Competition Details

The theme of the the competition is 'Create a project about your community'.
We are asking young people (between 8 and 17) to tell us about their community through code!

3
Categories

Games

Digital Story

Art and Animations

2 Coding Languages

ScratchPython

2
Entry Level

Junior ( 8 - 12 years)

Senior ( 13 - 17 years)

14
Awards

Registration

January 31, 2019 8:00 PM

Entry Submission

March 15, 2019 8:00 PM

Competition

March 30, 2019 9:00 AM

Award Ceremony

March 30, 2019 12:00 PM

$20
ENTRY

Categories

Digital Story

Create a story about your community using Scratch, Python

Ideas !
  • Create a story with the locality being your school or play ground.
  • Create a story with information about food,animals and things to be found in your local area

Art and Animations

Create a piece of digital art or animation using Scratch or Python.

Ideas !
  • Use Scratch to draw a piece of art representing your Community.
  • Coding an animation that will show a scene from your town using Python

Games

Use Scratch or Python to create a playable game.

Ideas !
  • Make a scratch quiz game about your community asking hard questions.
  • Create a text based adventure game that takes players on a adventure around your town or school

Prepare for Competition

Register by January 31, 2019

1 Write a short paragraph about your project and how it represents your community. We will ask you to submit this in the online submission form as part of the Design Plan.
2 You need to tell us your name, age, which school do you go to, parents name, address and phone number while registering for the competition
3 We love to share the competition entries we receive, so we need to make sure we have the right permissions. We’ll ask you to confirm this on the submission form.
4 You will need to select one of the three competition category and entry level you are planning to register for. You can register for only one category

PYTHON

  • Trinket at https://trinket.io At the end of the competition the students will submit the link to their project.
  • Make sure you have a trinket Account created and approved by your parent before the competition date.

SCRATCH

  • Scratch Online Editor at https://scratch.mit.edu/ At the end of the competition the students will submit the link to their project.
  • Make sure you have a Scratch Account created and approved by your parent before the competition date.

Submit Entry by March 15, 2019

Competition Day

March 30, 2019

VENUE TBD

CHECK IN TIME 9:00 am to 9:30 am

COMPETITION TIME 9:30 am to Noon

Participant are required to bring their own computer. Only participants are allowed in the competition area. Parents have to drop them off and may join later for lunch and award ceremony.

Challenge
Participants will be given a challenge to solve on the day of the competition. They will be given a challenge specific to their age group and their coding tool. They will need to solve that challenge within two hours and submit it for competition. Presentation

Presentation
Participants will be presenting their projects in front of the judges for 5 minutes.

Awards

March 30, 2019

AWARD CEREMONY 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Parents and guest are welcome in the Lunch and Award ceremony.
Ticket price is $20 / person.
Lunch for participant's are free.

Junior / Senior Awards

  • ART AND ANIMATION WINNER
  • DESIGN WINNER
  • GAME WINNER
  • CODING CHALLENGE WINNER
  • DIGITAL STORY WINNER
  • THEME WINNER

  Codefest Jr and Sr Winner

Judging Criteria

Project

  • Design Plan 5 PTS
  • Presentation10PTS
  • Creativity10PTS
  • Execution15PTS
  • Theme10PTS

Challenge

  • Challenge 110PTS
  • Challenge 210PTS
  • Challenge 310PTS
  • Code Quality20PTS

Sponsor

The theme of the the competition is Tales of ST Louis. We are asking young people (between 8 and 17) to tell us about their community through code!

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