Application Showcase Competitions

Thanks to our generous EAST supporters, last year several thousand dollars worth of software, services and awards were given to outstanding student projects and EAST programs. This year, we are announcing the following competitions for individual and school recognition. By sponsoring and hosting an Application Showcase, these supporters are able to witness what incredible projects students are working on in their EAST classrooma. 

The Process

  1. Students complete the application and submit it along with any other supporting materials by Wednesday, January 20, 2010.
  2. Competition hosts’ judges will narrow down the applicants to either a few finalists or an overall winner.
  3. If finalists are chosen, they may be contacted by the competition host prior to the conference, or may be asked to present to the judges on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at a designated time between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.
  4. Winners will be announced during the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.

Note:  Our competition hosts reserve the right to cancel their specific application showcase if there are less than 5 student submissions. 

2010 Application Showcase Competitions

Visit the following links to view guidelines for each competition and to download the application:

Audubon Natural Leader Competition

Regardless of income, interests, or backgrounds, we share the air, water, wildlife, and land.  We face serious challenges:  climate change, loss of habitat and biodiversity, water and air pollution, etc.   These challenges impact our health, economy, and quality of life.  Look at your community to assess its environmental strengths and challenges.  Choose a project that can benefit your local environment. 

Audubon Talkin' Trash Competition

What we consume matters.  Where it ends up matters.  Whether it is trash on the side of the road that floats to nearby streams or the trash that piles up in the local landfill, we impact the future.  Think about what we use and throw away.  Think about the paper at school, the items we burn for energy to consume the things we use, the food wrappers and waste, electronic waste, toxic waste, etc.  Create a video that explores trash and trashless solutions.

Bentley Systems Microstation Competition

What would it be like to take your current school building and model it, using Bentley’s 3D MicroStation software?...
What improvements would you make to the existing building to make it even better?...

Bentley invites you to challenge yourselves with these ideas-- 

Model your current school building using MicroStation, which includes tools for most all of its components; OR take the current school building and add your own improvements:  consider the environment, universal accessibility, sustainable design, and any other benefits to the community.

We look forward to seeing what your imagination allows, and recognizing the best entry at the 2010 EAST Conference.  Good Luck! 

Center for Advanced Spatial Technology Equipment Proposal Competition

The CAST competition is expanding for 2010. In the past, we have accepted proposals for projects involving our 3D laser scanners only. This year we are opening things up to include a number of other research instruments.

For this year's competition, we are accepting proposals from EAST programs describing how one or more of the instruments idintified in the document can be implemented into an EAST project. The winning school will be announced at this year’s conference, and a CAST staff member will travel to the school for a two day session to assist students in using the technology and processing the data.

Census Bureau 2010 Census Promotional Video Competition

The U.S. Constitution requires a national census once every 10 years to count the population and determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The census is a count of everyone residing in the United States.  All U.S. residents must be counted—both citizens and non citizens.

Help educate America and promote the 2010 Census by creating a video emphasizing the three main messages: It's Important. It's Safe. And It's Easy.

Digital Tech Frontier  Virtual Reality Development Lab Competition

This competition is about using all your VRDL tools and more. Creating a virtual tour means not only capturing the world around you, but enhancing it with additional information (video, audio, stills, web links, skins). Build a tour that delivers information, helps the community, entertains, educates or teaches us something new. Maybe you’ve even found a new way to present a virtual tour! We are open to new and innovative ideas. Complete a tour with sight, sound, interaction and a good flow of information and you may find yourself in the winner’s circle!

You will be judged on all aspects of the tour and the skills you used in creating it. These could be skills that you picked up along the way or from other team members. The tour should not be simply a view of the world around you, but should have been created for a reason and include information on how it will be used and what you learned as well.

ESRI  GIS Competition

Geography is about three questions: "What's where? Why is it there? So what?" EAST students do powerful projects that solve geographic problems -- especially the "So what?" -- and in doing so help the community. The ESRI competition asks students to present the geographic analysis done with ESRI software (such as ArcView) in the course of their EAST project. We want to highlight projects that answer geographic questions thru thoughtful analysis, and present answers with effective cartography. These might be life-and-death projects like determining the best locations for new tornado sirens, or environmental projects like analyzing the benefits of local water storage for irrigation, or economic projects like constructing maps of local resources and services for tourist kiosks, or any of a million other projects. A good project will identify one or more key geographic issues, use the software to help determine the best way to improve things, and communicate the issue and resolution through effective visual display. (The geographic visualization and analysis needs to be done with ESRI technology in order to be considered in the ESRI competition, but some projects may also require the use of other technologies; in this case, the ESRI competition entry should clarify which tools were engaged for what purposes overall.)

Google SketchUP Competition

Model your school building using photo-textures in Google SketchUp, geo-reference it in Google Earth and submit it by uploading to the Google 3D Warehouse. Ask for your collection to be added to the Competition Collection, so we know you are entering. You can watch this video that explains how to model. Earn lasting online glory and, for the winners, a Google t-shirt and hat.

Graphisoft  ArchiCAD Competition

This competition will pit ArchiCAD student-users against each other in a fun and collaborative environment. Students are free to design what they want, whether it be a funky residential home or a 30-story high-rise commercial building. Judging will be by a panel of professional architects. The competition has no specific design requirements so the panel will be looking for their ‘favorite’ design, based on a number of things: feasibility, documentation, originality, description of design intent, practicality, and incorporation of 3D/BIM elements.

The judges will consider all facets of the design process in their deliberation, from design intent and workflow to construction documents and renderings. The more robust the model, and the better it is explained, the better chance of winning.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute Documentary Film Competition

Throw a stone and you are bound to hit a great story. Neighbors, relatives, friends-- everyone has something unique that they do or an interesting take on something more ordinary. In under ten minutes, make a documentary about any topic or person that interests you. If you are interested, chances are others will be too!

SAU Tech Multimedia  Logo Design Competition

Ready to show off your logo design skills and maybe win some prizes and recognition all at the same time?! Great! Here’s the competition you’ve been waiting for! Click on the link for more details.

SAU Tech Multimedia  Make Me Care Video Competition

Can you make me care about something in less than 2 minutes? If you can, this competition is for you! Write. Shoot. Edit. Enter! Who knows, you could be the winner of a brand new iPod Touch! You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Siemens Solid Edge Competition

Gain real-world global recognition in the Solid Edge 2010 EAST Contest. You know your designs are great-show the world. Make your statement! Impress your friends, your teachers and future employers. Enter the 2010 Solid Edge student Design Contest and receive an iPOD touch mobile digital device.

UALR School of Mass Communications Website Design Competition

Many elementary, middle and high schools struggle to set up and maintain web site for communicating with their students, parents and communities.  Find schools in need of a web site (it may be a school web site, an online news/journalism site, or a site to show case a project or activity) build it and submit it to this web design contest.

All competitions have been announced.


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