CSC Charitable Foundation’s "CSC Codes"
CSC Charitable Foundation’s “CSC Codes”: Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I participate in CSC Codes?
The following CSC locations are currently planning on hosting events in their cities. Events may be added or removed as registration progresses. Events will be held the first week of March. Dates will be released in January 2017.
Australia - Melbourne, Victoria
Australia - Sydney, New South Wales
Rest of Australia and New Zealand (Virtual)
Canada - Ottawa, Ontario
Germany - Berlin
Denmark - Copenhagen
India - Bangalore
India - Chennai
India - Hyderabad
Spain - Asturias
UK - Chorley
UK - London
USA - McLean, Virginia
USA - Dallas, Texas
USA - Hartford, Connecticut
USA - Isabella, Puerto Rico
Vietnam - HoChiMinh City
What is the challenge?
Our participants are asked to wow us with an adventure game. Each category has specific requirements for their challenge.
How do I participate?
Register your team today to indicate your interest and plan to submit a project. You and your team can develop your project and send a final project link for evaluation.
When do we submit our completed project?
Projects are due March 10th, 2017 (this may extend to March 17th in some regions.). Submission deadlines and instructions will be provided to teams upon confirmation of registration based on your hosting location.
When will the local prize award ceremony event be held?
Local award ceremonies will be held during the last two weeks of March 2017 – varying city by city. Registered participants will receive an invitation to this event with detailed information.
What kind of prizes will there be?
Our winning project teams will be invited to choose prizes from a range of exciting options such as:
- 1st place winners are eligible to choose from prizes such as telescopes, Cubelet 6 and Little Bits
- 2nd place winners are eligible to choose from prizes such as: rock tumblers, microscopes and Snap Circuits
- 1st place winners are eligible to choose from prizes such as a GoPro, night vision goggles or Cubelet 20’s.
- 2nd place winners are eligible to choose from prizes such as: Mindstorms, microscope or Cubelet 12’s.
Is there a deadline to register?
Yes! Registrations will be accepted up to, and not later than January 27th, 2017.
*Registrations from Australia and New Zealand have been extended and will be accepted up to, and not later than February 17th, 2017.
How will our project be measured?
Projects will be evaluated using a rubric for clear and consistent judging around the world. Key elements are Creativity, Originality, Technical Merit & Accuracy and Good Programming Practices as well as collaboration and CLEAR values.
What are the challenge rules?
Project submissions are governed by a global challenge ruleset. Should a team be found out of compliance to these rules, they will be disqualified. Learn the rules here.
If my project is selected to advance from my local challenge, do I need to travel for the global championship?
No. The global championship will be a virtual event.
Where can I learn more about Scratch?
You can learn about Scratch, see example programs, and follow online tutorials to get some ideas for your CSC Codes project on their website: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Some of our locations plan to host workshops and help groups. You will receive details in your registration confirmation if this applies to your location.
Can my project be in a language other than English?
Yes, scratch is available in many languages. You are welcome to create your project in the language of your choice.
Non-English languages will be accepted at local events. If your project is selected to progress to the global championship, the scratch code can remain as is. However written or oral words in the game will need to be translated to English to be considered.
How are you handling my personal information?
Your privacy is important to us. Information collected through the project is for the use of the project team and will not be distributed. You will not be contacted for any reason outside of this event or receive unsolicited information.