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PA Media and Design Competition

The PA Media and Design Competition (formerly PA Computer Fair) 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.


The regional 2020 competition will take place on April 3, 2020.


For questions, please contact Sam Osborne at



  • 3D Design (NEW!)
  • Animation
  • Digital Movie
  • Logo and Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • Web Page Design



Registration for the regional competition will be available on the state Media & Design Competition website on December 15, 2019


Registrations for the state competition will be submitted by DCIU following the results of the regional competition.



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)


State Competition

The state competition will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (High School Competition) and Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (Middle School Competition) at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. There will be no entrance fee charged to either the school district or student to participate in the state competition.


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 has 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.