PA Media and Design Competition

  • The PA Media and Design Competition is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania students' application skills, creativity, and knowledge. Students are able to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically,  and enhance the learning process. 

    2023 Competition Information


    • 3D Design
    • Animation
    • Digital Movie
    • Logo and Graphic Design
    • Programming
    • Web Page Design



    Participation is open to any student enrolled:

    • In grades 6-8 (middle school competition) and 9-12 (high school competition)
    • In a public or private middle or high school
    • In a state-approved home-school program
    • Within the geographic boundaries served by DCIU (all Delaware County school districts)


    Copyright Requirements

    The PA Media and Design Competition, although educational, removes the student work from the classroom and therefore requires the student to get permission from the owner to use any copyrighted music, video, graphics, etc. Fair use does NOT apply. Remember to credit music or items that were created by yourself or friends as well.

    Display boards or other items that are included with, but are not part of, the project may not contain copyrighted material. Display boards are not judged for appearance. However, they will be inspected and can cause the project to be disqualified if copyrighted material is found.

    The Copyright Signoff form, Project Narrative/Summary, and Photo Release form have been combined into one file for convenience. The PA Media and Design Competition Participation Packet is available on the state Media & Design Competition website. This completed packet MUST accompany every project.