Going through a process that includes applying and presenting is an important learning experience. While the board recognizes that the merit of an event is independent of how it is presented on paper and in person, we are interested in investing in your ability to convey said merit to the best of your ability. For this reason, if the application or the presentation of an event are not of high quality, we delay a decision. We then offer to work with you, the applicant, to strengthen your argument before you present again. This opportunity can add much value to your self-advocacy skills.