About the Contest
Codeavour is an online programming contest at the international level for kids to encourage them to bring out their inner programmer and come up with innovative ways to achieve a goal among the 17 global sustainable development goals set by the United Nations General Assembly for 2030 by creating a project in PictoBlox – a graphical programming software based on Scratch.
The aim of the contest is to encourage kids to develop an interest in STEM, especially programming, and develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication – the four C’s of the 21st century skills – along with becoming sensitive towards the well being of the world.
3 Age Groups
Team Size: 1-3
Code in PictoBlox
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Looking at the way the world is progressing towards a technology-driven future, knowing how to code is an extremely useful skill to have. At the same time, one must be equally aware of and sensitive towards what’s happening in the world and do their bit, be it big or small, for making it a better place to live in for us and for the generations to come.
Participating in this contest would:
- Help kids learn to program the fun way with PictoBlox by offering a first-hand experience
- Help develop cognitive abilities and learn a methodical problem-solving process
- Sensitize kids towards the world problems and encourage them to solve them
Arushi is a sophomore at WWP HSS in New Jersey and the founder of a non-profit, Unknown16.com, where she holds workshops to encourage girls to explore programming with arts and games.
SDGs - Themes for Making the World a Better Place
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 goals that have been set by the United Nation in the 2030 Development Agenda titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Below are the goals as outlined in the agenda that you have to choose from to make your project:
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Unknown16 is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM. It is focused on encouraging young girls to undertake projects that work to solve social issues by applying the knowledge learned from STEM. It is particularly targeted towards young girls under the age of 16 to ensure that a passion for STEM is brewing from a young age.
PictoBlox is a graphical programming software based on the latest version of Scratch that makes coding fun and easy. With a user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop functionality, it is the ideal companion for the setting the first step into the world of programming. One can learn to code, make interactive animations and games, interesting projects based on IoT, program actions for robots, and much more!
You can download PictoBlox from HERE.
PictoBlox is based on the latest version of Scratch. Not only is it easy and fun to code in, PictoBlox also has additional hardware interaction capabilities. You can easily work with development boards like evive, the Arduino Uno, Mega, Nano, and ESP32, control your projects with hardware in real-time, upload code to your robots, and do a lot of other things!
Registration will begin on 12 August 2019.
The last date for submitting the project is 30 September 2019.
Results will be announced on 10 October 2019.
To complete your submission, you have to submit the following:
- Concept Note
You have to fill out a concept note wherein you have to tell us why you chose the particular goals, what problems you faced, and what you learned while making the project.
You have to make a project in PictoBlox and submit it on the portal.
Your project can be anything.
Like this story for making people aware of gender equality and why it is important.
Or a game like this one where our heroic diver is on a mission to save the underwater by taking care of all the waste.
It can even be an animation or a quiz. It is the idea and the innovativeness that will matter the most!
You also have to submit photos and/or a short video of you (and your teammates if you’re working in a team) working on your project. The maximum file size is 16 MB.
Your project will be evaluated based on the following parameters:
- Relevance and purpose: The project propose an innovative way of solving or spreading knowledge about any of the above-mentioned SDGs.
- Design: Should convey completeness and aesthetics that appeal to the user.
- Originality: The idea should be original and unique.
- Concept Application: Different programming concepts should be included and should be relevant to the project idea. Standard concepts include variables, looping, conditional execution, input, and output.
- Adherence to the contest guidelines.
The procedure's pretty simple! All you have to do is select a date, venue, and gather your students. We'll provide you with the rest: lecture slides, practice material, and a submission link where students can directly fill the form to submit their project.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com to proceed further.
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