• Description of Categories

    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 and specialized 3D software.
    • 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: Editingsegments of motion video production footage, special effects and sound recordings in the post-production process.

    1.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.

    1.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 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.

    1.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
    • From scratch – building or creating a game or application from the ground up – does not use a preexisting 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 from scratch by the student.

    Digital Photography: (no more than three entries per level)
    Original image with use of a digital camera (photo manipulated by settings on the camera or device, not a software program.  Photos manipulated with software will need to be entered in 2D design.

    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:
    Using technology to improve instruction. How technology is used in your classroom to enhance instruction and motivate students. Middle and High teacher entries must follow Third Rotation as explained by your schools’ Digital Integration Specialists.  You will need to show how you are connecting outside the classroom (Blended learning, Google hangout, Skype etc.)