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Guidelines for Submission

  • Must be a female student in Grades 3-12
  • Write a computer program that generates a self portrait
  • Optional challenge: code yourself doing a favorite activity
  • Code it using JavaScript in Khan Academy or another programming language of your choice
  • There is no limit to number of submissions per contestant, but only one self-portrait per contestant may advance to Round 2.
  • Each entry must include a short write-up saying why you chose to portray yourself the way you did, discussing how it was coded, what was most challenging, and what was most satisfying.
  • All design elements must be coded. No gifs, jpgs, pngs, or other graphic files can be part of your portrait.
  • All work must be your own.

What to Expect

Artwork will be judged in two rounds:

Round 1 happens BEFORE EVENT

All entries will be posted online, and you can invite friends and family to “like” yours. Coded self portraits along with first name + last initial and grade will be displayed for each entry (no photos will be posted). The top 10 entries based on votes plus two additional entries selected by Code/Art judges will advance to final round at March 3rd Code/Art Miami event at University of Miami.

Round 2 happens at the EVENT on March 15th, 2020

The Top 12 self-portraits will be printed out and displayed at “Code Art Miami” event on March 15th, 2020 at University of Miami in Coral Gables. At the event, the finalists’ photos and short write-ups will also be displayed next to their self-portraits.

Each event attendee gets to vote in Round 2. During the Awards Ceremony, all 12 finalists are recognized, and the Round 2 top vote getter in each age group — Elementary School, Middle School, and High School — are announced.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7th, 2020

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

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