Register your idea / projects for Coolest Projects 2016

Register for CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards (3)

Register your idea / projects for Coolest Projects 2016

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2016 Awards is open to submissions from ALL CoderDojo Ninjas. This year we expect a huge number of applications, so we would advise that you apply as soon as possible.

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Rules and Regulations

  • The Coolest Projects Awards is open to all young people involved in a CoderDojo around the world.
  • All projects and anything created by CoderDojo Youth members are accepted for registration and can fit into one of the below categories.
  • All entrants must be available to attend the RDS, Dublin, Ireland on the 18th of June 2016.
  • No online, video or remote entries can be accepted.
  • Entries can be from individuals or from a team of no more than 4 individuals per team. Each individual member must be registered for group projects.
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (GMT) on Sunday, 22nd of May 2016.
  • Projects created for other competitions can be entered in Coolest Projects.
  • Project participants studying at Third Level are not eligible to participate.
  • The Coolest Projects cannot take any responsibility for personal belongings lost, damaged or stolen on the day. Project presenters are responsible for all their own equipment and belongings.
  • Submitting an entry does not fully guarantee entry, we have grown the event to cater for 800 projects, should we exceed this number we will have to allocation projects at our discretion.
  • You can only present 1 project at Coolest Projects.
  • Please refrain from using any inappropriate or copyrighted content.
  • Please don’t worry if you have not fully completed your project, bring it and you can show the parts of the project that are working. The Coolest Projects event is all about the experience and learning gained from participating and showcasing what you’ve created!

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.

In addition to the above categories, there will be separate prizes for:

    • Future Makers Award: You can make the future Can you think of a problem that affects the world and the people around you? Of course you can. But can you think of a solution? That’s the tricky bit. Can you code your way out of the problem and use technology to make the world a bit better and the future a bit brighter? The Future Makers Award, sponsored by Liberty Global, celebrates digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges. So if you’ve got a good idea, we want to see your project at the Coolest Projects Awards.
    • 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.
  • There will be official Coolest Projects judges on the day and they will be reviewing all the projects and scoring them. Don’t be intimidated, the presentation of your project is a fun part of the day!