2019 PA HS Computer Fair Logo 2019 MS Computer Fair logo

When and Where

Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Time: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Schedule of Events

Morning Session:
7:30 a.m. – Project Set-up
8:15 – 8:30 – Welcome Students and Advisors
8:30 – Judging Begins
8:45 – 10:30 – Student Workshops
10:30  – 11:00 – Peer Project Review
11:00 -11:30 – Awards Ceremony
11:30 – 12:00 – Tear Down of High School Projects

Lunch Break
11:30-12:30 – Lunch

Afternoon Session:
12:00 – 12:15 –  Project Set-up
12:30 – Judging Begins
12:30 – 2:00 – Student Workshops
2:00 – 2:15 – Peer Project Review
2:15 – 2:45 – Awards Ceremony


Morning Events Afternoon Events
Digital Movie Animation
Programming Web Page Design
Graphic Design & Logo 3D Printing


Registration can be completed at the Computer Fair Registration Site.


Specific Regional Rules

  • Entries will be limited to six projects per category per high school.
  • Students may work individually or in groups. Groups will be limited to three students.
  • Internet connections will not be provided at the competition. If a project relies on internet access, students are responsible for their own internet connection.
  • 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, you will need to have your project at the IU one week prior to the competition date. You may also have to supply the IU with a copy of the software you used to create the project if we do not have that software already available.
  • 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.
  • Narrative Description/Project Summary


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. Pease 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”s feel the judges should be aware of while evaluating the project.


Copyright Requirements

The Pennsylvania Computer Fair, although educational, removes the student work from the classroom and therefore requires the student to get permission from the owner to use any copyrighted music, video, graphics etc. Fair use does NOT apply. Remember to credit music or items that were created by yourself or friends as well.

Display boards or other items that are included with but not part of the project may not contain copyrighted material. Display boards are not judged for appearance, however, they will be inspected and can cause the project to be disqualified if copyrighted material is found.

The Copyright Signoff form, Project Narrative/Summary, and Photo Release form have been combined into one file for your convenience (Computer Fair Participation Packet). This completed packet MUST accompany every project. Click here to download.



  • First, second, third, and fourth place winners will receive individual plaques.
  • All participants will receive a participation award.
  • All first place winners will advance to the State Competition.


Other Important dates

April 26, 2019 – All registrations due for the regional fair

May 9, 2019 – Regional competition at Pennsylvania College of Technology

May 23, 20198 – Deadline for entries into the State Fair (done by BLaST)

May 24, 2019 – State HS Computer Fair – Dickinson College – Carlisle, PA


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 each of the finalists projects and may require the students to answer questions.

All judging criteria guidelines are posted on this website.



Click here for Directions to Pennsylvania College of Technology


For more information, Please contact

Chris Johnson
Marketing and Technology Specialist
BLaST Intermediate Unit 17
2400 Reach Road • Williamsport, PA 17701
570.323.8561 •  chrisjohnson@iu17.org