Projects for each category must be unique and cannot be entered in more than one category. A student can participate in a maximum of one project, excluding the Programming Challenge. Project teams may consist of an individual student or a team of two students.

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

Students MUST document any work they did not create.

If a project consists of a team that has two students in different grades, it will be judged/scored in the higher grade level division. Example: If a team has a 4th and 5th grade member, the team will participate in the higher grade level division of 5-6.

Individuals and teams will compete against each other.

Project Categories


Students are expected to bring all necessary materials for their project. This includes computers, power cords, and anything needed to present their project.

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.

Tri-board displays are not allowed at the competition in any categories.

*Programming Challenge is currently only available for 7th - 12th grade students.