All-Girls Coding Competition

Terms & Conditions



– Animation, Interactive & 3D: must identify as female and be in grades 3-12. Only for participants who live in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties.

– Self-Portrait: must identify as female and be in grades 3-12. All U.S. residents permitted to submit for their region.

– Changemaker: must identify as female and be in grades 8-12. Only for participants who live in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties.


All submissions must be done online through Code/Art accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach Code/Art by the deadline date for any reason.

If entering the 3D Print category, you must make arrangements for drop-off or mailing of your item so that it is received by deadline date with a one week max. grace period (Feb. 6, 2020). All physical art will be available for pick-up after Code/Art Fest. While Code/Art will do its best to protect all submitted physical art from any damage, you will not hold Code/Art or any of its employees or volunteers liable for any damage that may occur to your submitted artwork while in its possession.


All submissions must be received by 11:59 EST on February 12, 2021.

You may only enter one submission for Self-Portrait. For the other categories, there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit; however, you may only win one prize per category. You will be awarded the highest prize to which you are eligible in each category. For example, if you enter two submissions for Animation and one submission gets the highest score from the judges and the other gets the third-highest, you will be awarded 1st Place in Animation, but the person with the fourth-highest score will be awarded 3rd Place. You can win multiple prizes in different categories; for example, if you enter one submission in Animation that gets the top score and one in Interactive that gets the second-highest score, you will receive 1st Place in Animation and 2nd Place in Interactive.


Self-Portrait (People’s Choice): The winner for each age group (per region) will be selected by popular vote in two rounds. Round One will take place online, where the 10 submissions with the most votes plus an additional 2 selected by Code/Art judges (based on judging rubric) per grade group will be named finalists. To advance to Round Two (Final Round), each finalist must submit a photo of themselves to be used for our digital coffee table book where finalists and winners will be published post-event. Round Two will take place at Code/Art Fest where each attendee will get to vote for one of the 12 finalists in each grade group. The Self-Portrait entry (one from each grade group) with the most votes on the day of Code/Art Fest will be awarded 1st Place in the People’s Choice Self-Portrait category during the awards ceremony. All 36 finalists will be recognized at Code/Art Fest. National Self-Portrait winners will also be announced during Code/Art Fest. 

Animation, Interactive, 3D Printed Art: The winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of professionals with a background in Computer Science using rubrics based on creativity, complexity, quality of code, write-up, and application of theme. Individual scores will not be shared with contestants.

Changemaker: The winning team will be selected based on two rounds. The first round finalists (up to 4) will be determined by a team of judges based on project submission, write-up and video. The teams that advance to the final round will present in front of a live panel of judges at Code/Art Fest and be judged based on their live presentation and Q&A portion. All final teams will receive feedback and advice on their projects from the judges


(Currently only applicable for South Florida) 

The Top 10 teachers with the most amount of submissions (based on mentions in student submissions) will be recognized during the awards ceremony during Code/Art Fest. 

The Top Teacher for each age group will win a $100 cash prize, code/art swag and certificate. 

Most Wins Award: If there is one teacher who stands out for having a large number of students with top finishes (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place) who cited them as the teacher who encouraged them to submit to the competition, we will recognize that teacher post Awards Ceremony with a $100 cash prize, certificate, and shoutout on social media. All teachers, even those who were awarded one of the other “Top Teacher” awards, are eligible for this special award.

In order to ensure that students are assigned to the correct teacher, we recommend teachers use the Multiple Submission form on their hub dashboard in order to submit all their students’ projects through their account. 

6. Prizes

Self-Portrait: The top finalists and winners for each region will be printed in our digital coffee table book available for download or print on-demand. The overall 1st place winner for each grade group (per region) will be announced and awarded an additional prize (Total of 15 nationwide winners). 

Animation, Interactive, 3D Printed Art: Prizes will be given in each category for 1st-3rd place for each grade group. Prizes are awarded with the goal to further inspire a love for coding; they may include a combination of the following — certificates good for a coding workshop, coding kits, tech swag, books, and/or gift cards.

Changemaker: The winning team will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus professional mentorship with one of Code/Art’s corporate partners in order to help develop/market their solution.

We highly encourage all entrants to attend the Awards Ceremony at Code/Art Fest. If a winner is not present, she will be notified by email and have up to 14 days to claim her prize.


Participants grant Code/Art permission to use image(s) of their competition entries with the participant’s name on an online Winner’s Page and in other online and print publications that Code/Art may elect to post/publish to encourage girls to code.

All award winners and finalists agree to take part in reasonable publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity. Reasonable publicity could include posting photos of the finalists online and doing a short interview and follow-up story on the winner after the event.

You must agree to these Terms & Conditions to compete.