Categories for 2019Elementary 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 -12) 22 entries total
Description of Categories:
Animation - defined as any original project that generally consists of a sequence of images of the motion of objects to create a video.
- Animation can involve can include, but not be limited to, short movies, music videos, comical shorts, and others by using a variety of animation techniques or it can also be stop-motion animation; the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the movie is shown as a sequence
Digital Game Design - digital Game Design projects should include original content, design, and rules of an interactive game. Students may use the software program of their choice in order to demonstrate creativity, originality, organization, and interactivity.
Software may include but not limited to:
- GameSalad Creator
- Android Studio
- Unity 3D Game Engine
- Gamemaker Studio 2
Mobile Apps - an app that is specifically developed for a mobile device. The app can be developed for any mobile operating system.
Programming - Projects in this category are executable programs created by the student using a programming language. All parts of the program must be the author’s own design.
Sample programming languages include, but are not limited to:
Robotics - Projects in this category are autonomous machines engineered and programmed by the student from their own concepts and designs, or published drawings/kits
Video Production - any original video project that has been edited on a computer with digital video editing software and exported into a digital video format. Stop-motion and animation projects fall under the Animation category
Computer Aided Design Categories:
3D: any original work digitally created and modeled in three dimensions using specialized software.
Web Design: Webpage design from a template or manipulation of a template using HTML coding.
Digital Photo Manipulation - any project using a single original student photograph where digital editing tools were used to enhance/modify the image.
Graphic Design/2D - Projects in the category use a combination of static images and/or words into a single design to convey information or an idea with an intended effect. Example: Logo creation, creation of promotion or marketing campaigns.
Creative/Innovative – This is limited to “new and innovative” software and programs. Or a combination of more than one category above.
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.