Web Page Design Event
Bob Hollwedel firstname.lastname@example.org
site design may be created by an unlimited number of
students of which two students will represent the
design at G.C.C. as a "Team"
must be comprised of High School level students.
must be comprised of one or two student members and
one Primary Coach (each, considered a “Team”).
A Team may
also, at its option, include one Assistant Coach
include students and coaches from a single classroom
or from many different classrooms.
Primary or Assistant Coach must be employed by and
working in a teaching or resource capacity (e.g.,
teacher, librarian, technology coordinator, etc.) at
an Eligible School. An "Eligible School" is a school
that is within the GLOW Region.
competition can include up to two different and
distinct web site designs, each represented by two
distinct respective “Teams”.
created design may incorporate the use of scripting
based software (e.g., Linkno, Xara, etc.)
not contain any Objectionable material. "Objectionable"
means any information in any medium or format that: (i)
is inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory,
pornographic, sexually explicit, or unlawful or that
encourages any of the foregoing; (ii) a reasonable
person would consider harassing, abusive, threatening,
harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent,
racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (iii)
infringes or violates any person's (living or deceased)
privacy, publicity or other property rights; (iv)
promotes software or services that deliver unsolicited
email, including bulk e-mail, surveys, contests, "junk
mail," "spam," or chain letters; (v) disrupts or
interferes with the Competition or any services, system
resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or
accessible through the Competition, including use of
viruses, worms, corrupt files, or Trojan horses; or (vi)
is subject to any restriction upon transmission under
any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships
(such as information pertaining to minors where no
parental consent has been obtained).
not contain any commercial content that promotes the
sale of a product or service either directly via the
Website or via hyperlinks to external sites.
Use of Copyrighted Materials:
By submitting an Entry,
Team members represent that they have the unrestricted
right to submit the content and it does not infringe
upon any third party's proprietary or other rights. Any
content, including, but not limited to, text, images and
videos, that is not the original creation of the Team or
of a "Royalty Free" source must be completely and
accurately cited, and if permission is necessary to use
such content, the Team shall disclose how such
permission was obtained. Teams may either cite sources
directly on each page or use a summary "Citations" page
to adequately disclose the sources and/or permissions to
While Team members are
encouraged to seek guidance from coaches, parents,
friends, published sources and other collaborators via
the internet, Team members must do their own work and
must not permit any person (other than student members
of the Team) to perform such work and must not copy the
materials (words, images, data, audio and video files,
and other media) of others.
Region Tech Wars committee takes plagiarism very
seriously. Any plagiarism or copyright
violation will result in an Entry's disqualification.
For purposes of these Rules, "plagiarism" means:
copying of another person's work that results in the
Entry not being substantially the original work of
the Team, regardless of whether the copied work is
words or ideas from someone else without giving
credit or attributing those words or ideas as one's
put a direct quote in quotation marks;
incorrect information about the source of a
quotation, passage, image or other content;
words but copying the sentence structure of a source
without giving credit;
website templates without giving credit to the
original creator/owner of the template;
Personally Identifiable Information:
protection of student Team members and to prevent
readers from adding their own personally identifiable
information, the Website and Site Profile content may
NOT contain any of the following:
email addresses or personal contact information
(generic Team or coach email addresses are
book's, discussion boards, forums, chat areas, blogs
(including links to these types of forums hosted on
Site Profile, file and directory names (required in
basic ASCII format), as well as other communications
submitted to GLOW Region Tech Wars, must be in English.
Translation of the Website into additional languages is
accepted; however, Judges will evaluate the Website
based upon the English language version.
Points of Reference
Website expertly explores the chosen topic
as evidenced by:
depth of information provided,
inclusion of supporting details, and
variety of information sources used
content is accurate, credible, current, and supported by
Website is written in English using
correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Writing is concise and easy to understand.
Content is effectively
organized so as to hold the reader’s attention and
easily transition between sections.
Website is creative and original in its
approach to presenting the topic of Tech Wars.
A variety of information sources are used,
including primary sources such as interviews, surveys,
personal observations, and original artwork or
multimedia recordings and photographs / artwork.
Content is the original
work of the students and not paraphrased or copied from
outside sources in any way.
(Plagiarism results in disqualification.)
Content is written and organized for a
Team effectively describes its’ intended
audience and relevance to teaching and learning.
Website is educational and
All sources used to research and create
the website are clearly identified and credited, ideally
as footnotes on the relevant page and on a summary
If the website includes text, images, or
other legally protected materials (e.g. copyrighted
information, images, audio, video),
permission to use these materials is clearly
stated or noted as public domain.
are thorough enough to verify content.
Site Profile and website
include a candid narrative on how the team worked
together to create the website, divide tasks, share
responsibilities, and overcome challenges.
Students share reflections
on difficulties encountered, group problem solving, and
teamwork as experienced during the competition.
The site’s design and layout make it easy
to use. Every page is visually well organized.
Colors, fonts, and overall layout are
creative, artistic, consistent across the website and do
not interfere with the ability to easily read content.
There are no technical
problems (e.g. broken links or images, missing files,
Creative use of media
(e.g. images, audio, video, animation, games,
interactive features, etc.) enhances the presentation of
information by engaging the user more deeply and
illustrating key concepts. However,
the use of animations, videos and other interactive
features do not cause restrictive browsing.