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Competition Regulations

Open International Competition of Computer Projects among Kids, Youth and Students
“DIGITAL WIND-2015”»

  1. General statements.

    Annual Open International Competition of Computer Projects among Kids, Youth and Students “DIGITAL WIND” is held annually by International Faculty of Applied Computer Technologies of Saratov State Technical University and Saratov Arena Multimedia Center under the aegis of the Federal Agency for Education of the Russian Federation and is supported by Aptech Ltd. (India).

    “Digital Wind” was first held in May-June, 2002. Age of the participants varies from seven to twenty one years.

    The Mission of the Competition is:

    1. Developing creative interest in information and computer technologies; .
    2. Improving practical skills in with the field of Internet technologies and computer graphics;
    3. Studying of modern software for creating Web applications and Computer Animation.

  2. Competition organization.

    “Digital Wind” is co-held by International Faculty of Applied Computer Technologies of Saratov State Technical University and Saratov Arena Multimedia Center.

    The ”Digital Wind” is led by the Organizational Committee which consists of the founders of the competition. The Organizational Committee forms the Counsil of Experts which consists of experts from the relevant fields.

  3. Application rules.

    The competition is held from November, 25, 2014 till April, 28, 2015. Project applications are to be registered till March, 30, 2014. The projects may be submitted to the following nominations: The projects may be submitted to the following nominations:

    • Web Applications:
      • Web-sites
    • 2D computer graphics and animation
      1. 2D-graphics (projects made with Adobe PhotShop, Corel Draw)
      2. 2D-animation (projects made with Toon Boom software, Adobe Flash)

    • 3D computer graphics
      1. 3D-character models for computer games and animations
      2. 3D animation (projects made with 3D Max, Maya)

    • Computer Games:
      1. 3D-games
      2. Educational games and applications

    • Prototyping:
      1. 2D-prototyping
      2. 3D-prototyping

      3. 2d and 3d computer models of products for further manufacture of the machine for laser cutting and 3d printer.

    • Special nomination "In honor of the great Victory"
      1. Nomination timed to celebrate the 70th Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945. The competition may be submitted any work depicting this theme.

    • Video.
  4. Project Requirements.

    Each author or team may submit up to 5 projects in any nomination. Each project is registered separately. The team may not include more than 3 persons . If the team participants belong to different age groups the project will be registered to the age group of the oldest participant. The projects contain only English or Russian information.

  5. Project Technical Requirements.

    Acceptable software for computer projects is:

    • Web Applications: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, PHP, Perl, CGI, ASP, ASP.NET .
    • Multimedia: ToonBoom Tech., TB Solo/Digital pro, Adobe Flash, Adobe PhotoShop, CorelDraw, 3DS Max, Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, Maya.
    • Computer games: any software suitable for OS Windows.

    Every project must follow special requirements:

    • РIt must be fit for view on with Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista OS.
    • It must not require preliminary installation.
    • In the case of using nonstandard fonts please put them in the catalogue “Fonts”.
    • Any mobile gadgets with Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm OS, Pocket PC for Smartphone and Pocket PC casual games. Windows Mobile is preferable..

    Creation of Web applications takes into account the following requirements:

    • The site must be fit for view offline (without any links to external programs).
    • The main file must be called index.htm (extension depends on using a*ids- *.htm or *.html for static page, *.php for PHP script, *.pl for Perl script, *.asp for applications using ASP technology and *.aspx for ASP.NET) and be located in the site root directory.
    • All images must be put in the separate directory in formats *.gif. *.jpeg. *.png.
    • The separate file size in your site must not exceed 100KB.

    Requirements to static graphic projects, made in Adobe PhotoShop and Corel Draw:

    • Adobe PhotoShop: It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.psd without merged layers) and a file with extension *.jpeg
    • CorelDraw: It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.cdr) and a file with extension *.jpeg.

    Requirements to Animation projects made in ToonBoom Studio, TB Solo/Digital Pro, Adobe Flash:

    • It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.fla for Adobe Flash, *.tbs for ToonBoom and *. and a file with extension *.swf).

    Requirements to animation projects, made in 3DS Max:

    • It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.max) and a final project in the format *.avi or *.mov.
    • The file must be viewed in standard Windows Media Player .
    • A traced file must not require installation.

    Requirements to computer games:

    • It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.exe).
    • Online Flash game. It is necessary to present an initial file (with extension *.fla for Adobe Flash) and file with *.swf extension.
    • A game must not require installation.

    Requirements to special nomination "In honor of the great Victory":

    • Nomination timed to celebrate the 70th Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945. Are submitted to the contest work that meets this subject. Work can be performed in any format that is specified in other categories (see requirements for the project files).

  6. Rejection Regulations.

    The Counsil of Experts has the right to decline projects that:

    • contain advertising;
    • contain unquotable and rude expressions;
    • contain pornography and references to such resources;
    • contain appeals to violating the law and racist statements;
    • abuse the intellectual property law;
    • do not follow the rules and technical aspects (article 5 of this Statement);
    All projects must be registered on the website www.digitalwind.ru. Each project after the registration gets a unique number must be indicated when sending the project and initial files to the Organizational Committee.

  7. Ways of Presenting Projects to the Competition:

    All projects and initial need to be sent to the Organizational Committee of “Digital Wind-2015”.

    • “Web Applications” nomination:
      • Via Internet. It is not recommended to use hosting services with low canal capacity. You will be needed to place the “Digital Wind-2015” participant banner of the competition on the home page of your project. You can find the banner at www.digitalwind.ru. Via e-mail. The size of the project must not exceed 512 KB. Registration number of project has to be mentioned in the e-mail.
      • Via post mail. Projects have to be presented on a CD. The project registration number has to be mentioned in the cover letter.
    • “Multimedia Technologies” nomination (choose one option):
      • Via e-mail. The size of the project must not exceed 512 KB. Registration number of project has to be mentioned in the e-mail.
      • Via post mail. Projects have to be presented on a CD. The project registration number has to be mentioned in the cover letter.
    • Nomination “Computer Games” (choose one option):
      • Via e-mail. The size of the project must not exceed 10 MB. Registration number of project has to be mentioned in the e-mail.
      • Via post mail. Projects have to be presented on a CD. The project registration number has to be mentioned in the cover letter.

    Addresses for Official Correspondence:

    Post address: Organizational Committee of “Digital Wind-2010”, SSTU, 77, Polytechnicheskaya street, Saratov, Russia, 410054. Tel/Fax: +7 845 2 50 93 75

    E-mail: dean@sstu.ru, olga@sstu.ru, Subject “Digital Wind 2015”

    Web-site: www.digitalwind.ru

Established special nominations:

  1. People’s choice nomination;
  2. The youngest participant;
  3. The most creative idea;
  4. The importance of the idea;
  5. The best design of a Web application;
  6. The most professional project;