Thursday, January 7, 2010

Deadline and other details....

Here are some final details for everyone as we get started building Iowa in 3D!

Who can participate? - All students in Iowa in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in this contest.

How many can participate? - Teams can be made up of a maximum of five students. You don't have to have a full team. You can participate with two, three, four, or all by yourself. We will say though, it's more fun to do this with a team.

Do I need a sponsoring teacher? - Yes! All teams must be sponsored by a teacher at your local school district.

Can adults participate? Sure, but the prizes are for students only!

Do we sign up somewhere? - Yep, right here --> SIGN UP!

When is the deadline? - The deadline is April 30, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. Note: If you want to participate in the national contest with Google, that deadline is March 1, 2010. We are wanting to give our contest a little bit more time in order for students to do some great work!

How many buildings do you need to model? - There is only a minimum of one model that needs to be made per team member. If you have five members of your team, then five buildings must be modeled. It's always more fun though to do more!

What if someone is doing the same section of town as our team? - We are looking for the best models so if three teams model the same building, obviously we are going to look for the best model from the three teams. We will be setting up a system for you to know what and who is modeling during this contest.

How can I get software? - Talk to your tech director or call your local AEA. We have software codes for you to get the "pro" version of Google Sketch Up.