To be eligible for the competition, you must identify as female and be in grades 3-12. Participants grant CodeArt 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 CodeArt may elect to post/publish to encourage girls to code.

All submissions must be done online through the https://code-art.com website. CodeArt accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach CodeArt by the relevant closing date for any reason.

If entering the 3D Prints & Coded Electronics category, you must also make arrangements for drop-off or pick-up (if available) of your item no later than February 25, 2019 (or mail item in time so that it is delivered by February 25th). All physical art will be available for pick-up after the event. While CodeArt will do its best to protect all submitted physical art from any damage, you will not hold CodeArt or any of its employees or volunteers liable for any damage that may occur to your submitted artwork while in its possession.

Self-Portrait: All submissions for Self-Portrait must be received by midnight on February 8, 2019. You may only submit one entry for this category.

Animation, Interactive, 3D, Coded Electronics, Webpage, and Mobile App: Submissions for all categories other than Self-Portrait must be received by midnight on February 18, 2019. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit for each category; 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 will be selected by popular vote in two rounds. Round One will take place online, where the 10 submissions with the most likes/votes plus an additional 2 selected by Code/Art judges will advance to Round Two. Round Two will take place at the Code/Art Miami event on March 3, 2019, where each attendee will get to vote for one of the 12 finalists. The Self-portrait entry with the most votes at 2:00pm on the day of the event will be awarded 1st Place in the People’s Choice during the Awards Ceremony at Code/Art Miami.

Animation, Interactive,3D, Coded Electronics, Webpage, and Mobile App: The winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of professionals with a background in Computer Science and/or the Arts using a rubric based equally on creativity, complexity, impact, quality of code, and write-up. Individual scores will not be shared with contestants.

Self-Portrait: The top 12 finalists in the Self-Portrait category who attend the Awards Ceremony will get to keep the physical display of their coded self portrait. The overall 1st place winner will be announced at the event and awarded an additional prize.

Animation, Interactive, 3D, Coded Electronics, Webpage, and Mobile App: Prizes will be given in each category for 1st-3rd place in the following age divisions: 3rd-8th grade and 9th-12th grade, as long as there are at least three (3) submissions for each category in the given age division. 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, tech swag, books, and/or gift cards.

Team Prize: One overall top team – from all categories – will be recognized, and its team members will each receive a prize.

We highly recommend that all entrants attend the Awards Ceremony at Code/Art Miami on March 3, 2019. If a winner is not present, she will be notified by email and have up to 14 days to claim her prize. All award winners 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 the Terms & Conditions to compete.