I used my GoPro camera throughout our recent national web design contest in Louisville, KY. For fun this week, I thought readers might enjoy watching a few of the time lapse videos I put together. I have included videos detailing the contest setup (many thanks to the SkillsUSA Courtesy Corps for their help with this process), the secondary contest (June 22) and the post-secondary contest (June 23).
During each competition, we hold a briefing where competitors can ask questions (and questions of the actual client) near the start. This happens after the contest work order has been distributed. After the contest concludes that day, we also hold a de-briefing session. Competitors can ask questions and are also provided with some initial insights from those of us who have observed their work. Comments from judges are posted on our Web Design Contest site (after the event).
Each of these time lapse videos represents photos taken every 60 seconds. Yes, camera batteries died (and I was not always available to change them quickly). We did lose some frames. However, these videos should give you a sense of what happened.
The contest setup took about an hour to complete.
Contest Setup from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.
The secondary contest covered 8 hours.We had teams from 27 states competing.
Web Design Contest Secondary from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.
The post-secondary contest also covered 8 hours. We had teams from 10 states competing.
Web Design Contest Post-Secondary from Mark DuBois on Vimeo.
I hope you enjoy these glimpses into what happens at a national web design competition.