The Coding Challenge

Coding Challenge 2019.

The Challenge aims to reach children across the country and inspire young people to solve real-life problems in their schools and communities using physical computing. The Challenge will use the BBC micro:bit device to allow children to come up with a project to respond to Sustainable Development Goals and explore solutions on the issues they face in their everyday life. 

Coding Challenge 2019 is open for all 10 to 15 year-old students from the schools who have participated in the first cycle of the 21st Century Schools programme. List of the schools eligible to participate can be found in the Annex 1 in the download section at the bottom of this page. This competition will have two rounds (online and face to face) in order to determine who are the National coding competition winners, who will have a chance to participate in the Regional coding competition. 

We have some great news regarding the Coding Competition 2019, we have decided to extend the application deadline to 1 November 2019. Thank you all for your brilliant project submissions so far, and we are looking forward to seeing more great ideas from our young programmers!

Information and instructions on how to apply for the Challenge can be found at the bottom of the page in the download section. This competition will align with the EU Code Week, so you will be able to submit your projects from 5 October until 1 November 2019. On the 5 October we will add application link on this webpage and it will remain open until 20 October 17.00. The Coding Challenge is organized in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

Ready, set, code!

do your:bit challenge?

Do your:bit challenge is opening on 16th September and closes on February 28, 2020. Regardless if you participate in the Coding Challenge or not, you are eligible to participate in this challenge.  do your:bit challenge is led by the micro:bit Educational Foundation and supported by British Council, for more information, check Do Your Bit Challenge website

If you are participating in the Coding Challenge and are interested in participating with the same entry in ‘do your:bit’ Global Challenge, then your entry for  Coding Challenge should be in English and in line with the SDG goal 14 and SDG Goal 15. 

Do your:bit is a micro:bit Challenge that challenges children and teens all over the world to get creative and invent a solution to SDG 14 Life Below Water and SDG 15 Life On Land using the micro:bit. Children with the winning ideas will be awarded a fully funded trip to London with their parent/guardian, funded by the Foundation. This challenge is open to all children age 8-14. 

How to make a zip folder?

Create a folder with all the necessary documentation for competition. Right-click the folder, select (or point to) Send to, and then select Compressed(zipped) folder. A new zipped folder with the same name is created in the same location.

Register project to EU Code Week platform

In case you wish to register your project on EU Code Week platform and help your country win the digital race this year, please make sure to use reference to our programme. One of the fields you can fill in, while adding your activity on the platform, is TAG. Please make sure to use #21stCenturySchools in English, and not your local language, in the TAG field.