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Scratch Competition March 30, 2014 - Cancelled

This competition has been cancelled.

This competition is only for Georgia students!

See winners from the last competition here:

This year we are limiting the entries per school to 10. If you have more than 10 entries at your school, please run a competition first at your school to select the top 10.
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To help make this competition self-sustaining we will ask for volunteers such as teachers, professionals, and undergraduate students to judge the entries. There will be a $25 entry fee for individual entries and a $50 entry fee for group entries. Please make your payment at:

Registration will open by March 1st and closes March 12th at 4:00 p.m. Entries will be due by 4:00 p.m. on March 19th. The awards ceremony will take place on March 30, 2014 in the Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Auditorium in Administrative Building.

There will be one division for elementary school students (4th - 5th graders), one for middle school students, and one for high school students. Awards will be given for both individual and group projects (up to 3 people per group). Projects will be judged based on their appeal, creativity, originality, technical merit (number of scripts, using loops, conditionals, strings, lists, messages, variables), and how well they follow good programming practices (using broadcast and receive to break long scripts into shorter ones, adding comments, good names for sprites and messages, and putting actions on the appropriate sprite). There will be two categories of awards: animations and interactive games. The animations must be at least 15 seconds long and must be less than 2 minutes long. Interactive games can be submitted as well, but a video (in Quicktime, WVM, or AVI format) showing someone playing the game (just the screen capture, we don't actually want to see the person playing the game) must be submitted with the game. The video of the person playing the game must be at least 15 seconds and less than 2 minutes long. You can use CamStudio or Camtasia to create the video (please output a movie in .mov, .avi, or .wvm format and do not upload the camproj file). All interactive games must also include instructions on how to play the game.

Students will create their entries on the Scratch website (using Scratch 2.0) and add a link to the entry to our competition page.

We will give a prize to at least one entry in each category (if we have at least 5 entries in the category). In addition we will also give out the following special awards: Most Artistic, Best Comedy, Best Dance, Best use of Sound, and Most Original Idea. We will also give out awards for the Best Educational Game and the Best Educational Animation. We usually give out about $3,000 in prizes. Winners who don't attend the Awards ceremony are allowed 90 days to pick up their prize.


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