Rules and regulations


  • All young people who have made something with technology can enter Coolest Projects.
  • All participants must be 18 years or younger, and must be in primary, secondary, or high school–equivalent education.
  • Projects can be entered by an individual participant, or by a team of up to five members.
    • All members of the team must be available to attend the event they have registered for.
    • All young people involved in the project must 18 or younger, and must be in primar, secondary, or high school–equivalent education.
    • Please ensure that you enter all team members’ names when you register your project.
  • Participants can only register one project (individual or group project) per Coolest Projects event.
  • If a Coolest Projects event is oversubscribed, preference is given to youth who are members of an active Code Club, Dojo, and Raspberry Jam, then those who are members of official Raspberry Pi Community Partners (such as Scouts UK, NCS). For selection, we will be ensureproportionate representation across the project categories and consider location and gender of the registrants.


  • Coolest Projects is open to unfinished projects: just bring your project and showcase the parts that are working. Coolest Projects is all about the experience and what you will learn from participating and showcasing what you’ve created!
  • No online, video, or remote entries can be accepted.
  • Projects created for other competitions can also be entered in Coolest Projects.
  • Your project must fit into one of the categories for the event you are attending. Find out more about the categories.
  • All participants are reminded to refrain from using any inappropriate, violent, and/or copyrighted content in their projects.

Terms and conditions for attending a Coolest Projects event

  • Coolest Projects organisers 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.
  • When a project is registered, permission is granted to Coolest Projects and the Raspberry Pi Foundation to use the project for future publicity or educational purposes.
    • In such cases, the organisers will make sure that the creator(s) is/are clearly acknowledged for their work.
  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any project registered which does not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.
  • Coolest Projects organisers reserve the right to disqualify any project registered based on use of inappropriate or copyrighted content used in the project.