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Hour of Code Competitions

Here are three competitions in which you may be interested. I have not added any of my own comments or editorial, in the interests of posting this information as quickly as possible.

There are some exciting opportunities here: don’t miss them!

2Simple competition

Pupils should create the best program possible. It could be anything anything you want like a game, an ecard, a maths machine or a story.

There will be prizes for the best entry in each category.

  • Free Code Scenes
  • Free Code Chimp
  • Free Code Gibbon
  • Free Code Gorilla

Each is designed for a different age or level of coding skill. All entries will also receive some fun 2Code stickers and a Certificate of Achievement.

http://www.2simple.com/news?dm_i=R2J,280YS,E94V5K,81OZM,1#8640

Espresso competition

This looks pretty exciting, and has several age categories.

Disclosure: I am one of the judges for this competition.

Here are the details:

Get your pupils to create their own apps to rival those topping the charts on the app store and enter them into our Hour of Code competition. The competition is open during the Hour of Code week from 3rd March and closes on 9th March.

What could your pupils win?

  • Best app for 7 and under
    Judged by Terry Freedman, Independent Education Consultant – www.ictineducation.netWinner's Prize: App published to the iTunes or Google App stores (subject to approval)Runner up prizes
  • Best app for 8-11 years olds
    Judged by Merlin John, Independent Education Consultant – www.agent4change.netWinner's Prize: App published to the iTunes or Google App stores (subject to approval)Runner up prizes
  • Best use of tablet functionalities for 7 and under
    Judged by Max Wainewright, creator of Espresso CodingWinner's Prize: App published to the iTunes or Google App stores (subject to approval)Runner up prizes
  • Best use of tablet functionalities for 8-11 year olds
    Judged by Max Wainewright, creator of Espresso CodingWinner's Prize: App published to the iTunes or Google App stores (subject to approval)Runner up prizes

http://www.espressocoding.co.uk/espresso/coding/hourofcode.html

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