Project Categories

Projects for each category must be unique and cannot be entered in more than one category. The only exception is in the case of a large multi-functional project that has several elements, each of which could stand alone.  Students may participate in a maximum of 1 project, excluding the Technology Literacy Challenge.  Due to the length of the Individual and Team Programming Challenge (a 2+ hour event), these students must obtain permission from the tech fair director to enter any other projects.

Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that all work entered by students was done by the students.

A document will be filled out by students which will answer a few questions for the judges and will cite non-student produced material used in the project.

Students unable to present their projects, even due to illness, may NOT use “proxies.” Only students that are part of the original, registered team may represent a project at the Tech Fair.  Should one team member be unavailable for any reason, the available team member may demonstrate the project alone.

Use of the Internet is provided by the host facility.  The tech fair staff and participants must observe the policies of the host site.

While we recognize that the world is more connected than ever, we cannot guarantee Internet access in the judging spaces and recommend that you have an off-line copy of any Internet based project. Judges will not penalize a project for not connecting to outside links.

Project Categories (CLICK HERE for category descriptions and rubrics)

  • 3D Modeling
  • Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Device Modification
  • Digital Photo Production
  • Digital Game Design (formely Game Design)
  • Graphic Design
  • Internet Applications
  • Mobile Apps
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Productivity Design (formerly Non-Multimedia Applications)
  • Project Programming
  • Robotics
  • Tech Literacy Challenge
  • Tech Programming Challenge
  • Video Production