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Guidelines for Submission

  • Must be a female student in Grades 3-12
  • Write a computer program that generates an animation (moving image). Animation can be:
    • realistic or abstract
    • something that tells a story or something that is just cool and/or pretty
    • can incorporate sound
  • The program can be written in any programming language – JavaScript in Khan Academy’s programming environment (khanacademy.org) and Scratch (at scratch.mit.edu) are good options for beginners.
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per contestant, but each contestant may only win one prize per category.
  • Each entry must include a short write-up describing the program and discussing how it was coded, what was most challenging, and what was most satisfying.
  • All work must be your own.


Animations will be judged by a panel of computing professionals from academia and industry. Entries will be judged equally on:

  • Creativity
  • Complexity
  • Impact
  • Code
  • Write-up


Prizes will be presented at an Awards Ceremony during Code/Art Fest on March 14th, 2020. All contestants are strongly encouraged to attend, but need not be present to win. Awards will be given to the top 3 contestants in each of two age groups:

  • Lower (3rd – 8th grade)
  • Upper (9th-12th grade)

Prizes are awarded both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding. They may include a combination of the following — certificates good for a coding workshop, tech swag, books, and/or gift cards.

Submission Deadline: Feb. 14th, 2020

Email [email protected] if you have questions or comments.

  • Submitted artwork will be displayed at Code/Art Fest event. In the unlikely circumstance that an entry is deemed inappropriate, Code/Art reserves the right to not display it.

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