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Guidelines for Submission

  • Must be a female student in Grades 3-12
  • Write a program that changes an electronic device each time based on user input — keystrokes, mouse click, audio, and/or visual input — or preset coded instructions.
  • The programs can be written in any language – LittleBits (https://littlebits.com/), Dash Wonder Robot (https://www.makewonder.com/), and Lego Boost (https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/boost/products) are good places for beginners to start.
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per contestant, but each contestant may only win one prize per category.
  • To be considered for the competition, you must submit your coded electronics or a video of it for display at Code/Art Miami.
    • In addition to submitting online form, you must contact us at [email protected] to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of your physical item or email us a link to video.
    • All submitted coded electronics will be returned after Code/Art Miami event.*
  • Each entry must include a short write-up describing the mobile application and discussing how it was coded, what was most challenging, and what was most satisfying.
  • All work must be your own.


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

  • Creativity
  • Complexity
  • Emotional Impact
  • Quality of the coding
  • Write-up


Prizes will be presented during an Awards Ceremony at Code/Art Miami. 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 selected both to reward effort and to encourage further exploration of coding.

Submission Deadline: Feb 22nd

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

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

* All physical artwork will be returned after the event. Code/Art is not responsible for any damage that may occur to submitted 3D artwork.

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