ODF OLYMPIAD 2008 – A competition for School Children

    ODF is an international standard for office productivity format, adopted by ISO. ODF is fundamental to enabling computer education globally.

    ODF is the National Standard of countries such as South Africa and Uruguay.

    ODF is easy to learn and specifies the way documents, presentations and spreadsheets are stored in a computer by popular Office Productivity Free/Libre and Open Source Software such as OpenOffice.  Anyone who has used any presentation software can immediately start using ODF software such as OpenOffice.org.

To Promote the ODF File formats , ODF Allaince is  organising a Presentation competition for the school studnents all over the world.

Topics for India School Students are

    Topics and Categories

    Up to Class V -Why should I learn Computers?
    Class VI to VIII -Benefits of Open Source Software to my school
    Class IX & X -Open Standards: Freedom from Digital Divide
    Class XI & XII -Importance of Open Standards for good Governance

    Evaluation Parameters for the ODF Olympiad Trophy

    Relevance of topic
    Creativity & Visual Appeal
    Organisation of the content
    Use of embedded tools (e.g. spreadsheet)


  •     Create presentation in ODF using  OpenOffice.org or any other Free/Libre and Open Source,  ODF compliant software.
  •     The presentation should not have more than total of 21 slides (including introduction and Thank you slide)
  •     The presentation file size should not exceed 1MB
  •     Each Slide should not have more than two clicks for navigation

    Email the presentation to india@odfolympiad.org along with your details.-
    School Name,
    School Address,
    Email Address,
    Phone number,

   before 15th November, 2008

    The Subject of the email must be in the following format   for example “Category II, Gandhi National School”

For clarifications email to secretariat@odfolympiad.org

Prizes :

  1. Participation Certificates for All
  2. Attractive Prizes for 3 winners in each category
  3. Silver Plaque for school of the winner in each category
  4. Prestigious ODF Olympiod Trophy for the winning school
  5. Software Freedom Trophy for the inter-country winning school



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