Regional Computer Fair

Hosted by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit

Come Out and Compete!

The Computer Fair on April 27, 2015 is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania high school and middle school students' application skills and computer knowledge. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the student achievements that happen in your classroom each day. Students are able to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process. Pennsylvania students in grades 6 - 12 are eligible to compete in the following categories: Animation; Computer Fair Logo; Digital Movie; Graphic Design; Programming; and Web Page Design.

At a Glance


  • 8:00am-9:00am Registration and Project Set-up
  • 9:15am-11:45am Judging
  • 11:45am-12:15pm Student Project Display and CreateSpace
  • 12:15pm- 1:00pm Lunch and Awards
  • 1:00pm- Project Breakdown


  • Animation
  • Computer Fair Logo
  • Digital Movie
  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • Web Page Design

CreateSpace @ Middletown Free Library

We will be joined in the afternoon by CreateSpace@MFL Students will be able to design and explore through their pop up maker space and digital media lab.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much is registration?

A: Free

Q: What can I expect the day of the competition?

A: Students will be asked to drop off their projects the morning of the competition between 8:00am- 9:00am. At this time students must return to their school while projects are judged. Students will return later in the day and can engage in several activities.

Q: Do we eat?

A: Students are provided with pizza and water prior to the distribution of awards

Q:What do we win?

A: Students who finish in the top three will receive a finalist certificate. Winners will be eligible to compete in the state fair.

Additional Information

Regional Rules

  • Entries will be limited to three projects per category per 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.
  • Each school will bring a laptop with the student projects already loaded. This will prevent configuration and compatibility problems.
  • 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.


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 Sign-off 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.

Narrative Description/Project Summary

Each student must submit a narrative description/project summary with each entry into the PA 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.


  • Award Certificates will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
  • Everyone will receive a participation award

Important Dates

  • April 17, 2014- Registration Deadline
  • April 27, 2014- Regional Competition
  • May 19 (HS) and 20 (MS), 2015- State Competition: Dickinson College


  • A minimum of two judges will view the project to determine a group of finalists using the rubric point system
  • Final judging: A second panel of judges will review the finalist and will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
  • Judges' decisions are final.