High School Best Team Name & Logo

High School Due Dates

General Information

Requirement For Each Group.

  • A team comprised of 3-6 members registered by the HyperStream Teacher Champion/Advisor in 9th-12th grade
  • Medical Form (All students under the age of 18 as of April 30th)
  • Photo Release Form (All students under the age of 18 as of April 30th)
  • Community Service
  • Team Competition Summaries

Optional participation

  • Best Team Name
  • Best Team Logo

IT Olympic competition components

Each venue will have three components that the teams will be judged on as described in the pages that follow. The three components are:

  • Community Service
  • Primary Competition
  • Real-time Competition

The goals of the competition are to promote interest and exploration of information technology through a fun, unrestricted learning environment that encourages collaboration and experiential learning.

Primary Competition

The primary competition is designed to show the technical abilities of the team. The project that the team has worked on and brought to the competition is what will comprise this portion of the score. Each venue will have different scoring methods and judging criteria which are generally enumerated later in this document.

Real-time Competition

During the IT-Olympics, teams will be asked to solve problems in real-time based on the venue. Because these are real-time problems, the actual challenges and details are not known ahead of time. The problems and the judging criteria are given out during the course of the two-day competition.

Please Make Special Note: Advisors, Mentors, chaperones and visitors will be allowed to watch the competition from the patron seats in Hilton Coliseum during IT-Olympics (only judges and students are allowed in the venue areas and on the floor). The only exception to this is on Friday for the Cyber Defense teams – teachers/mentors can be on the floor on Friday in the cyber venue area only to assist with their cyber teams.

Please be respectful; this is a student event. For all teams to have the same advantage, communications with your teams is not allowed unless cleared by IT-O director or venue director. Any such help or hints will result in a significant point deduction and potentially a disqualification from the competition. This applies to all venues.

Best Team Name and Best Team Logo Competitions

Brought to you by Iowa State University & the Technology Association of Iowa

(Does not count in overall scores) 

Each team entered in the IT-Olympics competition is encouraged to create a unique team name and design a unique team logo.

Team Name

Advisors will register each team and designate a team name through the HyperStream competition registration process as noted above.  This will be the name entered in the Best Team Name competition.  If a name change is requested after the March 31 deadline, the new name will not be entered in the Best Team Name competition and the new name will not be included in the team name ribbon board at Hilton.

Team Logo

All team logos must be submitted by the Advisor to this link: Submission Link

The logo must be a vectorized graphic using one of the following extensions:  WMF, EPS, PDF, SVG.  If you submit some other format, such as JPG, that is a rasterized graphic format, your logo will appear blurry when we show it on the screen to be judged.  The Advisor has the ability to submit a new logo for a team, but all logos will be final for the competition as of March 31, 2017.  If a new logo is submitted via the web after the March 31 deadline, the new logo will not be entered in the Best Team Logo competition and the logo will not be included in the logo ribbon board at Hilton.

At least two software programs may be available to students so they can create a vectorized graphic logo.  The first is Adobe Illustrator which is a commercially available product your school may own.  However, if your school does not license Adobe products, GIMP is a free, open source software that can be downloaded from www.gimp.org.   The user’s manual for GIMP is available at http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/.  It works very much like Adobe Illustrator, but has no cost associated with it.