The Rules and Regulations

 

  • Coolest Projects is open to all young people involved in CoderDojo, Code Clubs and Raspberry Jams around the world. 2018 is the first year we are opening up all Coolest Projects events to a wider audience of creators and makers in the Raspberry Pi Community, including members of Code Club, Pioneers, and Raspberry Jams.

 

  • All projects and anything created by CoderDojo and Raspberry Pi Community Youth members are accepted for registration. Projects must fit into one the the categories outlined below:

 

    • Scratch – Anything developed using the Scratch platform, from games to animations.
    • Websites – This 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.

 

  • All entrants must be available to attend the Coolest Projects International Showcase which will take place in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 26th of May.

 

  • No online, video or remote entries can be accepted.

 

  • An individual participant or a team/group, of no more that 5 participants per team, can register a project for Coolest Projects International.

 

  • For team/group each member of the team must register. Please ensure you enter all team members names under your project.

 

  • Projects created for other competitions can be entered in Coolest Projects.

 

  • Those studying at 3rd level/University Level are not eligible to participate in CoderDojo Coolest Projects.

 

  • Coolest Projects International cannot take any responsibility for personal belongings lost, damaged or stolen on the day of the event.

 

  • Participants are responsible for their own equipment and belongings on the day of the event.

 

  • Registering a project does not fully guarantee entry to Coolest Projects. We have grown the international event to cater for 750 projects. If there are more entries from the CoderDojo or Raspberry Pi communities than there are places allocated to them, and we are at full capacity, we’ll select projects before the event according to these criteria:
    • Category of project – Project categories will be considered in order to have variety of international projects across every category.
    • Regional allocation – We want representation from as many regions as possible. Each region will be given a set of spaces to be filled which will be based on the number of clubs in the region and number of applications from the region.
    • Initiative you are a member of – we want to make sure that we have a mix of Code Club, Raspberry Jam and Pioneers projects on display!
    • Gender of participants entered – Gender balance of attendees will be considered as Coolest Projects is seeking to have an equal gender balance of projects demoed. i.e. 50% girls, 50% boys
    • Individual or group project – Groups and individual projects will be considered in order to have a mix of projects showcased.

 

  • Participants can only present 1 project (individual or group project) at Coolest Projects International. 

 

  • All participants are reminded to refrain from using any inappropriate, violent and/or copyrighted content in their projects.

 

  • If you have not fully completed your project, please don’t worry. You are welcome to bring your project and showcase the parts that are working. Coolest Projects is all about the experience and learning gained from participating and showcasing what you have created.

 

  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any projects registered based on inappropriate or copyrighted content used within an individual and/or team/group project.

 

  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any project registered which do not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.

Other Terms & Conditions

 

  • When a project is registered, permission is granted to Coolest Projects and the CoderDojo Foundation teams to use the project for future publicity or educational purposes.

 

  • In such cases, the organisers will make sure that the author, creator and Dojo are clearly acknowledged for their work.

 

  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any projects registered based on inappropriate or copyrighted content used within an individual and/or team/group project.

 

  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any project registered which do not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.

 

  • RTÉ is the Media Broadcast Sponsor for Coolest Projects International 2018. All CoderDojo Coolest Projects participants will need to complete a Filming/Photo Consent Form with their Parents/Guardians on entry to the RDS.

 

  • If you do not wish to be filmed and/or photographed please ensure you alert one of the Coolest Projects Team on your arrival and they will ensure you receive a badge to alert photographers and camera crews of your wishes.

 

If you have any queries please contact us directly on:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @CoderDojo @coolestprojects