GEORGIA INDEPENDENT & HOME SCHOOLS

 REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 

FULTON SCIENCE ACADEMY PRIVATE SCHOOL

3035 Fanfare Way

Alpharetta GA 30009

 

Check-in starts at 11:00 am 

Registration is closed

NO registrations accepted after 12:00 am Friday, January 11th, 2019!!! 

Only 1 entry for each grade-category is allowed per school !!!

Registration and Fees:

All private and homeschool students in grades 3-12 within Georgia may participate in the Fair. Grade level divisions are as follows:

  • Grades 3-4
  • Grades 5-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • Grades 9-10
  • Grades 11-12

Note: The Hardware category is restricted to 7th grade and above ONLY.

Note: The Individual and Team Programming Challenge categories are limited to 7th grade and above ONLY. 

Students register by their current grade level. There is no separate team competition. You may have up to 2 people on a team but teams and individuals will compete against each other within each grade grouping.

Projects for each category must be unique and cannot be entered in more than one category. Students may participate in only one project, excluding the Technology Literacy Challenge. If students register for more than two categories, they will be disqualified.

All students must complete their registration online through this website. 

Mailed registration forms will not be accepted. The non-refundable registration fee for each student is $10. If a team submits an entry, each team member must pay the $10 fee. After the registration deadline, you will be contacted to confirm the category of your project to prevent confusion on the day of the fair. 

Remember to send all fees to:

Atlanta Jewish Academy

ATTN: Techfair

5200 Northland Drive

Atlanta, GA 30342 

Fees must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2019. Checks shouldmakee out to Atlanta Jewish Academy and MUST have "Tech Fair" in the memo area of the check, as well as each registrant’s full name and a contact phone number on the check. Fees are not refundable. No registrations or fees will be taken at the fair. 

Participation in the Regional Independent Home School Technology Competition requires the following conditions:

  • Participating schools must send one school advisor to volunteer at the competition as well as one additional volunteer to manage the participants from the school. School advisors will assist with the check-in points, monitoring the judging rooms and the halls, assisting students transporting projects to the judging rooms, and turning in the judges’ results so that they can be tallied. 
  • School advisors are required to advise the parents of the students at their schools that parents are not permitted in the judging rooms. Parents or guardians will not be permitted beyond the designated student check in point to access the judging rooms. Volunteers will be available to assist students with transferring their projects into the judging rooms. While not presenting, students will wait in the dining hall with their parents or guardians. Volunteers will be available to help students bring their projects into the judging rooms.
  • The LAST day to register for the Technology Competition is Friday, January 11th at midnight.  No exceptions can be made.
  • School advisors:  Registration lists will be sent to you on Monday, January 14th and any changes to registration must be reported to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by Tuesday, January 15th at midnight. After midnight on Tuesday, January 15th, no changes can be made. This includes but is not limited to category changes, grade level changes, and/or misspelled or incorrect names. If there are any issues or discrepancies after Tuesday, January 15th, the regional advisors will have to resolve those issues at their school level. The regional directors would meet on January 16th and no changes can be made.
  • Please note that only students who attend an independent school or are home schooled may participate in this regional competition. Public school students are not eligible for the Independent and Home School Regional Technology Competition.
  • New this year: Only one participant per school per grade level per category may participate in the regional competition. For example, only one entrant from your school may participate in 5/6 robotics.

Please register carefully. 

1-  Type your name as you want it to appear on all records. All participant information will be merged from the registration form. If you spell your name without capital letters, then your information will not have capital letters. Misspellings will also not be corrected. It is your responsibility to enter the correct information.

2- Type your email contact address carefully. We use this to confirm your registration. Registrations without email addresses will not be accepted. Participants with invalid email addresses will miss important updates and information about the fair. The Tech Fair is NOT responsible for missed information or changes sent in emails to invalid email addresses. 

3- Teams should only fill out ONE registration form with both student's name on it. DO NOT fill out separate forms for each member.

4-  Read the category descriptions before you select your project category. No changes will be made after the project has been confirmed. After that time, students’ projects will be judged based on the category for which they registered. Changes in category WILL NOT be made for any reason the day of the fair. Projects will be judged by the rubric of the category under which the project was submitted.

 IMPORTANT!! Registration confirmations will be emailed on January 14, 2019. If you have registered for the Fair and do not receive an email by January 13, please contact us immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

CATEGORIES

3DMODELING

 

3D Modeling

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

animated graphic design

 

Animation

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

audio production

 

Audio Production

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

case

 

Device Modification

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

 

Digital Photo Production

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

 

Graphic Design

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

 

 Programming Challenge

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

mobile apps

 

Mobile Apps

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

 

Project Programming

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

multimedia

 

Multimedia Applications

 

  

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

fultonscienceacademytechnologyliteracy

 

Tech Literacy Challenge

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

web 2.0 internet applications

 

Internet Applications

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

video-game-design

 

 

Digital Game Design

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

video-production

 

  Video Production

 

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

robotics2

 

 

Robotics

 

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

fultonscienceacademy non multimedia

 

Productivitiy Design

 

Please click here for category description and the rubric.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECTS

 

 

 

Overview:

 

Note: Due to overwhelming interest in Tech Fair, students may participate in only one project, excluding the Technology Literacy Challenge and the Programing Challenge (7-12). Projects may be submitted from an individual or up to two team members. Individuals and teams of two compete against each other. The only competition in which there is a separate award for individuals and teams is in the Programming Challenge category.

 

Students may enter one project plus participate in Technology Literacy Challenge and the Programing Challenge (7-12).

 

Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that work entered by students was done by the students. Judges will expect students to demonstrate that the work is their own.

 

Notebooks will not be required this year. Students will fill out and submit a Project Submission Form online.

 


Attendance, Errors, Etc:

 

Read the category descriptions before you select your project category. No changes will be made after the project has been registered and confirmed. After that time, students’ projects will be judged based on the category for which they registered. Changes in category WILL NOT be made for any reason the day of the fair. Projects will be judged by the category under which the project was submitted.

 

Students unable to present their projects, even due to illness, may NOT use "proxies" unless they are part of the original, registered team representing a project.

SETUP

 

 

 

Agenda:

 

Sunday,January 22nd

 

  • 11:00 am: Check in and set up. Students receive their judging time when they check in.
  • 11:00 am: Project Setup and Parent and Guest Project Previewing
  • 12:00 pm: Judging begins. (Only students and judges allowed on floor)
  • 5:00 pm: Awards Ceremony (estimated time)

 

Judges:

 

Sunday, January 22nd

 

  • 11:00 am: Sign In
  • 11:15 am: Orientation
  • 12:00 pm : Judging begins

 

Setup Specifics:

 

Approximately one third of a table and one electrical outlet will be provided by the host. ALL equipment needed, such as computers, monitors, cables, VCRs, TVs, laser discs, CD-ROMs, multi-outlet power strips, extension cords, etc., must be provided by the participants. NO projection devices or trifold project boards may be used. All software used in the project must be pre-loaded on the computers. Peripheral devices such as printers, scanners, or cameras are not necessary at the fair unless they help in the presentation. However, students must be able to describe how these devices were used if asked by judges.

 

Students and schools are responsible for the safety and security of their equipment and software, not the fair host.

JUDGING

  

Sunday, January 21st 

 

  • 11:00 am: Sign In
  • 11:15 am: Orientation
  • 12:00 pm: Judging begins

 Judging Guidelines:

All projects will be judged by the following:

  • Originality—Was the entry original, creative, and imaginative in content and implementation?
  • Clarity—Was the student presentation to the judge clear? (Nervousness will not count against the student)
  • Documentation—Did the student follow the documentation sheet guidelines?
  • Appropriateness—Was the technology/software used appropriately matched?
  • Design—Does the overall design support the project purpose?

At the time of the judging, students will be required to:

  • Use the program or applications software to demonstrate their projects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the software as it relates to the project.
  • Explain the various aspects of the creation of the project.
  • Defend their choice of software for the project.
  • Show their documentation to the judges.
  • Answer judges' questions about the project.

Judges will use a rubric constructed for each specific category. Rubrics are used by judges to help determine the rankings, but are not hard "scores." They are only part of the overall evaluation process. Rubrics are also a good guide for students to prepare for judging.

 Click here to view all rubrics

Students should be prepared to explain and demonstrate the highlights of their project in no more than 15 minutes.

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