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What is HACK@CODE?

 

HACK@CODE is a national online thematic coding competition jointly organized by Code.JAM and Tribal Studioz that calls on young coders of any ages between 7 to 14 years old to put their coding skills into actions.

Based on a given theme, participants can sign up as individuals or form teams (with not more than 3 per team) to create interactive stories, animations, games or a hybrid of all using the Scratch platform to showcase their creative ideas and solutions. There will be 3 age categories that participants will be competing in: 

    • Junior Category (Age 7 to 9 i.e. Primary 1 to Primary 3)
    • Intermediate Category (Age 10 to 12 i.e. Primary 4 to Primary 6)
    • Senior Category (Age 13 to 14, Secondary 1 & 2)

The theme for 2022’s competition stems from The Singapore Green Plan 2030 (www.greenplan.gov.sg) which is our national sustainability movement which seeks to rally bold and collective action to tackle climate change. There are 5 key pillars in the plan namely 1) City in Nature, 2) Energy Reset, 3) Green Economy, 4) Resilient Future and 5) Sustainable Living. (For more information refer to https://www.greenplan.gov.sg/key-focus-areas/overview).

Participants are encouraged to focus on the Energy Reset Pillar in the green plan and embark on a discovery of Singapore’s Energy Journey. This will help us understand where our energy comes from and how it is distributed, stored, and used. In the process you can find ways to make part of the energy journey better. How can you improve our energy journey to be more efficient, reliable, affordable, accessible or sustainable?  Help us reimagine a better energy future for Singapore and it starts with your critical thinking and innovation which will lead the way to tomorrow’s energized Singapore.

How it works?

Step 1: Participate as an individual or form a team of not more than 3 friends.  

Step 2: Proceed to register online as Private entities or MOE registered schools.  

Step 3: Make payment for Registration fee of $30 (for both individual or team). MOE schools registration will be e-invoiced through Vendors@gov by Tribal Studioz.  

Step 4: Watch the following video to register for a free Scratch On-line account https://scratch.mit.edu/ . Please use an existing valid email so that it can be verified and use for entry submission. 

Step 5: Start the ball rolling!  

Step 6: Email your entries to us hackcode2050@gmail.com latest by 11 November 2022, and include the shared link of your project in your Scratch account.

Step 7: Results will be announced via email and will updated on our website. Winners will be notified through email and prizes will be physically delivered.   

 

List of Awards for Each Category

  • Championship Award
  • 1st Runner Up
  • 2nd Runner Up
  • Most Inspirational Award
  • Most Aesthetically Designed Award
  • Most Interactive Design Award
  • Best Coding Award
  • Best Presentation Award
  • Best Content Award
  • Judges Award
  • Merit Award
  • Special Commendation Award 

Important Information

Submission of entries latest by 11 November 2022, 2359 hrs. Upload your project in your Scratch account and email us the shared link to hackcode2050@gmail.com .

  

Register here now!

Feel free to drop us any questions via email or call.