Categories are grouped according to the following:
A school may submit one project per category-grade level at the district level competition. And, there will only be one district entry per category-grade level that will advance to the Regional Competition that is held in January.
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. Any non-student produced materials MUST be documented with proper written permission. See copyright information page for more details.
The Programming Challenge is administered at the Region and State Levels but not at the district level. Any student that competes in the Tech Competition at the region or state is eligible to compete in the Programming Challenge. The Programming Challenge is only available for 7th-12th grade.