What's it all about? ➜ This Google Sheet contains developing details on all of the competition categories available for the 2022-23 STLP year.
Last Update: 09/23/22: Adjusting language to reflect online nature of Level 1 Project "elevator pitch" (removing "Regionals")
Recent Updates Highlighted in Yellow
RECENT UPDATES/NEWSUPDATED! Important Dates for 2022-2023DatesALLVIEWCLICK TO VIEW Check out the complete STLP calendar for the year. This Google Doc will update as new deadlines are determined.
NEW! 2022-23 Theme: What is "STLP All In" About?InfoALLREAD MORECLICK TO VIEW Read all about "STLP All In" and start planning now to take part in the best ever STLP State Championship in Lexington in April
DPOJ Resources/Info Page/Registration is OPEN!InfoALLDPOJ INFOREGISTERReview resources for Digital Product Online Judging, grab a copy of the DPOJ plannin tool, register products... all before the January 2023 deadline
Level 1 Pitch Fest: Nov. 161ALEVEL 1 PROJECTS (REGIONALS)STLP Project Toolkit (with Level 1 Rubric)TeamK - 12thVIEW TOOLKIT4 Projects per schoolStudents present their project plan/starting stages. Level 1 Project Pitch LIVE to Judges via online conference. Share your project plans in a succinct pitch. New guiding questions in updated rubric.
KY Academic Standards (Tech) PostersN/AK - 12thGET POSTERSN/ASTLP is built on the foundation of the required K-12 KY Academic Standards for Technology. Utilize these posters to make projects meaningful to student learning and tie Projects to standards.
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KY Academic Standards for TechnologyN/AK - 12thGET STANDARDSN/ASTLP is tied directly to KAS Technology. Since the new KY Technology Standards are to be taught at every grade level, use STLP activities to help meet those required standards...and maybe become a State Champion!
Resource: Real World Challenge BuilderN/AK - 12thCOPY SLIDESN/AUtilize the concepts and tools supporting challenge based learning to develop your STLP Project. Provided by Beechwood Independent Schools Dir. of Curriculum, Ben Lusk. Great resource!
Resource: Access the STLP logoN/AK - 12thACCESS LOGOSN/AAccess the STLP logo (in various forms, styles, and colors). The STLP logo should be displayed proudly in your presentation and presentation space.
1BENGINEERS/AMBASSADORSNEW FOR 22-23: Service Team: EngineersIndividual9th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 candidates per schoolInterview for position on STLP Engineers service team. Provide leadership and technical support at STLP State, KySTE Spring Conference. Review qualification carefully.
1CLEVEL 1: REGISTRATIONSTLP22 Regionals Registration (Deadline Nov. 1)DeadlineK - 12thVISITREGISTER NOWRegister working project titles to reserve a spot for your teams before Nov. 1 deadline. Consult the STLP Project Toolkit for info about projects, dates, and resources
Submit "Not Yet" RepliesDeadlineALLCOMING SOONCOMING SOONIf team qualifies, submit a brief response indicating what steps your team plans to take to implement Level 1 Judges feedback. "Not Yet" projects will be considered for advancement to L2 at STLP State.
Submit "Second Chance" PresentationsDeadlineALLCOMING SOONCOMING SOONTeams that could not/did not present during Regionals can submit a video to be considered. Teams will not have the benefit of detailed judge feedback but will be considered for L2
Submit Engineer ApplicationsDeadlineNov. 1VIEWCLICK TO VIEW Visit the STLP22 Regionals Info Page: Engineers for details about next steps for STLP Engineer interivew candidates
NEW: 2022 Regionals Info PageInfoALLVISITVISITImportant launch pad for Level 1 Projects. Learn about Regionals, register projects, view elevator pitch assignments.
Registration Deadline: January 182ADIGITAL PRODUCT ONLINE JUDGING (DPOJ) CATEGORIESDPOJ: AnimationTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolUsing digital tools, students produced original animated shorts (can be stop motion, motion graphics, etc.)
DPOJ: Augmented RealityTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolUsing digital tools, student teams create projects in the augmented reality domain that can be useful for school, home, and/or community
DPOJ: Book TrailerTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Book trailers are short multimedia products that capture the essence of a book (without giving away the ending) in the fashion of a Hollywood movie trailer
DPOJ: Digital ArtIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Look for creative students who produce digital art for projects, web sites, materials, etc. All original Digital Art work has no clip art or images from any other source.
DPOJ: Digital Element DesignIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Students create original digital designs using elements that incorporate graphic design principles infused with digital elements such as motion, interactivity, or looping graphics
DPOJ: Digital MusicIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Create original digital music piece using available software. Review rubric for details about how to properly document the type of music being produced. Rock on!
DPOJ: Digital StorytellingIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Use digital tools in any combination of music, sound effects, images, text, narrations and more to present a digital telling of their own original story.
DPOJ: DocumentaryTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolEntries tell stories about a person, event, or a place from recent or past history. It may include some still images or other media but the majority should be motion footage.
DPOJ: ePublishingTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolStudents publish digital materials. Provide a URL link to a strong sample of how students are making publications for learning.
DPOJ: Feature VideoTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolA Feature Video is a short piece used to inform or entertain the audience about a specific topic (of your choice).
DPOJ: Logo DesignIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolSoftware is used to create and combine symbols, images and/or words to create a visual representation of ideas and messages. All aspects of the content should be original.
DPOJ: 3D DesignIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per school Artists create a 3D model/design of an existing object or an original creation using digital tools. Products must be submitted as either STLP or OBJ format.
DPOJ: Infographic IndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolInfographics are visually stimulating ways to present data/information in a simplified and understandable manner. Create design elements such as charts, graphs, maps, etc.
NEW: DPOJ: Data for ActionTeam6 - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolSpecial two part categorey: Stage 1 (DPOJ) - using specified sources, tell the story behind the data; Stage 2 (State) - present data based findings and recommend action
DPOJ: Kentucky TravelTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolCreate a video that adds to the travel campaign: THERE’S ONLY ONE KENTUCKY. Your local community is the ideal location and the best way to get others involved is to make a video that showcases your area.
DPOJ: Manipulated ImageIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolTake one or more original images and combines them, change them, add/remove items, etc., in order to create a totally new original image.
DPOJ: Media Literacy AwarenessTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolStudents produce a collection of at least 3 samples of media used to promote peer/community awareness and identification of misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation
DPOJ: Minecraft '23: Bygone Blocks (Rebuilding History)TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 entry per schoolTeams follow the prompt provided and submit a video capture of their Minecraft build (and process document explaining their build). Submit link to video by DPOJ deadline.
DPOJ: Multimedia Mash-UpIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolUse digital tools to create original content by combining at least three of the following media types: animation, audio, design software, images, interactive device, text, and video.
DPOJ: Original PhotoIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolEnter original photos that utilize composition, framing, and feel without over dependence upon software enhancement (filters, effects, etc.)
DPOJ: Original Photo EssayIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolStudents will tell a complete story using only original photographs they have taken. Photo essays will utilize between 5 and 10 original photos to tell an impactful story...without words.
DPOJ: PSA VideoTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolThe Public Service Announcement (PSA) video should market a product or idea and be persuasive. It meets the precise time limit of 15, 30, or 60 seconds (including credits)
DPOJ: Screen Capture TutorialIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolScreen capture tutorials are short multimedia products that utilize screen recording tools to actively teach a skill or process as it occurs on the narrator’s device.
DPOJ: Technical WritingIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 entries per schoolProvides clear and precise instructions or directions for using technology to solve a real problem. Student identifies a specific problem and provides a creative/innovative solution.
2BSERVICE TEAMS (Apply During DPOJ for Position at State)Service Team: Block Code CrewIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 may apply per schoolSubmit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work .Those selected will serve on Block Code Crew service team at STLP State.
Service Team: KyGoPlay InnovatorIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 may apply per schoolSubmit a video describing how they personally “play to learn” and how they exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity. STLP KyGoPlay Innovators will lead others to play and learn through challenge-based activities at STLP State.
Service Team: Creative Media TeamIndividual6th - 12thCOMING SOON2 may apply per schoolNEW for 2023: Apply and interview to be a contributing member of the STLP Creative Media Team at STLP State and put your Media Arts skills to use. Travel to Lex and help us promote, inform, and highlight events throughout the day at State.
Service Team: Media Arts (Now Part of Creative Media Team)Individual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 candidates per schoolSubmit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work.. Work with team to create high quality short films highlighting events happening at STLP State.
Service Team: Social Media (Now Part of Creative Media Team)Individual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 candidates per schoolSubmit digital presentation with highlighting experience and sample work. Promote State events via STLP social media platforms. Help announce Wall of WInners finalists.
Service Team: Blogger Corps (Now Part of Creative Media Team)Individual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 candidates per schoolDocument your STLP season throughout the fall. Submit your finalized blog post as part of the DPOJ registration. No interview occurs.
Service Team: Photojournalist (Now Part of Creative Media Team)Individual9th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 may apply per schoolSubmit sample work in hopes of being selected to serve on Photojournalist Team at State. Photojournalists work independently at State to capture imagery for use in STLP resources.
2CDPOJ: RESOURCESKET Media Arts ToolkitResourcesK - 12thVIEW TOOLKITWhole School ResourceGreat connections to DPOJ categories with thanks from partners at KET Education. Find tips on how to start creating media and learn how artists are using media in their artworks.
KET Education ConsultantsCONTACTKET’s regional education consultants provide in-school consultations and trainings on a variety of topics and are ready to help your STLP leverage digital tools to enhance Media Fluency
DPOJ Categories slide deckVIEW SLIDESNEW RESOURCE: Shared from Kelly Fischer and Emily Tighe, DLC's and STLP Leads for Fayette County Public Schools. Great resource for students and coaches to explore and discover DPOJ categories.
Digital Products Review slide deskVIEW SLIDESNEW RESOURCE: Great share from Stella Pollard, Instructional Technology Coordinator, DLC, and STLP Advocate from Franklin County. Look at each DPOJ category, see examples! Great for students and coaches.
STLP23 DPOJ Registration Planning ToolPLANNING TOOLGrab a copy of a Google Sheet version of the DPOJ registration. Complete "offline" then copy/paste your entries into the DPOJ registration when you're ready to submit.
STLP23 DPOJ Registration + Info PageVIEWComplete the online registration ahead of the deadline. Be sure to check all product URLs are directly accessible for judges. Deadline Jan. 18, 2023
STLP22 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2022 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP21 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2021 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP20 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2020 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STLP19 Digital Product ChampsVIEW CHAMPSGet inspriation from the Digital Product Champions from the 2019 STLP State Championship. View these champs as samples of DPOJ categories.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - APRIL 19, 2023Registration Deadline: March 183AREVIEW STLP22 STATESTLP22 State Championship Info Page#STLP22REVIEW STLP22April 20, 2022Get information about last year's State Championship in Lexington on April 20, 2022. Rweview the 3 main events: Projects, Digital Products and Challenges on the STLP22 Info Page.
STLP22 Award Shows from KETWATCH NOWRecorded live from Rupp Arena while broadcast on KET, you can watch both the STLP Award Shows. KET News Quiz host Kelsey Starks MC's the Digital Product Award Showcase and the STLP State Champion Projects were celebrated in the second show.
STLP21 State Champs/Winner SamplesVIEW '21 CHAMPSReview the 2021 STLP Champions. See their project presentation, view the digital product winners, and see the list of Live Challenge winners, too.
LIVE CHALLENGESBench ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolThe team MUST be made up of two students. The two students will answer questions. The best pair with a top combined score will demonstrate troubleshooting skills
Certipalooza (Certification Challenge)Individual6th - 12thNO RUBRICTBAEarn as many industry certifications as you can in one day at the 2022 Certipalooza (Sponsored by Microsoft and Certiport)
Coding ChallengeIndividual6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 students per schoolOne student works as an individual (no teams) to solve a prompt by creating a script/code in a timed environment completely offline (bring your own device category)
Website Design ChallengeIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 student per schoolOne student builds a website on demand focusing on design and creativity. This is a timed challenge. Category is a BYOD event.
Game Design Challenge Team6th - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolGame design involves system-based thinking, critical problem solving, art, storytelling, interactive design, game logic and rules, and computer skills. Present your game to judges.
Help Desk/Support ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolStudents present how they help support technology within their school/district/community back home. Describe how technical support is provided and share examples.
KY Cinemania Video ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW WEBSITE1 team per schoolProduce a short video and post it on YouTube within 48 hours after registered teams recieve emailed instructions. Videos will be due in the days before State...finalist entries judged at State.
Newscast Challenge TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolIf your school has a news program, let us know more about it. Exact format to be announces, but sign up and come show off your news show prowess to a panel of experts. Rubric updating now.
NKU College of Informatics Challenge (TBA)TeamK - 12thTBA1 team per schoolThis challenge of this category, if you choose to accept it, is to select and use any method to create a mobile app that positively impacts a community or school. NEWLY UPDATED for 2022!
NOTE: CURRENTLY ALL STLP23 RUBRICS ARE UNDER REVIEW AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AHEAD OS STLP STATE IN SPRINGSTLP Tech Bowl IndividualK - 12thNO RUBRIC2 students per schoolQuick minds and fast fingers using online quizzing/gamed response system will test students on technology topics. Speed and accuracy are needed to be Champs in the STLP Tech Bowl. BYOD Bring your own device to participate.
UK Engineering: Minds on InnovationTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolThinking about problems and finding solutions are part of the engineering world. Have a team create an original idea, products, or processes which solve a problem. Share with judges.
UK Web Coding ChallengeIndividualK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC2 students per schoolScripting is a key skill for web development. All environments require an understanding of the basic building blocks of programming and an ability to creatively combine them to create a satisfying experience for the end user. For the 2022 web coding challenge a common development platform will be used. All participants will use scratch to complete the challenge.
UL Podcast ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolCreate and share an original podcasting series using a variety of hosting options. Present and discuss your podcasting experience with judges.
ROBOTICS CHALLENGESRobot Royale: Line Follow ChallengeTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolTeams must design ONE LEGO Mindstorm NXT, EV3, or SPIKE Prime device. More than one kit may be used to build the robot. Robot must follow a line autonomously. Fastest time wins! (max team size of 5 students with 2 being drivers)
Georgetown College Robot UseTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolChallenge is to create a robot that is either a transformation of another item OR transforms the way you do a task. Students bring their own robot. (1 or 2 person Team)
RCX: Robo Challenge XtremeTeamK - 12thRCX INFO PAGE1 prequalified teamHave a robot? Want to get involved with a regional event? RCX may be just the thing. Compete in regional RCX competitions and earn a spot to compete for a State Championship. (See RCX info page for team size info)
Sphero HeroTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolCreate an original (short) dramatic story, build an obstacle course as the stage for the story, and program a Sphero to navigate the stage autonomously while students narrate to judges. (2 person teams)
SumoBotsTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRIC1 team per schoolUsing student built robots (using all LEGO components only) two robots in a circular ring, with the goal being to push the opposing robot out of the ring within the time limit. (1 or more person team)
3BDIGITAL PRODUCTS SEMI-FINALISTS- Finalists chosen from DPOJ (see 2A)DPOJ State rubrics are included in the DPOJ rubric links in Section 2Each product that is advanced by judges to State during the DPOJ process (called Semi-Finalists at State) will be automatically advanced to STLP21 for STLP State Judges to identify the Finalists.
- Semi-Finalists entered automaticallyLink URLS to the Digital Products for State judging must be accurate, open, & not require a special account to view. If judges cannot access, no choice but to disqualify product.
- All judging done digitallySince judging occurs all digitally and all at once, access and accuracy of the links are vital. Double/triple check all links (even from outside of school) before submitting any DPOJ registration
(Student Digital Products that advanced from DPOJ to State Judging)- No physical copies needed at StateUnlike in earlier years, Digital Products do not need to be dropped off to State judges in physical form. Judges will only utilize the URL links you provide in your State registration.
- Attend Digital Product Award ShowDigital Product finalists will be named 1st or 2nd place in their grade division during the STLP State Awards Show Pt. 1. All Semi-finalists are encouraged to attend and see if they are named Finalists and awarded 1st or 2nd place
- Reference orginal DPOJ rubricsDPOJ rubrics include scoring guides for both DPOJ and State judging events. Some are slightly different. Review all rubrics to understand what judges will be looking for.
3CLEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3 PROJECTSSTLP Project Toolkit (Level 2+3 Rubrics)TeamK-12thVIEW TOOLKITStart here Review the updated 2021-22 Project Toolkit with updated Level 1 and 2 rubrics, resources, and details.
Level 2 Project RubricTeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRICOnly if advanced from Level 1 at Regionals. In person Level 2 Presentations. Each team may select up to 4 presenters to represent the project to the Level 2 Judges. Entire team is welcome to attend STLP State, but only the presenters will present to judges. Teams hope to advance to Level 3 judging.
Register for State by March 27TeamK - 12thINFO PAGE
Level 3 Rubric TeamK - 12thVIEW RUBRICOnly if advanced from Level 2 at StateUpdated info about Level 2 and Level 3 Project presentations is forthcoming. Refer to the updated 2021-22 Project Toolkit bundle for resources and rubrics in the meantime.
STLP KY Acad. Standards (Tech) PostersN/AK - 12thVIEW POSTERSN/ASTLP is rubric driven and project rubrics are built around KY Academic Standards for Technology. Utilize these posters to help make the STLP Project Cycle more meaningful to students.
Resource: View 2021 Level 2 ProjectsN/AK - 12thVIEW 2021 L2N/AGet inspired! View the 2021 Level 2 projects and their online presentations. See what caught the eyes of the judges during 2021 STLP State Projects category.
Resource: Access the STLP logoTeamK - 12thACCESS LOGOAll Level 2 & 3 ProjectsAccess the STLP logo (in various forms, styles, and colors). The STLP logo should be displayed proudly in your presentation and presentation space.
3DCHAMPIONSHIP AWARDSAwards Show Pt. 1 - Digital ProductsWATCH NOWHosted by KET's News Quiz, Kelsey Starks. All DPOJ Semi-finalists are invited/encouraged to attend and learn if they are Finalists and 1st or 2nd Place Champions for their category in their division. Come to the stage in Rupp Arena.
Awards Show Pt. 2 - Projects/ChallengesAll Project teams that reach Level 3 will be recognized on stage, recieve an award, and learn if they are Best Project in Kentucky - State Champions. All Challenge and Robotics competition finalists and Servce Team members will be on stage for an Award.
View Awards Show LIVEWatch the STLP State Championship Award Show LIVE