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.

Guidelines

Age Group

3 Age Groups

Team for codeavour

Team Size: 1-3

PictoBlox-Only

Code in PictoBlox

I Spy Exciting Prizes Worth Up to $2500!

Prizes-Starter-Kit

evive Starter Kit

Winner of each group
Prize Coupon

50% Discount Coupons

Top 5 in each group
Prizes Certificate

Certificate of Participation

All the participants
Best-Story Codeavour Prize

The Most Impactful One!

One in each group
Best Game Codeavour Prize

The One We Loved Playing!

One in each group
Out-of-Blox-Idea Codeavour Prize

The One That Blew Us Away!

One in each group

The Future #STEMGirls!

The best all-girls team in each group

Why Participate?

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
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Abhishek is the Chief Visionary Officer and one of the co-founders of STEMpedia. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Solid Mechanics & Design from IIT Kanpur.
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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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SDG Grid

How to Participate

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Register with Us
Register yourself or your team with us to participate in the contest. Make sure you have gone through the guidelines before registering!
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Registrations Open
Let's-get-started
Prepare for the Contest
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to code. Our interactive lessons will cover that for you. All you need to enter is passion.
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Submit-your-Idea
Before September 30, 2019
Submit your Project
Choose your preferred SDG(s), brainstorm with your teammates, and come up with an innovative way to achieve them.
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Before September 30, 2019
Certificate-of-Appreciation
October 10, 2019
Download the Certificate of Participation
No matter how big or small your project, it deserves appreciation and so do you. Once you submit it, you will be awarded a digital certificate.
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October 10, 2019
Winner
October 10, 2019
And the Winner Is…
Winner will be selected from each age group who will win the evive Starter Kit! The next top 5 projects will also win exciting prizes!
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October 10, 2019

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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.

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FAQs

What is PictoBlox?

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!

From where can I download PictoBlox?

You can download PictoBlox from HERE.

How different is PictoBlox from Scratch?

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!

What are the important dates?
  • 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.

What are the things you need to submit for the contest?

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.
  • 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.

    Gender Equality

    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.

    Scratch Game

    It can even be an animation or a quiz. It is the idea and the innovativeness that will matter the most!

  • Images
    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.
What is the evaluation criteria?

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.
I'm an educator and wish to conduct a bootcamp for Codeavour for my students. What is the procedure for the same?

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 ravinder@thestempedia.com to proceed further.

I am unable to reach the webpage at times. What should I do?
This normally shouldn't happen but in case it does it may be because your IP has been blocked. There are two things you can do to make your way around this situation:
- Wait for 24 hrs and then try reaching the webpage again.
- Use a VPN. Browsec VPN is a popular VPN extension for Chrome that you can use. Follow these steps to add it to your browser:
 1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and add the extension.
 2. Click on the icon of the extension. You will find it next to the address bar.
 3. Click on Protect Me and voila! Now you can make the world a better place without any setbacks!
 
 

Need help with something? Feel free to reach out!

Ravinder Singh Bidhan
STEMpedia
ravinder@thestempedia.com
+91 88493 48608
Paritosh Agarwal
STEMpedia
paritosh@thestempedia.com
+91 87359 24249
Arushi Aggarwal
Unknown16
info@unknown16.com
+1 609 608 6165
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