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Scratch Programming Competition

June 8, 2019

Scratch is a visual coding language that allows young students to create and develop their own interactive animations, stories, games, and art and share their creations online.

Organizational issues such as rules, registration and judging criteria are being handled by our partner, Brilliant Labs.

Parents or guardians of students invited to the final round (at UNB Saint John) are asked to complete a consent form (2019 version) in advance and have it brought to the contest.  Parents or guardians who will be attending the contest can complete the form on the spot.

Schools normally have an internal competition to select the best few projects, which are then registered at Brilliant Labs. A panel of judges will select a collection of projects to be presented at the final round, held at UNB Saint John on June 8. 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.

The final round will be 1-3 pm in KC Irving Hall on the UNB Saint John campus.  Please arrive for registration at 1 pm.  Judging will begin around 1:30.

We have photos of the 2018 contest.

2017 finalists

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.