Official Judging Criteria and Project Categories

Judging Criteria:

See judging criteria below. These are the four areas where points will be allocated to each project on the day. 

  1. Coolness – how cool/unique is the idea – 20 marks
  2. Communication / Presentation of the idea – 10 marks
  3. Design & Usability – what does it look like and how user-friendly is it – 10 marks
  4. Complexity – what technology is used – 10 marks

Please keep in mind that the main aim of the CoderDojo Coolest Projects is to reward and encourage the creativity of all CoderDojo Ninjas on the day. Projects of all levels from CoderDojo Ninjas are accepted!

Project Categories:

  • This year there are 6 different categories, they are:
    • Scratch – Anything developed using the Scratch platform, from games to animations.
    • Websites – The websites category is for websites which showcase or inform people about any topic that you like. These sites are built using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Finding activities to keep you occupied over the summer or getting the history of your town.
    • Games + Web Games – The games category is for every kind of game made in any language on any technology.  This category excites and engages at every level and we want members to develop games that excite all those who attend.
    • Mobile Apps –  The applications category is for interactive mobile apps which help, inform or entertain people
    • Hardware – Robots, machines and hacks. The hardware category is for projects that use hardware, like the Intel Galileo, Raspberry Pi, Arduino or any hardware platform, to change the physical world around them using code and hardware.
    • Evolution – This encompasses the members who have taken their CoderDojo projects to the next level, it includes the latest and greatest real web applications, enterprise projects that members have launched and advanced language computation such as C++.  This category is a mix of complex computing projects.
    • Collaboration – Best team prize. This is for the best team project on the day to acknowledge their commitment and efforts working together as a team.

Other T&C’s

  • When an entry is submitted, permission is granted to the Coolest Projects and CoderDojo Foundation teams to use the entry for future publicity or educational purposes. In such use, the organisers will make sure that the author/creator/school is clearly acknowledged for their work.
  • The Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entry based on inappropriate or copyrighted content and any entries which do not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.
  • Coolest Projects is run and supported by the CoderDojo Foundation.

If you have any questions please contact:

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