The most important lesson you will learn from the ISTF is the importance of following the guidelines. The judges will evaluate your work based on how well your team follows both the Content and Format Guidelines. Pictures, sounds and animations are cute additions to most websites, but in the ISTF they must be both appropriate and relevant. Please remember, teams that have made it to the final round of judging did so because they read and applied the Content and Format Guidelines to their final project websites.
If you have any questions concerning the Content and/or Format Guidelines, please contact the ISTF Program Director.