The Equity Committee of the Computer Science Teachers Association is sponsoring a contest to celebrate the many different kinds of faces that we see in the computing world. For the past two years, students have created posters to celebrate diversity in computing. This year, we're going to shake things up a little, and we are asking for a commercial-length (1-3 minutes) video that features students participating in computing in interesting ways. The exact style and format is up to your students. They might make a short-short film, a public service announcement, or a commercial for your class, your robotics club, or Computer Science in general. Let your students be creative!
Winners will receive Sphero, Ollie (http://www.gosphero.com/), or Finch robots (http://www.finchrobot.com/) for their classrooms (note: value of prize package per classroom is approximately $500). If you need inspiration, please see the winners of the last two years' poster contests on the CSTA Web Site (http://csta.acm.org/Advocacy_Outreach/sub/CSEdWeek.html).
The contest deadline is November 20, 2014. Rules, guidelines and release forms can be found on the CSTA Web site at http://csta.acm.org/Advocacy_Outreach/Other/FOC.html. If you have questions about the contest, please email Laura Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSTA Equity Committee