Regional Competition Information

When and Where

  • Date: March 13, 2018
  • Location: MCIU, 2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown
  • Time: 7:45 am - 12:15 pm

Schedule of Events:

7:45 am - 8:45 am Registration, Computer Setup, Continental Breakfast
8:45 am Welcome
8:45 am Judging Begins
9:00 am - 11:00 am Student Workshops
11:15 am - 11:45 am Peer Viewing of Projects
11:45 am Awards

Specific Regional Rules

  • Students may work individually or in groups. Groups will be limited to three students.
  • Live internet connections will be available at the regional level and state level.
  • It is highly recommended that each school bring a laptop with the student projects already loaded. This will prevent configuration and compatibility problems. If you are not able to bring a laptop, please notify MCIU prior to the competition.
  • All entries must designate a faculty member or sponsor. All communication will go through that person. The faculty member or sponsor must accompany students to the regional and state competitions. All entries must register online and be submitted by the faculty member.
  • There will be no entrance fee charged to either the school district or student to participate.

New!
  • Please note that some categories have new rules and/or themes. Make sure you visit the websites and review the rules and rubrics. Also please ensure that all students receive the rules and rubrics as they prepare for the competition.
  • Students must leave information by their computer to inform the judges of how to play their project.
  • Students must display their user name and password on their computer/paperwork AND set their computers not to go into sleep mode.
  • Each project must have the project number listed in a visible location for the judges.
  • For 2019, we will be implementing a limit on projects per category per school. That number will be determined after the 2018 Computer Fair.

Computer Fair Participation Packet

The Copyright Signoff form, Project Narrative/Summary, and Photo Release form have been combined into one file for your convenience. This completed packet MUST accompany every project.

Narrative Description/Project Summary

Each student must submit a narrative description/project summary with each entry into the 2018 Computer Fair. The PA Computer Fair Participation Packet includes the document with instructions on what information to include. The summary will be the student's opportunity to provide judges with any background information they wish the judges to be aware of during the judging process. The summary will be placed with each project for the judges to read as they evaluate the student's entry. This summary should not be more than one page and must include the following items:

  • The project's objectives, vision and/or overall purpose.
  • A list of the software applications used to create the project. List any additional equipment (scanners, digital camera, etc.) used in the creation of your project.
  • List the approximate time spent creating the project and name all contributors to the project.
  • If design elements/graphics are included, please describe where the elements originated. Please include citations of all design elements that are not original.
  • A brief description of the process used to create the project.
  • Any additional information the student feels the judges should be aware of while evaluating the project.

Judging Criteria

  • Preliminary judging: a minimum of two judges will view the project to determine a group of finalists.
  • Final judging: All judges will view the finalist's projects and may require the students to answer questions.
  • All judging rubrics are posted on this website.
  • Judges' decisions are final.

Copyright Sign-Off Form

A copyright sign-off form must accompany each entry into the 2018 Computer Fair. The form must be signed by all students of the project team as well as the sponsor.

Other Important Dates

  • February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - All registrations due for the regional fair
  • March 13, 2018 - Regional competition at MCIU
  • March 20, 2018 - Snow day alternate event

For More Information

Jackie Krail
2 West Lafayette Street
Norristown, PA 19401
610-755-9352 or via e-mail at jkrail@mciu.org