iDidacontest Judges Needed

Did you know the Alaska Society for Technology in Education’s (ASTE’s) iDidaContest receives over 600 entries a year in the categories of:

iDidaMovie – 2 minutes movies on Teach Us, Make Us Laugh, Tell Us a Story
iDidaPhoto – Alaska Life, Tells a Story, Digitally Enhanced
iDidaPodcast – 2 minute audios – PSA, Teach Us
iDidaTune – 2 minute audios – Entertain Us
iDidaBook – Digital Book (PDF, iBook, etc)
iDidanApp – apk files,, etc
iDidaThing – Digital Painting and Any “Thing”
iDidaDoc – (up to) 30 Minute Documentary
One of the greatest aspects of the contest is that every entry is evaluated by 3 or more judges from across the state.  These judges give in-depth input to help students better their digital arts skills.
The benefits of judging are many.  First, you get the opportunity to see what other classes are doing around the state in the matter of digital technology.  And second, there is the opportunity to receive 1 continuing (500 level) college credit for your time spent judging entries.
Due to the early dates of the ASTE Conference of February 13-16, 2021, the deadline for entries to the contest has been moved to January 15, 2021.  This will allow nearly 18 days for judging to be completed.  Our window is shorter than normal, therefore the more judges the better; however we are only limited to 40 judges on the Submittable platform that we use for submissions.
If you are interested in judging these entries, please following the following steps:
1.  Create an account on
3.  Email the coordinator for the iDidaContest:
     He will get you on an email list to receive updates on new entries and news on the contest.
Thank you for reading to the end of this email.  I look forward to your participation in the iDidaContest.

Sam McPhetres

Sam McPhetres
iDidaContest Chair