iDidaContest Location

Join us for the annual ASTE Conference, held again this year at The Hotel Captain Cook. We will be under one roof, simplifying networking, conference accessibility, and your enjoyment of Anchorage's wonderful winter weather!

Contest Dates

ASTE begins accepting entries at the start of the school year in September. The deadline for entry is January 31st.

Hello and welcome to the rules , a place to learn about the contest. Please read the following carefully


All contests have the following age categories
  • K-4
  • 5-8
  • 9-12
  • Educator/Post Secondary


All contests have the same prizes
  • First (for each theme and age category): $100 Cash
  • People's Choice Prize: $250


All contest finalists will be reviewed by at least four judges

All entries must be

  • G rated and be in good taste
  • Adheres to ASTE's Copyright Chart (Adobe PDF 65K)
  • Conform to the entry guidelines listed under each contest
  • Sponsored by a current ASTE member


Additional information about the contest
  • 3 total entries per contest
  • Any entry found to be using copyrighted material will be automatically disqualified
  • Finalists entries will be made available for listening and/or viewing during the ASTE Conference
  • Prizes will be handed out on-site at the conference or mailed to the winners
  • ASTE reserves the right to use media submitted for any purpose
  • Deadline for all entries is January 31st
  • ASTE reserves the right to not award a prize if category entries are not at expected level
  • Video links can be from or
  • Judging will be completed by the start of the ASTE Conference

To Enter

How to enter the contest
  • Click on the register button below
  • On confirmation go ahead and log-in to the website
  • A new menu item called "My Contests" will appear in the header
  • Select one of the contests and upload your media

iDidaContest Judges Earn Credit

Are you interested in helping to judge the contest?

Interested in becoming an iDidaContest Judge? This year you will have the opportunity to earn one credit for your time and energy. New judges will need to participate in the class we are offering. The idea is that you will 1. Learn how judging system works. 2. Look at examples of a range of projects to increase interrater reliability and 3. Spend time scoring actual contest content.

Most of the class will be conducted online, through web content and involve the judging system.

Email Sam Mcphetres for more details.

ASTE Recognizes the best photos, movies, documentaries, podcasts, music, books, and apps through our 17th annual digital media contests. You can view the previous winning entries and People's Choice Awards.

ASTE 2017 iDidaContest registration is open now and closes on January 31st at 6 PM .

  • January 31st for all contests.
  • February 17th for completion of judging.

The 2017 iDidaContest judging rubrics are available for download as PDF. These documents are provided to help our contestants understand how we judge all the photos, podcasts, documentaries, movies, and music that comes our way.

An archive of iDidaContest posters are available for download as PDF (2015 now available). These posters are provided to help students at your school know about the contest, therefore printing, reposting, and sharing is encouraged.

Upload Info

Information about upload size limits and media type by contest.

Photos will be accepted in JPG, JPG, and GIF format only.

File size limited to 1 MB.

Movies are uploaded to YouTube or SchoolTube.

File size is limited to YouTube or SchoolTube settings.

iDidaMovie duration cannot exceed 2 minutes.

iDidaDoc duration cannot exceed 30 minutes.

Tunes and Podcasts will be accepted in MP3 format only.

Tunes and Podcasts duration cannot exceed 2 minutes.

File size limited to 3 MB.

Provide us a URL to where your app or eBook is stored or sold.

Only Alaska students, teachers, and ASTE members are allowed to enter the iDidaContest.