Changes in Fall Fiesta Contests


This year’s Fall Fiesta contests rules feature a few changes to submission procedures.

Writing contest rules remain the same from the 2016 Fall Fiesta. Students may bring a computer to type their entries, but will either need to bring their own printer or a flash drive to use the provided printers.

Some design contests (Newspaper Front Page Design, Basic Yearbook Design, Advanced Yearbook Design, Newspaper Feature Page Design, Advertising) require entries to be submitted before the convention. In previous years, these entries were emailed in. This year, contestants will need to submit their entries through the form at A Google account is needed to use this form. Entries must be received by 6 p.m. on Oct. 19. Pay close attention to the naming convention the rules and the form require.

This year’s uploaded photography contests and the digital image contest will use the ATPI contest website ( Teachers can create accounts for their students and assign them to contests. Pay attention to category changes for this year’s uploaded photo contests as well as metadata requirements. These entries must be uploaded prior to 6 p.m. on Oct. 3. Avoid potential headaches by uploading before the deadline.
On-site Digital Photo will need to bring their own computers to input image metadata and upload entries. It is very important that teachers assign students to the Digital Photo contest BEFORE the convention so they may submit their entries.
Cell phone photography competitors will use social media this year to submit their entries. Students will receive information about submitting their photos along with their categories when the competition starts.

Uploaded video contests will be submitted via a form at All entries from the school should be submitted at the same time on the same form. If your school is not entering a category or not submitting two entries, leave those fields blank. These are due at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3.
On-site video contest rules remain the same as in 2016. Remember that students must submit MPEG4 or MOV files on a flash drive or SD card.

Remember that the majority of contests only allow one entry per category per school. Registration for all contests must be received by Oct. 3; no late or on-site registration will be available.

Be sure to read the complete rules for information about all of the contests.

If you have questions about any of the rules (new or old), please don’t hesitate to email