The Scratch Olympic Game Design Competition – Everyone Wins!

The Scratch Olympic Game Design Competition – Everyone Wins!

Have you been watching hours of the Summer Olympics in London? If you’ve been glued to the TV like the rest of the world, it’s time to put that inspiration to use by creating a Scratch game based on an Olympic sport! It can be a soaring gymnasts on the uneven bars, a swimming relay race, perfectly synchronized divers, jumping equestrian horses, the triple jump, or any event you like!

Create your game by the end of the Olympics, Sunday the 12th of August, to enter the competition [UPDATE: deadline extended to Wednesday, August 15th]. All you have to do is follow the submission instructions below. That’s all there is to it – have fun and be creative! You can enter as many times as you want!

Everyone that submits a game will receive a Breakout Mentors Choose Your Own Adventure Game Design workbook. It takes you through designing a complete Scratch game, but with several different options available at each step – the result is a completely customized game of your own!

The top game will receive a free 1-on-1 mentoring session from Breakout Mentors! If you live in the Palo Alto area, the session is in person, but if not, we can use a video call with screen sharing.

Submission instructions:

  1. Create a Scratch login at if you don’t have one already
  2. From the Scratch application, click the “Share” menu, then “Share this project online”
  3. Fill out the “Upload to Scratch Server” pop-up form with your Scratch username and password, as well as your description of the game, and hit “OK”
  4. Visit the Gallery for all entered projects at Click the “add my projects” button on the right and select the project you want to enter.

The fine print:
To be eligible to win, student must be 14 years-old or younger. Game must be created during the Olympics, on older projects allowed.

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For more inspiration, check out this gallery:

Posted by Brian Skinner / Posted on 02 Aug