The World Cup is about to start, and it’s a huge event like the Olympics that people all around the world are excited about. In this big competition, 32 countries come together to play a popular sport that everyone loves. It’s like a special time where countries from different parts of the world join in, and it brings people together, no matter where they’re from or what language they speak. The World Cup is like a big stage where countries connect through the language of sports that everyone understands.
Drawing inspiration from this magnificent international event, Breakout Mentors proudly introduces the International Themed Coding Contest. This creative initiative is not exclusive to Breakout Mentors students but extends its invitation to coding enthusiasts globally. The parallels between the World Cup and the coding contest lie in their ability to bring diverse individuals together, fostering a sense of community and collaboration in pursuit of a shared goal. We’ve got some fantastic prizes too – multiple $25 Amazon gift cards for the winners!
So, if you’re into coding and want a shot at winning some cool prizes, this contest is for you. Get ready to showcase your coding skills and have a blast with us!
What are International Themed Games and Projects?
Our contest description is pretty open, giving you the freedom to let your creativity shine. In other words, it’s all about “Countries of the World.” We didn’t want to restrict you to making only soccer games, even though that’s a fantastic choice.
Take a look at this Scratch game (just press space to shoot):
You can make any project about the countries of the world. For example, here is a Flag Quiz in Python:
You have the freedom to use any programming language that suits your project. The only thing we ask is that your creation is shareable online. This means that after you’ve worked your coding magic, we want you to be able to easily share your awesome project with the world through the internet (so we can easily see it and judge it too).
What are the Prizes?
We’ve got some exciting prizes up for grabs in three different categories, and you don’t have to be a coding wizard to win! Here’s the breakdown:
- Best Idea:
- This category is all about creativity and innovation. If you come up with the most brilliant and imaginative concept, you could snag a $25 Amazon gift card. So, let your ideas flow, think outside the box, and surprise us with your ingenuity!
- Best Programming:
- Are you a coding maestro? If your project showcases exceptional programming skills and technical prowess, you stand a chance to win the gift card. This is the category for those who love to dive deep into the code and create something technically impressive.
- Participation Drawing:
- But hey, even if you’re just starting out or want to dip your toes into the coding waters, you still have a shot at winning! Just by participating, you’ll be entered into the Participation Drawing. We believe that every effort deserves recognition, so your chance of winning an Amazon gift card is the same as everyone else’s who participates.
So, don’t hesitate to get involved, whether you’re a coding enthusiast with a groundbreaking idea or someone looking to explore coding for the first time. It’s all about creativity, innovation, and participation. Let your unique talents shine, and you might just find yourself with a shiny new gift card to spend on Amazon! Get ready to bring your A-game and be part of this exciting coding adventure.
How do I enter?
The contest is running now through the end of 2022. Projects are due before the clock hits midnight on New Years Eve.
Make sure your project is shared online with anyone who has the link. Then use this form to submit your information.
Can I submit multiple projects?
Absolutely! You’re welcome to submit multiple projects to showcase your diverse coding skills and ideas. However, it’s important to note that for the Participation Drawing, you’ll be eligible for just one entry, regardless of the number of projects you submit. This ensures fairness and equal opportunities for all participants.
Can I submit a previous project I made?
If you have a project that you’ve worked on in the past and think it fits the theme, feel free to submit it! We encourage you to revisit the code and consider making improvements or enhancements before submitting. This way, you can showcase your growth as a coder and potentially increase your chances in the Best Programming or Best Idea categories.
Should you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to help, and you can easily get in touch by using the “Contact Us” option. We’re excited to see what you come up with and wish you the best of luck in the contest!