Scratch competition rules and Guidelines for Primary and Secondary Schools Academic year 2023
. AGeneral rules
1. The competition is open for public and government aided schools with OLPC program and smart classrooms.
2. The participants are pupils in upper primary and students in lower secondary
- The project must be created using Scratch programming language.
- The project can be about anything that is related to their daily learning, the participant may develop and program an animation, interactive stories and video games.
- The participating SET teacher and ICT teacher are expected to assume a supervisory role ONLY; teachers are NOT expected to participate in the programming or in the presentation of projects.
Entries must be original works created by the individual submitting the entry. Teachers should make sure that students understand competition instructions or guidance
- Projects are accepted in English language.
- Schools will perform their own competition to determine the best projects which will be conducted by SET teachers, ICT teachers, Head teachers, and Sector Education Inspectors (SEIs).
- Gender should be respected during the competition
- A candidate will be questioned by the panel for a period of 5 minutes or fewer.
- Projects related rules
- The project can be about anything — the only limit is students’ imagination.
- Entries must be original works created by the individual submitting the entry.
- If your entry incorporates music, sound, text or images, you must own the rights to use that material or attribute credit to the appropriate sources.
- The competition organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entry based on inappropriate or non-copyrighted content and any entries which do not adhere to the competition rules and guidelines.
- Grading guidelines
- The panel will review each entry. The panel will award points for each of the following:
- Technical quality / use of Scratch features
- Overall project e Design Directions
- The panel will review each entry. The panel will award points according to the panel score card, which provides detailed information related to the main points to be assessed. The panel will use these score sheets during all stages of the competition.
- The top winners, from each district, with the highest score, will be invited to compete at the National level.
- The maximum points a project can earn are 50/50.
- The decisions of the panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into:
- Originality and creativity (Plagiarized entry will have deduction of marks) Stimulating/Engaging (Fun to use)
- Functionality and technical quality (Projects must make clever use of Scratch features. Games should be at least playable with no technical flaws and bugs)
- Overall documentation and validation of each project o Ease of usage (Casual concept — no lengthy instructions needed)