We came up with this at our first lock-in 3 years ago and it is one of our most requested events!
We ask the students to make teams of 4. We write down topics on slips of paper, the topics are folded and placed in a "Hat". A team representative picks a topic by drawing from the hat, they pick it they own it - no switching. Each topic is assigned a number. We typically gather at 5:30p and eat at 7p, students are given until 7p to produce their 5 minute skit. After dinner numbers are drawn from the hat to determine the order that the teams perform. After all the teams have performed the judges write down their vote for the winning team number, votes are counted and a winner announced. We play for $10 gift cards - usually to a local taco resturant - very popular! We also video and post on youtube which we put on our facebook group page.
Funny thing, the students that thought it was a dumb idea are the ones who got into it the most.
2 pieces of paper and a pen/pencil
Submitted by Dean Watson on 30 Sep 2011