Fobisia coding competition

To promote computing in FOBISIA schools we are running the first FOBISIA Creative coding competition.   This competition will enable us to celebrate the success of our students in computing and highlight one of the key benefits of children attending a British curriculum school.

This competition will be completely free of charge (Bangkok Patana school are covering all the costs of this event.) The winning team will receive a physical trophy and all entrants will receive a certificate of achievement.

Rules of the competition

  • Groups can be up to 4 students – an individual can enter, if preferred.
  • The game entered must be wholly the students work. It is forbidden to use clipart, library images from within Scratch or musical soundtracks. However, the cost of making sound samples can be prohibitive, so sound effects and samples from within Scratch, Garage Band or other acknowledged software are permissible and students can use Creative Commons sound effects, provided that they clearly acknowledge the content owners.
  • Students will be judged on the following criteria and weightings:

o   Coding elegance (30%)

o   Graphics (20%)

o   Soundtrack (20%)

o   Originality (15%)

o   Storyline / plot (15%)

  • Key stage 2 entries are for students born after 31st August 2003 and would normally be in years 3, 4, 5 & 6. (Younger children can enter if they can code independently)
  •  Key stage 3 entries are for students born after 31st August 2000, but before 1st September 2003 and would normally be in years 7, 8 & 9.
  • The judges' decision will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about the Competition or the judges' decision(s).
  • All entries must be created in MIT’s Scratch software available from their Website.  No other computing languages will be accepted.
  • You grant FOBISIA permission to use the games for promotional purposes and to distribute them in any media or format.

Entry Details

When you enter please include:

  • Title of entry and your names as you would wish them to appear on a certificate of achievement.
  • Category: KS2 or KS3
  • Year group
  • Statement of originality “I certify that to the best of my knowledge this game is wholly the original work of the students and that they have clearly stated that they have read, understood and agreed to the rules of this competition.”
  • Sources of sound samples if used. Please include either the details of software library e.g. Garage Band or Scratch sound library or the Web link where it shows permission to use the sample.
  • Scratch Entry files. You can either attach the files or include a link to a shared file on the Scratch Website.

This can be emailed to sthakral@tbs.edu.np