1. Any student who is enrolled in Arlington ISD on March 23, 2020 is eligible to enter.
  2. Any entry submitted for competition must be completed in the current school year.
  3. Each entry must be submitted using a web link (URL to web based project or, if needed, URL to Google Folder).
  4. An entry for each project must be submitted using the Media Fair Google Form.
  5. Entries will be judged at one of these grade levels: Grades PK-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11-12.
  6. Elementary and alternative campuses may submit up to seven entries. Junior high and comprehensive high schools may submit up to ten entries.
  7. Entries may be individual or group productions. All group entries must include the name of each participant on the entry form at the time the entry is submitted in order for each student to receive a certificate (and medal if chosen as a winning project). Otherwise, only one certificate (and one medal, if applicable) will be prepared and awarded for the entire group.
  8. Only the names of students who played an active role in the technical creation of a project should be submitted. Students only appearing as an actor/participant in a project do not qualify as entrants.
  9. Judges must be able to view finished projects by using AISD-owned software on computers running Windows 7, 8, 10 or Macintosh OS X.
  10. A script in English must be attached to all entries submitted in a language other than English.
  11. Judges will view and/or hear only the first three minutes of any entry.
  12. All student entries must be student produced. Adult guidance and instruction are permissible in the planning stages or in converting file formats, but the actual preparation and production must be the effort of the student(s).
  13. Entries that represent multi-level participation by students will be judged in the division of the oldest participant. For example, if four second graders worked on a video with four fourth graders, the entry will be judged in the 3-4 division.
  14. Any visual, graphic, or audio material that is not created by the student who is entering the project must be identified. Credit must be given to the creator of the work. (For example, any clip art or music that was not the original work of the entrant must be cited. Exceptions include the Microsoft clip art gallery or graphics where permission is granted by owning the software such as images in Kid Pix.)
  15. For public domain music, no letter of permission is needed. However, the source of the music must be cited in the credits and its public domain status must be noted. Note the District has purchased some music for students and staff to use. Please see this web page: https://www.aisd.net/district/departments/technology/technology-integration-and-innovation/resources/licensed-music/ 
  16. Citation information required for copyright credit must include:
  1. Author of original work
  2. Individual title, or specific section of a collected work
  3. Publisher
  4. Copyright Date
  1. In compliance with federal copyright laws, if any of the listed citation requirements are not included, the entry will be subject to disqualification. (Entries are disqualified if information is missing, not if the form of the bibliographic information is incorrect.)
  2. By entering a project in the Media Fair, entrants agree to donate the project to the Arlington ISD and permit employees of the Arlington ISD to publicly display the work. Electronic and printed entries will not be returned to participants.
  3. The Arlington ISD, the Media Fair Committee, nor the judges can assume any responsibility for loss or damage to any entry submitted for judging.
  4. Assistance from professionals, i.e., professional recording studios, is not allowed and will cause an entry to be disqualified.
  5. Each entry submitted for district competition must include:
  1. Media Fair Google Form submission (check with Media Fair Chair or technology integration specialist for the link)
  2. Required documentation for non-original work if non-original work is submitted with the entry
  3. Projects must be submitted as a single URL (directly to the web based project or to a Google Folder)
  1. Completed entries including all documentation must be received and timestamped in Google Drive by 10:00 PM on Monday, March 23.