The Competition

Students in grades 3-12 are invited to compete in the following levels and categories.

Level 1 - Grades 3-4
Level 2 - Grades 5-6
Level 3 - Grades 7-8
Level 4 - Grades 9-10
Level 5 - Grades 11-12

Categories: (Visit the State Site for Descriptions and Rubrics)
Computer "Project" Programing
Digital Art
Digital Game
Graphic Design
Hardware Modification
Mobile Apps (New Category 2022) 
Multi-dimensional 3D Modeling
Productivity Design
Video Production
Web Design - Drop and Drag
Web Design - Manual Coding

Note: ACTE Northeast does not offer the Team Computer Programming Challenge

2021 Local Rules 
(Opens PDF Document)

Portfolio Requirements  (All projects require an accompanying notebook)

Release Forms 

Advancing to the State Competition
Since the regional fairs have a large degree of independence, competition at the state level has additional rules and restrictions, as well as a separate registration process and fee. For more information, see the State Fair website:
  • For entries in the project categories, the top two individual winners in each category, qualify to advance to state.
  • The State ACTE Fair will be held virtually.