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!

The biggest difference about algorithmic art, also referred to as “generative art,” is that rather than simply creating an artwork or object, an algorithmic artist creates a process to generate an artwork or interactive piece. It is a collaboration between artist and system! For this category, Code/Artists must create a computer-generated artwork, design or interactive piece.

This competition is for female-identifying or gender non-binary persons residing in South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, or Palm Beach County). Click here to see rubric and terms & conditions.

Deadline: February 18, 2022 @ 11:59 PM

 Guidelines

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Eligibility

Particiants must be female-identifying or gender non-binary students in 3-12th grade who reside in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, or Palm Beach County, Florida.

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Objective

  • Generate an artwork, design, animation or interactive piece that is composed or constructed through a system defined by your computer program.
  • Apply basic coding techniques, such as loops, functions, and objects, in a computer program that displays original, visual output.
  • Write an algorithm using a text or block-based coding language to display still, animated, or interactive art.
  • Examples include:
      • Using geometry to create a still image or design.
      • Using geometry, loops, variables, etc to create an animated image or design. 
      • Using random variables to render a different image/design or animation each time the program runs
      • Using interactivity to render different image/design or animation based on user input, including: keyboard input, audio input, visual input

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: The URL to your project (make sure it’s viewable by anyone with the link) & your written response to the following 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?

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. 

Winners will be awarded for each of three grade divisions. All top 10 finalists per grade group will also receive Finalist recognition and a certificate at Code/Art Fest but only the top 3 per grade division will receive prizes.

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

  • All design elements MUST be coded. No gifs, jpgs, pngs, images from an image library or other graphic files can be part of your artwork. The inclusion of any of these non-coded elements in your entry will lead to disqualification.
  • Only one submission is allowed per entrant
  • Written portions must answer the (3) prompted questions.
  • Each entry must provide parent/guardian or teacher consent and contact information (if under 18 years old).

Important Dates

  • $Submission Deadline - Feb. 18, 2022 @ 11:59pm
  • $Judging Period - Feb. 21-Mar. 10, 2022
  • $Winners Announced at Code/Art Fest- Mar. 12, 2022

Prizes

Finalist

2nd
  • (1) Second place winner per grade division
  • $25 Cash Prize
  • Tech Workshop
  • Code/Art Fest T-shirt
  • Certificate

Finalist

3rd
  • (1) Third place winner per grade division
  • $10 Cash Prize
  • Tech Workshop
  • Code/Art Fest T-shirt
  • Certificate

Celebrate Winners at Code/Art Fest!

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

Prizes for the winners are awarded both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding. In addition to a cash prize, winners receive a Code/Art T-shirt, a certificate, and public recognization.

Teacher Resources

Teachers, Code/Art’s Competition can help you teach coding in your classroom!

  • Access our easy-to-teach lesson plans by registering to our Hub.
  • Use our Excel template for easy submission of multiple student projects.
  • Submit 25+ student projects (made by female students) and receive a FREE t-shirt
  • Win monetary prizes. The top teachers per grade division with the most student submissions are awarded $100 cash prizes and will be recognized at Code/Art Fest’s awards ceremony.

Congratulations to our 2021 Winners & Finalists!