The Competition

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to compete in the following levels and categories.

General Project Information

  • Students can only enter two projects.
  • Projects can only be entered into one category. 
  • Projects must be created and designed by students.
  • Projects must be unique. 
  • Adult supervision and guidance is okay. 
  • Work students did not create must be documented.

Copyright and Fair Use - What Does it Mean?

You MUST document any work you did not create. You may even need to get permission. Check out these videos to help you understand!


  • Level 1 - Grades 3-4
  • Level 2 - Grades 5-6
  • Level 3 - Grades 7-8
  • Level 4 - Grades 9-10
  • Level 5 - Grades 11-12


Please visit the State Website for descriptions and rubrics.

  • Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Computer Programming
  • Digital Art
  • Digital Game Design
  • Hardware Modification
  • Internet Applications
  • Multimedia Presentations
  • Multi-Dimensional Design/3D Modeling
  • Productivity Design
  • Robotics
  • Technology Test
  • Video Production
  • Website Design- Two Subcategories: I. Internet based websites - wix, weebly, Google slides, etc.; II. Manual Coding
ACTE Region 2 does not offer the Team Computer Programming Challenge.


Local Rules

2018 Information Letter for Teams

Notebook requirements - All projects require an accompanying notebook.

Advancing to the State Competition

Since the regional fairs have a large degree of independence, competition at the state level has additional rules and restrictions, as well as a separate registration process and fee. For more information, see the State Fair website

  • For entries in the project categories, the top two individual winners and top two group winners, in each category, qualify to advance to state.
  • For the I.T. Technology Test, the top two winners qualify to advance to state.
  • For the Team Programming Challenge, the top placed team qualifies to advance to state. The second place team will advance if the first place team cannot attend.
  • The State ACTE Fair will be held on April 12 and 13, 2019.