CEL Kids Hackathon

CEL Kids Hackathon is an annual collaborative coding event for students in grades 5 to grade 9 to help them begin their coding journey and showcase their coding talent. The students would be required to participate in pairs. Children would be given a problem statement aligned to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for which they have to create a project on Scratch if they have access to computer or Pocket Code if they have access to mobile phone. They will submit the project to us along with a concept note to be reviewed by our expert panel.  

Schools or parents can register their children in pairs. The top 6 winners would receive prize money, goodies and certificate worth INR 15000. However, all children would get a certificate with a feedback after successful submission of their application along with concept note.

The purpose of CEL Kids Hackathon is to shift kids from being a consumer to the creator of technology and develop the acumen with which they can create products for the larger good. Moreover, use this acumen in their day to day lives to express and problem solve. In addition to that, their creation will make educators, parents and stakeholders aware of coding and its benefits.

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Benefits of CEL Kids Hackathon

Build 21st Century Skills
Build creativity, problem solving, collaboration and perseverance in kids promoting 21st century skills which will help in academics now as well as in future in professional life.
Get Expert Feedback
Each entry receives expert feedback to help kids be confident of their strength and areas to grow which motivates them to code to solve more problems.
Win Cash Prizes & Recognition
Winners get recognition, cash prizes and cool goodies. The work of all participants is recognized with certificates and celebrated with goodies.

Journey in CEL Kids Hackathon

Evaluation Criteria

Relevance & Purpose
The project has a purpose which is relevant to you and your surrounding. Also, aligned with the problem statement of CEL Kids Hackathon.
Computational Concepts
The integration of computational concepts defined by MIT Media Labs. The seven computational concepts are sequence, event, loops, parallelism, conditionals, operators and data.
Design
Completeness to achieve the task and aesthetics to appeal the user.
Collaboration
Sharing of responsibilities amongst the pair and their ability to sort out the difference and move towards goal.

Registration for CEL Kids Hackathon 2021 are open now! Click here to register.