Winners of the national student web design contest, now in its second year, will each receive $5,000, $2,500 or $1,000. Total prize money grew by 50 percent compared to the inaugural 2012 competition for the Columbus, Ohio-based company.
Students competed in two categories: web design and web technology. Submissions were graded by a 3rd party panel of education professionals who used an evaluation rubric provided by eSchoolView.
"eSchoolView recognizes the important career decisions a student has to make and is willing to do anything to assist with those decisions," Director Rob O'Leary said. "Being a part of education software development for over twelve years, the eSchoolView owners encourage students to express an interest in this field, providing several opportunities to gain first-hand experience."
The Web Design Contest was for seniors interested in pursuing graphic design, web design or other arts. Students were required to develop a home page and one interior page for a website. The site needed to be related to a school class or club and reflect a collaborative effort between the “client” and the designer.
The Web Technology Contest asked students to develop creative way(s) to use web technology in education. They were encouraged to analyze components of eSchoolView’s content management system (CMS) and other school district software products to assess how they use technology within the education field to create efficient and effective communication.
The winners are from the following school districts:
eSchoolView also awarded scholarships to teachers in client districts who develop and describe creative uses for web technology in education using one or more components of the eSchoolView CMS.
- Sayreville School District in Parling, NJ
- St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, OH
- Garland Independent School District in Garland, TX
- South Butler County School District in Saxonburg, PA
- New Albany Floyd County Schools in Floyd Knobs, IN
- Indian Creek Local School District in Wintersville, OH
- Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY
In addition to offering scholarships, eSchoolView’s “Investing in Our Future” program includes several mentoring options for students including training on the CMS, internships and speaking to classes about business entrepreneurship, web development, design or programming. In fact, eSchoolView has just committed to partnering with Hannah Ashton Middle School of Reynoldsburg City Schools to teach HTML to aspiring 8th graders.