• Audio Production

    Have a mind to make melodies? Ready to be the next radio star? Prepared to produce a prodigious podcast? Collect and/or generate some compelling sounds. Next, choose and use software to enhance your audio to create something entirely new from them. Judges are looking to see and listening to hear what students can accomplish with digital audio editing tools and resources. This category is defined as any original audio production that has been edited/produced with digital software. Projects may include speaking, singing, music, sounds effects, and other audio components.

    Projects for each category must be unique and cannot be entered in more than one category. A student can only participate in a maximum of 1 project, excluding the Programming Challenge.

    Projects are to be designed and created by students. Some adult guidance is allowed, but it must be clear that all work entered by students was done by the students.

    Students MUST document any work they did not create. In many cases, they will also need to receive permission and show documentation. See this video for more information.

    Tools and resources used in this category include but are not limited to:
    The project must be displayed on a computer in the program in which it was created. The student should be prepared to demonstrate to judges how the software was used to create the finished project.
    You may have up to 2 people on a team but teams and individuals will compete against each other within each grade grouping. Regardless of the length of the project, judging time is 15 minutes. Judges may only view or listen to a portion of the actual project.
    Judges will use the Digital Audio Production category rubric as a guideline for exemplary characteristics of projects in this category. Students should use the rubric as a guide for what judges are looking for.