These events would not be possible without judges. ITEC is asking for every 5 projects you sign up for the Central Fair that you recruit a judge. 

Please visit each region’s web page to register and see the site-specific information.

Eastern Fair – Friday, May 8th, 2020- Coralville (CANCELLED)
Central Fair – Monday, May 4th, 2020 – Ames (CANCELLED)

Tech Fairs begin set-up at 8:00 am and conclude by 12:00 pm

Sponsors will be able to sign up for the number of projects they would like to bring to the respective fair the first part of February. Each building will be limited to 10 projects. Districts will be invoiced after March 20 for the projects (individual buildings will NOT be invoiced). Payment should be received prior to the fair. Space for the fairs is limited.

Tech Fair Project Details – April 1, 2020

Closer to the fair a request for project details will be sent to sponsors to provide students’ names, project names, and categories.  We will be asking for a brief description of the project that can be shared with the judges prior to talking with students. This email will be sent to the sponsors who have submitted payment. (Projects on the waitlist will be notified if additional spaces open up).

ITEC sponsors regional student technology fairs each spring. The technology fairs offer K-12 students an opportunity to showcase technology-based projects created as part of their instructional curriculum in their schools.

Almost 300 projects will be presented statewide. The projects span eight different categories including web presence, programming, video/linear presentation, graphics/publishing, 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, music/sound design, mobile apps, and innovative technology use.

Each project is reviewed by local judges and those students receiving purple ribbon awards are invited to showcase their project at the ITEC conference in October.

The registration fee is $10 per project. Sponsors may choose to attend the fair that is the most convenient for your school. There is limited space at the tech fairs, so all projects must be registered and finalized by April 15, 2020.

Project Categories and Rubric

Please visit the Project Categories and Rubrics page to view descriptions of each category and download the rubrics used by the judges for each category.

Be a Judge!

Learn what the Tech Fair is all about! Judging is a great way to ‘preview’ the fair to see if it’s something you want your students to participate in. It’s also a great way for industry leaders to interact with students. No experience necessary! To be a volunteer judge for a tech fair, please sign up here.

Please submit payment of $10 per project (group projects may have up to three students) with a check or PO via mail or fax:

Iowa Technology and Education Connection
ATTN: Jeff Sypersma
2727 S Lyons Street
Sioux City, IA 51106

FAX: 712-222-6069