I am kicking around the idea of having a digital art contest for my elementary students 2-5 after seeing an amazing drawing one of my 5th graders did in TuxPaint. Has anyone ever done something similar? If so, I'd love to hear your ideas and any guidelines you put in place for it.
My thoughts are that they must use either Microsoft Paint or TuxPaint and use no clipart images. I would have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners per grade level, and judging will be done by other teachers. Also, students will be assigned numbers so their name will not appear on their drawing.
I still have some unanswered questions though:
1. Do I let them use the special effects found in Tux?
2. Do I let them work on it at home or just school?
3. Should I have categories for Tux and MS Paint separately?
I just started thinking about this yesterday, and I know I'm not thinking from all angles, so any advice or ideas from anyone will be helpful!
P.S. Do you know if you can save a picture created in TuxPaint to your hard drive?