Student Innovation SHOWcase

From 2004-2016, the METC sponsored the Show-Me a Movie Contest that showcased and honored several hundred students. Because of it's success and an interest in the region to expand the digital projects students create beyond digital movies, last year we developed and expanded to the new Student Innovation SHOWcase!

In 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) released student friendly standards that were meant to prepare our students for the future. Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Innovation are at the heart of these standards.  You can find these same traits in the Missouri Learning Standards.  Students all over the region are being innovative everyday in and out of the classroom.  It is time they had a large audience to SHOWcase their ideas and work.  

ISTE Student Standards

The Student Innovation SHOWcase has five main categories. These categories will be Show-me:  Digital Media, AR/VR, Coding, Digital Tech/Art and Maker.  If you are not sure if your student work will fit into one of these categories, reach out to the contact below to ask any questions.  These categories are really just a guide for what projects could be SHOWcased.  They are by no means all of the possible innovative ideas that could be on display!

Students will need to connect their entry to the ISTE Standards for Students, Missouri's State Standards (or the student's district/state standards) and/or NGSS standards.  We at the METC are excited to see all the innovation on display again in 2019! 

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METC Student Innovation SHOWcase Information

View the 2017 SHOWcase

2019 Submission Form


SHOWcase Rules & Entry Information

All Pre-12 Students from qualifying midwest states are eligible

Submission Deadline:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
at 11:59pm CT.

Specific Questions? 
Contact us at

SHOWcase Sponsorship Opportunities


  • SHOW-me Digital Media:
    Auditory Broadcast
    (*2 minutes), Digital Movie 
    (2 minutes)

  • SHOW-me AR/VR: 
    Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality work 

  • SHOW-me Coding:
    Built with Code

  • SHOW-me Digital Tech/Art:
    3-D Printing; Digital Art

  • SHOW-me Maker:
    Project, Prototype, or Idea developed in a Makerspace

Students from Missouri & its border states are welcome to submit a digital project
for METC's Student Innovation SHOWcase!
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