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Scratch Contest – Summer 2014

Following the successful completion of the first Code Club “Beginner Scratch” course, we are holding a contest for all students engaged in primary, secondary or further education based in the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man Branch of the British Computer Society (BCS) has kindly donated a number of prizes for the top 3 projects built in Scratch. These are:

First prize: Toshiba Satellite C55 – Windows 8.1 laptop, with 8Gb of RAM and 1Tb hard disk
2 x runner-up prizes: Raspberry Pi Starter Bundle

To compete in this contest, students must build a game in Scratch, share this on the Scratch portal and try to get as many Loves and Favourites as they can on their project. Code Club will feature these projects and also invite members of the public to vote for their favourite game. The contest will run till Saturday 28th June, where the top 3 projects will be invited to present their project to a judging panel who will award the prizes after scoring the projects on originality, quality of end-user experience and coding elegance.

Over the next two Code Club Sessions ( Saturday 14th and Saturday 20th June), we’ll be turning Code Club into a drop-in centre for anyone needing help with their project. Please come in if you need any help with your project, with entering the competition or if you just need some feedback.

To register for the contest, please email owen@codeclub.im with your name, Code Club Membership number (if available) and the URL of your project. We will monitor the Loves and Favourites on your project all the way up till midnight on Friday 27th June where the 3 finalists will be automatically selected. These 3 projects will be presented at our Code Club session on the 28th June and the prizes awarded.

Download a flyer with details of the competition.

Good luck everyone!

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