2 A New Competition For Kids focused on Computers! It’s About Creating Something New on the Computer Using Your Talents!
3 What Exactly is TAS Fair? A chance for you or a team of 4 friends to create something on or something for the computer in one of three categories…Innovative IdeaInnovative UseInnovative Creation
4 Innovative IdeaInnovative Ideas – The idea category is purely for ideas without application/building or creating any actual model or working item. Non- working models, picture, diagrams, written or other means of explanations (such as video) of idea are sufficient for this category. “Ideas” can focus on any one of the following example areas and should include a students interest or talent:New Applications/Games IdeaNew Non-gaming Software IdeaNew Improvements for current technology related items IdeaNew Hardware IdeaNew Technology to Aid People in Need (locally, nationally or globally) IdeaNew Web design/ Website IdeaOther Computer Based Idea (To Be Approved)Example from the 2013 TAS Fair - App for smartphones or tablets that adjusts your device to your eyeglass prescription after testing you.
5 Innovative UseInnovative Use – The “Use” category is for the demonstration of current technology to enhance knowledge or demonstrate creativity. These projects are created by students using current technology, include the following example areas, and should include a students’ interest or talent:Photo/Music/Film/Video using editing software (no longer than 7 min.)Non-Gaming Software Application to Aid People in Need (locally, nationally or globally) or Advance KnowledgeWebsite DesignOther Use (To be Approved)Example from the 2013 TAS Fair - Animated Movie with Website, Song created to raise funds for flood victims
6 Innovative CreationInnovative Creations – In the “Creation” category students focus on inventing a new technology. Each entry must be accompanied by an actual working technology related item or a “near working” model. These are creation by students themselves that could be turned into technology based products. “Inventions” can focus on any one of the following example areas and should include a students interest or talent:New Applications/GamesNew Non-gaming SoftwareNew HardwareNew Technology to Aid People in Need (locally, nationally or globally)New Web SitesOther (To be Approved)Example from the 2013 TAS Fair - Homework Reminder Website that contacts student and informs teacher if student has requested help
7 Is this the Science Fair? NOThis is a technology competition for students focused on computers
8 How do I Participate?- Create an idea and/or find a team for the competition and create and idea together- Get your parents permission and signature- Write down the basic project idea on the entry form- Turn in the idea and “Commitment to Participate” entry form for approval to start- Start learning and creating (using the student guide sheet)- Check-In Each Month (October, November and December)- Present your final project to the judges…Congratulations! You did it!
9 TAS Fair TimelineSeptember - Info Meeting and Commitment by End of SeptemberOctober - Check-In MeetingNovember - Check-In and Shirt CountsDecember - Check-In and Fair CompetitionJanuary - Site Awards, Finalists to District/County FairFebruary - District/County Fair Awards