Coding challenge set for Qld students

The Premier’s Coding Challenge is back for its third year, with $10,000 up for grabs for Queensland school students.

The popular challenge will this year be based around cybersafety awareness, with challengers asked to code an innovative and interactive digital solution to raise awareness of cybersafety.

Students in years 3 to 10 will be allowed to submit an app, a game, an animation, a website or a robotic prototype, which will then be assessed by judges from government, education and industry.


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Education Minister Grace Grace today launched the challenge, and said after just two years of the challenge, its popularity has grown significantly.

“Last year, we saw a significant increase in entries for this competition, which shows the emphasis schools are placing on the coding, creativity and entrepreneurship skills of the next generation.

“From 2017 to 2018, the number of schools signed up to the challenge soared from 23 to 121.

“The number of individual entries increased from 46 in 2017 to 215 in 2018.

“I hope even more schools get on board with this wonderful challenge in 2019,” Minister Grace said.

For information on how to enter the Premier’s Coding Challenge visit qld.gov.au/codingcompetition

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