MEDIA EXPO 2020
The Worcester County Media Expo celebrates our students’ use of media and technology as a way to meet educational goals and creatively communicate with local and global communities.
We believe that the Worcester County Media Expo will...
inspire students to try innovative forms of technology as a way to express their talents, knowledge, and understandings.
foster a sense of pride and confidence in their technological skills.
encourage collaboration between students, teachers, parents, and community.
allow community members the opportunity to have a greater understanding of WCPS’s continuing technology goals.
February 13, 2020
Who and How Many?
Students enrolled in Worcester County Public Schools may participate. Each school may enter four (4) entries in each grade division of each competition, if the school population in that division is less than 500. Schools with a population over 500 in each age division may add an additional entry for each additional 100 students. Schools with enrollment that overlap two age divisions must look at their population for each division, not the total school population. If more than the allowed number of entries in a category are produced, a runoff will be held in that school to determine the entries in the Worcester County Media Expo.
Students are grouped into grade level bands. The groups are as follows for each category: PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Unless otherwise noted, students from all grades may enter the competitions. Except for Through the Lens, entries may be the work of an individual, a group, or a class. If students from more than one grade division work on an entry, the entry must be entered in the grade division of the oldest student participating. Entries for Through the Lens are for individuals only.
September & October
Get Media Expo information from your Library Media Specialist.
Finalize projects for Media Expo.
Turn in projects to your Library Media Specialist.
Through the Lens
Participants may enter up to 6 photos with only 1 per category. For each subject category, photos may be entered in color or monochrome.
Using an appropriate digital program or app, entrants will design either a digital work of art or informational text with graphics. Projects with links to websites should be entered in the Online category. Entries may be no larger than four 8.5 x 11 OR 8.5 x 14 sheets, arranged as a single piece and no smaller than one 8.5x11 sheet. Projects larger than one 8.5 x11 sheet should be assembled and then mounted, laminated, or matted, but not put in a frame.
This category includes any sort of production designed to be displayed to a large group. Create a PowerPoint, videotape, animation, or any combination of media. You may use a computer, computer programs, or video camera, as long as the finished product may be displayed on screen. Entries must have sound.
Create web sites, web quests, e-portfolios, blogs, and PowerPoints with embedded hyperlinks which are necessary to the function of the presentation. All entries must be interactive and take the viewer online. Entries can be educational/ informational or personal/for entertainment.
Use developmental software or write original code for the product development of games or functions. To enter a product as original all code must be written by the student.
Use computer programs to create and submit designs or technical drawings in one of four categories. Designs may be submitted either as plotted drawings and or as digital files. Worcester County Public Schools, through project Lead the Way, has access to AUTOCAD 2005-2008, INVENTOR and REVIT.
All students' entries must have an adult sponsor. The sponsor may be a parent, teacher, or other adult. The role of the sponsor is to serve as a technical advisor, to assist with communication, and verify that the entry is the work of the entrant(s).
The use of copyrighted material is limited to what is allowed under the Fair Use Exception to copyright law. Copyrighted material that does not qualify as fair use must be accompanied by written permission from the copyright holder. All sources should be cited in a grade appropriate manner. Additional, detailed information about Fair Use and copyright is contained in the Media Expo 2017 Rules and Regulations, as are some forms which may be helpful in requesting copyright permission. Entries which fail to follow these guidelines will be disqualified.
Please consider your subject matter carefully. If the product produced may be offensive to the sensitivities of the school community, it may be judged, but not displayed for the public. All Rules and Codes of Conduct for the Worcester County Board of Education will apply to production and content.
All entries, from conception to final product, must be produced by the student(s) entering the production in the Media Expo. Entries must have been produced within the last year prior to the Media Expo and may not have been entered in a previous Media Expo.
Gold medals may be awarded in each category at the discretion of the judges. Multiple silver medals may be awarded in each category at the discretion of the judges. The Media Specialists’ Award is reserved for any entry of exceptional quality or an entry which demonstrates the use of technology in highly creative or sophisticated way to suit its purpose. The award may also be given to a student whose body of work in the Worcester County Media Expo has shown continuous growth and excellence.