2017 Scratch Programming Competition

         June 3,  2017 at UNB Saint John (postponed from May 6)

As of April 3, 2017, entries are being accepted.  They will be accepted until April 24th (original date).  With the postponement of the contest date, the date for entries has presumably changed and contestants/teachers should contact Brilliant Labs directly for details.  

Please see the our schedule for the day.

Scratch is a visual coding language that allows young students to create and develop their own interactive animations, stories, games, and art. In addition, students can share their creations on the Web.

  • In the fourth NB Scratch Coding Competition, students up to grade 8 are invited to submit (collaboratively or individually) their Scratch projects that solve real problems or provide entertainment.

  •  The Department of Computer Science  is pleased to be the host site of the English NB competition for 2017.

  • Organizational issues such as rules, registration and judging criteria are being handled by our partner, Brilliant Labs. Questions on these matters should be directed to Brilliant Labs.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to complete this permission form in advance and have it brought to the contest.
  • Schools normally have an internal competition to select the best few projects, which are then registered (at Brilliant Labs) by a date before the contest (see Brilliant Labs for exact timing). A panel of  judges will select a collection of projects to be presented at the final round, held at UNB Saint John on May 6th.  For contestants who live far from Saint John and who are unable to travel to the final round, contact Brilliant Labs to see whether alternative arrangements can be made.

2017 Finalists

group photo of 2017 participants

  • Best Overall from the younger group was Olivia (Harry Miller Middle School), while Marin (George Street Middle School) took the Best Overall prize for the older group.
  • Best Artistic from the younger group was Jayden (Princess Elizabeth Middle School), and Keelin (George Street Middle School) received the Best Artistic prize for the older group.
  • Best Technical from the younger group was Ethan (George Street Middle School), while Celia (Harold Peterson Middle School) took the Best Technical prize for the older group.

Questions about the competition?

Contact Jeff Willson at Brilliant Labs by email.