The first thing to do is to study this web page carefully, taking care to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section, which will contain more and more information as the competition develops and the resources page which contains helpful links and documents to get you started.

If can’t find the answer or if you need more advice, you can message us and we’ll try to point you in the right direction


You won’t go wrong by following the steps on this page – but feel free to check out the competition rules…

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some questions we’ve been asked about the competition.

Can I enter something I’ve already made?

Definitely – the competition is open to new ideas and existing software and products made by people aged 9-19

Can I enter as part of a team?

Yes, you can enter as part of a group with up to 4 team members

Do I need approval from my school or college to enter?

No, it’s completely up to you BUT you might get some useful support if you tell them what you’re doing

Do I have to be in education to enter?

Anyone aged up 19 years old on 31st August 2017 can enter, whether they are at school or in training or in a job

The older people are bound to win aren’t they?

There are separate prizes in three age groups – 9-11, 12-16, 17-19 – so anyone can be a winner

Can I re-use code from elsewhere?

Yes, that’s sometimes a very good thing to do, so long as you attribute the source rather than pretending you did all the work!


We’ll attach some useful links and documents here as the competition develops, so watch this space!

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