The Georgia Educational Technology Fair (GaETF) is an annual student technology competition produced by the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium. The Consortium sponsors other technology initiatives in Georgia, including the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC). The GaETF is the highest level of student technology competition in Georgia with over 750 projects, representing the work of 1000+ students, are judged at the competition each March.
Finalists who receive first place at recognized regional technology fairs may compete at state. Competition is open to all third thru twelfth grade students residing in the state.There are seventeen categories in the competition. See our Categories page for more information.
Lou Dewberry started the Georgia Educational Technology Fair in 2001. With Lou Dewberry's passing in 2007, the Fair created the Lou Dewberry Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a participating high school senior at the state competition.
The Georgia Educational Technology Fair has been held across the state every year since 2001.
The Georgia Educational Technology Fair is directed by Tom Lamb and Anthony Shields. The following individuals make up the rest of the steering committee that coordinate the annual event: Reesa Azar, Vicki Boatwright, Zena Brown, Richard Free, Judi Haggerty, Michael Haggerty, Kathy Politis, Bucky Bush, and Aaron Griffin.