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STLP Information Page 2015-2016


State Competition Projects


DPOJ (Digital Products for Online Judging)

Deadline:  DECEMBER 11, 2015



The STLP core principles of “Design. Make. Connect. Learn.” are perhaps most evident in the only event that takes place 100% in the digital realm:  Digital Product Online Judging (DPOJ).

Digital product creation is part of learning in many classrooms across Kentucky.  The DPOJ event provides every school the opportunity to share the products students are creating — whether it’s part of daily curriculum or a stand-alone activity with an STLP.  Students are making digital content every day.  The STLP DPOJ event lets you submit that work for statewide recognition as part of the STLP process.

Schools may submit their two best products from each of the categories listed below.  Each product will need to be accessible online (it’s up to each school to determine their best plan for how to host the products online) via a unique web address.  During the registration process, each school will submit the web address needed to view the various digital products created by students.  A pool of judges across the state will then receive judging assignments and, using rubrics specific to each category, remotely score the digital products, and submit their scores electronically.  After all scores have been collected, the qualifying digital products will become finalists for judging at the STLP State Championship event in the spring.

Rubrics and Product Samples

DPOJ Overview http://stlp.education.ky.gov/

*All students who submit at least one project are eligible to attend the State Conference on April 22, 2016 at Rupp Arena, Lexington Kentucky.  Students who attend state will also be signing up for other Live Competitions (information to be announced).


Note:  You may select one or more projects below to compete in.

The top two CCMS students/teams in each category will be submitted for STATE competition, however all students that submit projects at the school level are eligible to attend STATE.

Deadline for DPOJ project completion:  DECEMBER 11, 2015

Click the title of the project category to download it’s RUBRIC. Click the example to see previously submitted products. Make sure the rubric states that it is a Middle School project.


 Digital Art Productindividual student creates original digital art (View Example from Eminence Independent)

 Documentary Product team creates an original documentary video using new footage (View Example: from Warren County Schools)

 ePublishing Product: team creates a published product used by a class/school/community (View Example from Marion County)

 Feature Video Product: team creates a video using new footage (View Example from Franklin County)

 Graphic Design Productindividual student creates a graphic design (View Example from Owen County)

 KSU GIS/MAPS/Cartography Product: team creates a digital map or model (View Example from Marion County)

 Manipulated Image Product: individual student takes an original photo, manipulates it into a totally new image (View Examplefrom Scott County)

 Multimedia Content Product: individual student uses three types of original digital media to teach a concept (View Examplefrom Pike County)

 Music Productindividual student creates an original digital music piece (Hear Example from Shelby County)

 Photo Productindividual student takes an original image (View Example from Paintsville Independent)

 PSA Product: team creates a PSA video (15, 30 or 60 sec.) (View Example from Warren County Schools)

 Storytelling Product: individual student writes an original story (View Example from Bath County)

Technical Writing Productindividual student creates a technical piece (View Example from Warren County)


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Live Competition Rubrics and Information


Click on Category Titles to access the competition rubric. Note that some categories are grade level restricted.  Review the rubric to determine if you are eligible to compete in each category.


 Art on Demand: one student creates an original piece of art using the prompt, theme and Photoshop/GIMP

 Bench Challenge: two students must apply; reply to questions, best scorers troubleshoot a computer onsite

 Cinemania: using a given prompt, one team creates and posts a video within 48 hours of the state event

 Coding Challenge: one student finds a solution to a prompt by creating a script/code

Cyber Defense: a team of students will capture flags worth points while working through a series of information security situations  STLP is looking for someone to act as competition lead for the Cyber Defense category for the 2016 State Championship.  If you have a suggestion or wish to volunteer, please contact Jeff Sebulsky at jeff.sebulsky@education.ky.gov

 Dell & Microsoft Gaming: onsite one student competes for high score on a selected game

 EKU Aviation Challenge: one student plans a flight

 Extreme Networking: one student takes a written test and best scorers troubleshoot network issues onsite

 Flight Sim: one student answers quiz, best scorers use Flight Sim software to fly

 Geek Squad Ready: one student will generate a web page concerning a topic and interview at State

 Georgetown College Robot Use: a robot performs a task and 1 to 2 students discuss the task of the robot

** UPDATED for 2016 **  Geotechnologies/Geospatial Literacy: one team uses GIS to find a solution to a problem

 Help Desk/Desktop Support Service: one team presents and markets the school/district help desk

 Heritage Council: one team creates a Main Street video

 STLP Game Design Challenge: one team plans, designs and presents an original video game

 KY Travel: One team creates a short video highlighting what is special about their local community

 Newscast Serviceone team documents and explains the school’s news program & includes a sample video

 NKU Mobile App: one team creates a mobile application for learning or entertainment

 Photo on Demand: one student captures a photo with a given theme in a given amount of time

 Proven Learning Quick Tech Recall: one student quickly replies to general technology questions

 Racing to the Future: one student’s car will race on a slot car track for fastest speed, best design using STEM

 RCX (Robo Challenge Xtreme): the regional team winners are invited to compete for the RCX state title

 SumoBot: 1-2 students program their robot to maneuver another robot off the circular ring within a time limit

 UK Computer Science: two students, BYOD, learn a programming language onsite and complete a task4

 UK Engineering Minds On Innovation: one team creates, designs a product, idea or process that solves a problem

 UL Podcast Service Telling Your Story: one team uploads best podcast to the UL server

 Web Site Design: one student, BYOD and choice software, will design a webpage using a given prompt


Rubrics for each 2015 Live Performance Competition category are under review and being updated as necessary.  For reference, pleasereview the 2013-2014 Handbook to get an understanding of the basic procedures/challenge for each category.  New category rubrics will be added once development has completed.

More Live Competitions are in development and information will be released prior to the start of State Championship registration.