High school students invited to enter Purdue Web design contest

ANDERSON, Ind. — Teams of high school students are invited to compete at the second annual Web design contest, offered by the Purdue College of Technology at Anderson/Muncie.

The event will be held from 9:15 a.m. to noon Feb. 27 at the Purdue campus at Anderson University Flagship Center, 2705 Enterprise Drive off Interstate 69, Exit 22.

All high schools in east-central Indiana are welcome to send teams, and there is no cost for schools to compete. Applications to enter must be received by Feb. 2.

Teams can create a Web site on any subject they choose and can compete in three classes: hand-coded sites, editor-created sites or flash/shockwave sites, said Gary Randolph, organizer of the contest and an associate professor of computer and information technology.

He said the objective of the competition is to challenge high school students to apply what they are learning about Web creation in school to create sites that educate and serve their communities.

At the event, students will present their finished work to the judges and other teams. The entries will be evaluated based on Web site content, design and style, coding, documentation, and the oral presentation. Students also will have the opportunity to hear a speaker from the Web design industry discuss Web application development.

The contest is sponsored by Innovative Technical Solutions of Pendleton, DELTEC Information Solutions of Muncie, ROAT Corp. of Fishers and WSI of Indianapolis.

Last year, 48 contestants from five area schools competed. The winning entries from 2008 are posted online at http://www.I69Exit22.com, a Web site for community engagement projects created by students at the Purdue College of Technology at Anderson.

Entry applications and additional details about the contest can be found at http://www.tech.purdue.edu/anderson/webcontest.

For questions about the contest, contact Randolph at (765) 648-2906 or gbrandolph@purdue.edu.

The College of Technology’s Anderson location offers bachelor’s degrees in industrial technology and organizational leadership and supervision, associate degrees in computer and information technology and organizational leadership and supervision, and courses in electrical engineering technology. The Muncie location offers an associate degree in mechanical engineering technology.

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