Timeline
End of the day January 9 – Video submission deadline
January 14 by 9 p.m. – BOTF Winner announced

Final note
Even if you don’t think you can win or if you have only a few seconds of video, we’d love to see your student section in action! We want everyone to have fun with this contest!

Questions? Email us at