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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 your “future self”
  • 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 vote for yours. Coded self portraits along with first name + last initial and grade will be displayed for each entry (no photos will be posted). For each age group, the top 5 entries based on votes plus up to two additional entries selected by Code/Art judges will advance to final round at Code/Art Fest, where age group winners will be decided by in-person voting.

Round 2 happens at the EVENT on March 14-15, 2020

The top entries from Round 1 for each age group will be printed and displayed at Code/Art Fest March 14-15, 2020 at University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables.

Each event attendee gets to cast one ballot on each day they attend Code/Art Fest. During the opening day ceremony on March 14th, all finalists will be announced and recognized on stage. On March 15th, the overall winners for each age group will be announced at 3:00pm on Center Stage of the STEAM Expo hall.

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7th, 2020

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

* In the unlikely circumstance that an entry is deemed inappropriate, Code/Art reserves the right to not include it in the online voting competition.

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