Desktop Publishing Student Contest (Grades K-12)
The K-12 Desktop Publishing Contest recognizes several K-12 Maryland student winners each year. Individual students may submit an original, written product that has been computer-generated. The entry may be fictional or non-fictional about a topic of the student's choice. The writing piece should be well-developed, organized, and accurate; contain few errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics; and have an appropriate format for the type of writing selected (poetry, letters, etc.). Most importantly, the presentation should support and clearly connect to curricular indicators and the style of the writing piece should reflect the best uses of technology when: choosing publishing software, formatting text, choosing a font and layout, and selecting graphics that enhance the piece of writing. There are 4 grade level categories for this contest: grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. One winner will be selected within each grade level category.