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All-Girls Coding Competitions

Coded Animated Art

National Computer-Generated Animation Competition for Girls in grades 3-12.

Deadline: Friday, Feb 9, 2024

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Code an Animation!

The same way an artist uses pencil, paint, or clay to express themselves, computer programming also allows artists to create visual, auditory & interactive artwork with seemingly endless possibilities!

For this category, Code/Artists must create an animated art piece that is composed or constructed by a computer program. 

Deadline: February 9, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

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Let’s Get Started!

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Eligibility

Participants must be female-identifying or gender non-binary students in 3rd-12th grade who reside in the United States or the District of Columbia.

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Objective

Write a computer program to generate an Animated Art piece and provide a working link to view both the artwork and the code. An animation could feature patterns, shapes, characters, landscapes, etc. and should have movement that starts automatically or when the play button is clicked.

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Guidelines

  • Animation must be composed or constructed by a computer program using browser based coding environments (e.g. Scratch, Khan Academy, p5.js, CodeHS).
  • All design elements MUST be coded. No gifs, jpgs, pngs, images from an image library (e.g. Sprites from Scratch’s sprite library), or other graphic files can be part of your project. The inclusion of any of these non-coded elements will lead to disqualification.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions per contestant, but each contestant may only win one prize per category.
  • Entries can not be an animated self-portrait.
  • Each entry must provide parent/guardian or teacher consent and contact information (if under 18 years old).

What to Submit

  • All participants must first register at hub.code-art.com
  • After registering, the submission form can be accessed on the dashboard (only accessible when logged into your Code/Art Hub account).
  • A complete entry must include:
      • a working link to view the animated artwork and code (make sure link is viewable)
      • write-up answering the questions:(1) What was the inspiration behind your entry?
        (2) What was most challenging from a coding perspective in creating your project?
        (3) What did you find most rewarding?
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Winning

Entries will be scored by a panel of judges. Judges will score entries based on: Overall Artwork+Effort, Complexity, Code Quality and Write-Up. See Rubric.

National winners will be awarded for each of the three grade divisions. All top 10 finalists per grade division will also receive Finalist recognition and a certificate at Code/Art Fest (or mailed if not local), but only the top 3 per grade division will receive prizes.

  • 1st-3rd place for elementary school
  • 1st-3rd place for middle school
  • 1st-3rd place for high school

Winning

Entries will be scored by a panel of judges. Judges will score entries based on: Originality & Aesthetics, Game Play & User Experience, Code Complexity, Code Quality and Write-Up. See Rubric.

National winners will be awarded for each of the three grade divisions. All top 10 finalists per grade division will also receive Finalist recognition and a certificate and T-shirt at Code/Art Fest (or mailed if not local), but only the top 3 per grade division will receive prizes.

  • 1st-3rd place for elementary school
  • 1st-3rd place for middle school
  • 1st-3rd place for high school

Teacher Resources

  •  Teachers! Access our easy-to-teach lesson plans by registering to our Hub.
  • Use our Excel template for easy submission of multiple student projects
  • Submit 20+ student projects (made by female students) and receive a FREE t-shirt
  • The top elementary, middle school and high school teacher – those with the most student submissions – will each win a $100 cash prize and be recognized during the Code/Art Fest awards ceremony.

    Important Dates

    • Submission Deadline – Feb. 9, 2024 @ 11:59pm
    • Judging Period – Feb. 12 – Mar. 8, 2024
    • Winners Announced at Code/Art Fest – Mar. 16, 2024

    Celebrate Winners at Code/Art Fest

    Each spring, Code/Art hosts an Awards Ceremony & Tech Conference known as Code/Art Fest where all competition winners and finalists are recognized and awarded their prizes.

    In addition to the awards ceremony, Fest attendees can enjoy workshops, keynotes and an interactive STEAM expo where their projects are displayed. Prizes for the winners are awarded both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding.

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    Competition Prizes for National Winners

    Finalist

    2nd
    • (1) Second place winner per grade division
    • $100 Cash Prize
    • Exclusive Superblue Tour (South Florida locals)
    • Code/Art Fest T-shirt
    • Certificate

    Finalist

    3rd
    • (1) Third place winner per grade division
    • $50 Cash Prize
    • Exclusive Superblue Tour (South Florida locals)
    • Code/Art Fest T-shirt
    • Certificate

    Congratulations to all

    Winners & Finalists!