Fourth Interschool SCRATCH Competition
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Under the sponsorship of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and building on the success of the competition over the last three years, Abu Dhabi University is pleased to invite all schools to participate in the Fourth Interschool SCRATCH Competition. This competition is in direct support of the UAE government’s vision of supporting and promoting a culture of innovation across all sectors of society. The competition will be held on May 23, 2017 at Abu Dhabi University.
SCRATCH is a visual environment that teaches students how to program computers in a visual, easy, entertaining and engaging way and is used by top schools all over the world. The overall goal of SCRATCH is to encourage students to learn essential programming and coding basics from an early age. The long term goal is to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in particular and to equip students with sophisticated skills required for a knowledge-based economy.
The one-day competition brings together teams of students from all over Abu Dhabi emirate to present their work in front of a judging committee. Projects should be completed using the SCRATCH tool on the theme "Read Now, Write the Future" by which we aim to encourage the love of reading. All students enrolled in grade eight and above from all schools of Abu Dhabi emirate can participate. The three winning teams will be presented with valuable prizes, and comprehensive media coverage will also feature them and their schools.
Each participating team can consist of up to three students and should be supervised by an IT teacher. Teams wishing to participate must register online no later than April 16, 2017. After the initial registration we will get in touch with you with all needed details.
SCRATCH PROGRAMMING COMPETITION RULES & GUIDELINES
- The competition is open to students in grade eight and above from all schools of Abu Dhabi emirate
- The project must be created using Scratch, which can be downloaded for free at scratch.mit.edu. Project entries should run no more than 3 minutes.
- The project can be about a theme of Read Now, Write the Future which aims to encourage reading among UAE residents; other than that students are encouraged to show their creativity and imagination.
Entries can be from an individual or from a team of not more than 3 students per team. A maximum of two entries will be accepted from each participating school.
- The participating IT teacher is expected to assume a supervisory role ONLY; teachers are NOT expected to participate in the programming or in the presentation of projects.
Entries can only be accepted from registered teams.
Entries must be original works created by the team or individual submitting the entry.
The competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entry based on inappropriate or copyrighted content and any entries which do not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.
- When an entry is submitted, permission is automatically granted to the organizers of the competition to make unrestricted use of the entry in the future for publicity or educational purposes. In such use, the organizers will make sure that the author/school is clearly acknowledged.
Each entry will be reviewed by a panel of judges. The judges will award points for each of the following:
Technical quality / use of Scratch features
Overall project quality
If you have questions please email email@example.com
Or call us at 02-501-5211
Last date to register school teams
||April 16, 2017
||Deadline for registration of entries.
Day of the Competition
||May 23, 2017
||Presentation of entries before judging committee at Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa Campus, Abu Dhabi