• Categories for 2019

    Elementary and High schools may enter 2 submissions per category per division, not counting teacher category. Middle schools may enter 3 submissions per category per division. Entries for Rubiks Cube and FIRST Robotics competitions are not part of the numbers below. 


    Primary - (Pk-1) 22 entries total

    Elementary - (2-3) 22 entries total

    Intermediate - (4-5) 22 entries total

    Middle - (6-8) 33 entries total

    High - (9-10) 22 entries total

    High - (11) 22 entries total

    High (12) 22 entries total


    Description of Categories

    ISTE Standards for Students

    Graphic Design: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • 3-D Modeling: Works of graphic art that are created with the aid of computers specialized 3D software and/or 3D printers.
    • 2-D Modeling: Geometric model of an object. This includes certain types of images, diagrams, logos, drawings, paintings and page layouts.

    Multimedia / Video Editing: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • Multimedia: Computer-based reports or creative presentations using any combination of sound and/or images with text, graphics and/or drawings.  Information is being represented through a presentation.
    • Video Editing: Editing segments of motion video production footage, special effects and sound recordings in the post-production process.

    Minecraft: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • Minecraft app – (Pocket edition) students creating in the Minecraft app (pocket edition) are primarily limited to just creating/building.  This level promotes creativity, problem solving and perhaps elements of architecture. This would be considered a lower level skill approach to Minecraft.
    • Creating by writing code - students creating with Minecraft on a computer, are open to more in depth creating and programming abilities. Students can download mods (modifications to the game) that will change the look and experience of the overall game. They can also utilize programming features such as using triggers, basic coding and more. Creating on the computer requires higher level thinking and in depth skills.No MODS allowed

    Web Design: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • Template manipulation – any web pages built through the manipulation of templates, programs or applications will fall into this category.  Utilization of web creation programs such as Weebly, Google Sites or Wordpress will be categorized as template manipulation
    • Creation from scratch –building web pages or web sites from the ground up.  This requires knowledge and demonstration of HTML, HTML5 and/or other Coding skills. Students may create a single page or develop a site.

    Gaming/App Creation: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • Manipulation of an existing Game or App to use as a teaching or learning tool such as utilizing the Nintendo Switch or Xbox Kinect or manipulation of apps.
    • From scratch – building or creating a game or application from the ground up – does not use a pre existing template or application

    Programming: (no more than three entries per level)

    Self-executing programs created using recognizable programming languages such as BASIC, C++, ALICE or LOGO. All parts of the program must be the author’s own design..

     Robotics: (no more than four entries in a combined count, per level)

    • Kit: Was the robot built from a kit? Robots used as part of LEGO or *FLL will be in this group - *please note there is a separate registration for FLL teams that wish to compete in the team competition. This category is for FLL type robots that will be judged on the robot itself, not the team competition challenge.
    • Non – Kit: (built from scratch) This is for any robots that are built without the use of a kit.

    Digital Photography: (no more than three entries per level)

    Creative use of a digital camera or cell phone camera to manipulate an original image. Augmented reality and/or virtual reality are included in this category.  

     Creative/Innovative: (no more than three entries per level)

    This is limited to “new and innovative” software and programs. Entries in this category cannot fall under any other category.


    Teacher Category:

    Effective teachers model and apply the ISTE Standards for Students (Standards•S) as they design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning; enrich professional practice; and provide positive models for students, colleagues, and the community.

    (See the ISTE Standards for Teachers).  This year we will request video entries of teacher entries prior to the fair.  Top teachers will be selected to share their presentations during the tech fair through scheduled short sessions like a classroom playground during an educational conference.  There will be more information on these changes soon.