The creative emphases are the specific elements of the statement that the problem’s authors consider to be most central. They are spelled out in Part A of the long-term problem statement. Judges are trained to pay the most attention to these emphases in their evaluation of the overall effectiveness and creativity of each performance.
Creative emphasis is another way of formulating the core of the particular problem. There are clues and criteria embedded in all aspects of the problem from the description, spirit, and elements to the glossary and scoring. It all informs on the boundaries and opportunities.