Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science

Digital Presentations Media

PJAS is making the transition from traditional overhead transparencies to digital student presentations. At the PJAS State Competition.  BOTH digital and traditional overhead transparencies will be used. 

However, during this time of transition, the standard format used at the Regional Competition may vary from region to region. Check with your specific region to determine which Presentation format(s) are required and/or accepted.


  • Digital is permitted only when PJAS provides the computer needed to present Digital Presentations
  • The equipment WILL BE provided to ALL Students at the Region 2 Regional Competition. 
  • Slides may contain text and graphics ONLY. 
  • Animations, music, and sound effects are NOT permitted. 
  • Digital Presentations MUST be in PDF format
  • Digital Presentations CANNOT exceed 10MGs (maximum includes file "overhead")
  • All Digital Presentations MUST be uploaded to the PJAS website by the stated deadline
  • (Follow posted instructions to Upload Digital Presentations)
  • Students should bring an ADDITIONAL COPY of their Digital Presentation on a thumb drive (in case there are technical problems with uploaded presentation)


Students should bring an ADDITIONAL COPY of their Digital Presentation on a thumb drive. Your USB Flash Drive will serve as your safety net in the event of any issues.

Your USB Flash Drive should have your original presentation and your PDF presentation. The original presentation file can be used to recreate your PDF presentation in the event such actions are deemed necessary by the PJAS Digital Presentation Team.

However, you will NOT be able to use your USB Flash Drive to give a different presentation.


See additional instructions for Creating a Digital PDF and Uploading Presentations to the website.




Starting with the 2013-2014 PJAS Competition, Digital PDF Presentations are considered to be the Standard Presentation Media Format, REPLACING overhead transparencies for Region 2 Regional Competition.

Overhead projectors will NOT be available at the Region 2 Regional Competition.

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