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 2 categories that participants will be competing in: 

    • Primary Category (Age 7 to 12 i.e. Primary 1 to Primary 6)
    • Secondary Category (Age 13 to 14, Secondary 1 & 2)

The theme for 2023’s competition is The Future of Artificial Intelligence, Where Innovation Knows No Bounds! As we embark on this journey, we find ourselves at the forefront of a revolution that is reshaping the way we interact with technology. In this online Scratch coding competition, we invite you to unleash your creativity and dive into the future of AI.

Artificial intelligence has made tremendous strides since its inception, and its impact on various industries is becoming increasingly profound. From healthcare to finance, entertainment to transportation, AI is revolutionizing the way we live, work, and play. Its potential is boundless, and the possibilities are limited only by our imagination. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced coder, this competition welcomes all skill levels. It’s your chance to push the boundaries of what AI can do, as you design interactive projects that showcase the power and potential of this transformative technology.

Through your Scratch projects, you can bring your ideas to life, creating virtual worlds, intelligent characters, and immersive experiences. From machine learning algorithms to natural language processing, you have the tools at your disposal to harness the capabilities of AI and create something truly remarkable. So, get ready to code, create, and innovate as you step into the future of artificial intelligence. Let your imagination soar, and let your projects inspire others to embrace the endless possibilities that AI holds. We can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to life in this competition as you shape the future of technology through Scratch and AI.

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 29 Sep 2023, 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 29 September 2023, 2359 hrs. Upload your project in your Scratch account and email us the shared link to hackcode2050@gmail.com .


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