A New Competition For Kids focused on Computers! Its About Creating Something New on the Computer Using Your Talents!
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 Idea Innovative Use Innovative Creation
Innovative Idea Innovative 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 Idea New Non-gaming Software Idea New Improvements for current technology related items Idea New Hardware Idea New Technology to Aid People in Need (locally, nationally or globally) Idea New Web design/ Website Idea Other 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.
Innovative Use Innovative 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 Knowledge Website Design Other Use (To be Approved) Example from the 2013 TAS Fair - Animated Movie with Website, Song created to raise funds for flood victims
Innovative Creation Innovative 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/Games New Non-gaming Software New Hardware New Technology to Aid People in Need (locally, nationally or globally) New Web Sites Other (To be Approved) Example from the 2013 TAS Fair - Homework Reminder Website that contacts student and informs teacher if student has requested help
Is this the Science Fair? NO This is a technology competition for students focused on computers
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!
2013-14 TAS Fair Timeline September - Info Meeting and Commitment by End of September October - Check-In Meeting November - Check-In and Shirt Counts December - Check-In and Fair Competition January - Site Awards, Finalists to District/County Fair February - District/County Fair Awards