Project Participants FAQs

What happens if the project is not complete by the day of the event?

Don’t worry if your project is not 100% complete – bring what you have developed so far. Coolest Projects is all about the experience and learning gained from participating and showing what you have created.

 What will I be provided with on the day?

Upon registration you will be given a t-shirt, lanyard and badge outlining your project name and time of judging. If you have registered stay tuned for information on additional goodies on the event day.

Where will I be placed when onsite?

At registration, a volunteer will guide you find you showcase table. Projects are grouped by categories, so for example if you are presenting a Scratch project, you will be placed within the Scratch area. Places will then be allocated based on age and Dojo / Raspberry Pi club within these categories.

Can I update my project details after I’ve registered?

Once registered you will be emailed dates and deadlines. Where possible you should make edits to your project in advance of the day. If edits need to be made while onsite please alert the registration desk upon your arrival to the event and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Optional items to bring with you.

If you’d like to bring a poster as a visual to your project please keep to a A4/letter – A2/ANSI C.

Posters or other supporting materials will not form part of the judging criteria. This means you don’t get extra marks but it may help you to explain your project better to the judges. Get creative!


How do I register my project?

Please select the event you’re interested in attending for details on event registration and deadlines.

What was the closing date for project registrations?

Please reference the event of interest for project registration links and deadlines.

Can I present more than one project?

No, all participants and/or teams can only submit one project, in a single category to be judged.


Can a single project be submitted on behalf of a team?

Yes, a single project can be submitted by a team. There are a maximum of five participants allowed per team. For team projects, each member should be listed in the project registration form. Not all participants need to be present to showcase.


What types of projects can be registered?

All projects from beginner to advanced are accepted. Coolest Projects is all about recognition for those who have had an idea and have made it a reality.

All skill levels are welcome, and all types of builds are encouraged. We can’t wait to see your project. The event is all about young people showcasing what they have created with the knowledge gained from attending their local Dojo, Code Club, Raspberry Jam or other Foundation initiative. We have seen everything from Scratch animations, Scratch games, local sports club websites, HTML mobile apps, games hardware hacks and lots more. See all the project categories here.

Can I participate at a Regional Coolest Projects?

Yes, if you attend a club in that region you can participate in your regional Coolest Projects event as well as the International event. See the list of regional Coolest Projects via the “Regional events” tab on the top right.