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CSTA’s Faces of Computing contest is an annual competition designed to showcase how creative students use video to highlight the ways that computing is used to make the world better. Every year the committee chooses a theme that the videos should illustrate. For example, the theme for 2015 was “Computing for the Common Good” and encouraged students to showcase how computing is used to better the world. The winning videos were very creative and did just that.

You can see the winning videos from 2015 on CSTA's YouTube Channel. In addition, examples of past winners are below. 

 

2015 Faces of Computing Video Contest Winners

The theme of the 2015 competition was "Computing for the Common Good," and the Equity Committee was truly impressed with the winning videos' focus on using technology to help others. We received submissions from all over the world and we congratulate all the kids for doing a really great job! Thanks to everyone who entered!

 

Winner, High School Division:
School: Xavier College Preparatory High School, Phoenix, AZ
Teacher: Catherine Wyman
Students: Kassidy MacIntyre, Brittney Robinson, DJ MacIntyre
Upon learning of this competition, the students were inspired to make a video highlighting how computing has changed the life of Kassidy's brother, DJ, who has autism. 
Click here to see the High School Division winner

Winner, Middle School Division:
School: Gymnasio Amfipagiton, Corfu, Greece
Teacher: Sotirios Fotiou
Students: Angelos Mouzakitis, Foteini Mouzakiti, Konstantinos Mouzakitis, Giorgos Mouzakitis, Dimitra Vlaserou, Korina Konstanti, Georgia Avloniti, Esmeralda Ntrizi, Vasiliki Argirou
These students collaborated with 9th graders and other Greek schools to create the Neverlost app in order to help lost children use their phones to contact their parents and see their location on a map. The app is now available for free on the Google Play store.
Click here to see the Middle School Division winner!

Winner, Elementary School Division:
School: Elementary School Djura Jaksic, Kac, Serbia
Teacher: Jasmina Jerkovic
Students: Gojko Panic and Darko Birac
These students were inspired after meeting a blind man who is creating books and magazines for visually impaired people using technology. They wanted to develop something that would help blind children with education so they designed a robot that responds to voice command. 
Click here to see the Elementary School Division winner!

 

2014 Faces of Computing Video Contest Winners

The goal of the contest was to showcase many different kinds of students participating in a variety of computing activities. The entrees were quite strong and we were pleased to see girls and boys from many different walks of life and backgrounds participating in computing. Some of the activities featured in the videos including programming (of course), but also 3D printing and design, web development, making music using computers, and more.

Winner, High School Division:
School: Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science
Teacher: Angela Taricco
Students: Josephine Bowen, Sarah Duquette, Jackie Forson, Ana Khovanskaya, Eva Moynihan, Amol Punjabi, Sashrika Saini, Christopher Thorne, Ryan Vereque
Click here to see the High School Division winner! 

Winner, Middle School Division:
School: AL-IKHLAS
Teacher: Idrus Tamam
Student: Uluwiyah Jatim
Click here to see the Middle School Division winner!

Winner, Elementary School Division:
School: Hale Kula Elementary School
Teacher: Megan Cummings
Students: Kaylee Smith, Markus Langhammer-Kenan, Kaleah Shabazz, Haylee Barlow, Natalie Chastain
Click here to see the Elementary School Division winner!

 

2013 Faces of Computing Poster Contest Winners

In 2013, over 640 posters were entered into the contest. These posters were created by computing students in 8 countries and 25 U.S. states. The creativity and design process that went into making this collection of posters was phenomenal, making the judging process both challenging and rewarding.


Winner, High School Division:

School: Grant High School, Valley Glen, CA
Teacher: Aimee Dozois
Student: Gabriel Zarazua
Click here to see the High School Division winner!

Winner, Middle School Division:

School: Roberto Clemente Middle School, Germantown, MD
Teacher: Ebony Glover
Students: Stephani Kim, Sue Lee, Vaishnavi Sesetty, & Sriya Srikanth
Click here to see the Middle School Division winner!


Winner, Elementary School Division:

School: Hale Kula Elementary, Wahiawa, HI
Teacher: Megan Cummings
Students: Deziree Ensrud, Hanna Strom, Emma Cheyenne Barfield, Connor Elser, Sean Baker, Falesoa Tufi, Ariana Carter, Lacey Campbell, & Nettie Oswalt
Click here to see the Elementary School Division winner!

 

2012 Faces of Computing Poster Contest Winners

In 2012, CSTA's Equity Committee launched the "We Are the Faces of Computing" contest inviting students of any age to design a poster that highlights the diverse and creative ways that students do computer science together. 

Winner, High School Division:
School: Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, IL
Teacher: Deb Wilson
Student: Jerome Williams
Click here to see the High School Division winner!

Winner, Middle School Division:
School: Kelly Miller Middle School, Washington D.C.
Teacher: Carlos Baez
Students: Shaakira Bannister, Kayla Davis, Ayana McClanahan, and Freedom Watson
Click here to see the Middle School Division winner!

Winner, Elementary School Division:
School: Fraser Woods Montessori School, Newtown, CT
Teacher: Patrice Gans
Students: Khal Bashawaty, Tyler DiMartino, Danie Meder, and Sanjana Vakacharla
Click here to see the Elementary School Division winner!

 

A description of the criteria:

 

1. An image of students must be in the video. 

 2. The video must clearly demonstrate the theme.

3. The students in the video must be from diverse backgrounds or the video must highlight the involvement of diverse people in computing.  

4. Students should include creative images that reflect their lives, interests, and experiences with computing in ways that exemplify the theme.

5. Videos will be posted on the video service of the students' choice and the link must be submitted to CSTA via an online form. Please make sure the permissions are set such that the judges can view the videos.

6. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes.

7. Winners of Elementary School, Middle School, and High School competitions will receive one (1) Hummingbird or Finch robot for their classrooms and have their videos published on the CSTA website.

8. Winning schools must be able to provide parental permission forms for all students appearing in their videos.

9. The videos must comply with all copyright regulations including proper source crediting and display of copyright notices.

10. Any customs fees charged to the winners will be the responsibility of the winners and not CSTA.

   

Questions?

Contact us at awards@csta-hq.org.

 


 

 

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