The BIGGEST International AI and
Coding Competition for Kids

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About Codeavour 2020 AI

Codeavour 2020 AI, the biggest international online AI and coding competition for kids, is back with double the fun and learning! Create innovative AI projects in PictoBlox and make the world a better place with your awesome AI and coding skills.

Explore the exciting worlds of AI and coding and develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication – the four C’s of the 21st-century skills – to create solutions for real-world problems. This is YOUR chance to compete with 5000+ teams from 30+ countries in the largest international online coding competition for kids and show the world what you’re made of!

Themes for Making the World a Better Place

Use your new-found AI and coding expertise to heal the world!

Beat the Pandemic with AI

Become the hero the world needs to overcome the pandemic and bring in your AI solutions to save the world.

Think Automation

Bring out your inner James Bond by automating your surroundings. This is your place to make routine tasks go auto-pilot.

AI and Coding for the Win

Put on your thinking caps to explore and experiment with AI and coding to bring out something new and innovative.

Entangling Transport Systems

Let your imagination loose and come up with the most innovative solutions to our endless transportation woes.

The 2020 Space Odyssey

Become the frontrunner of space exploration and unravel the mysteries of the universe. Your small step is our giant leap.

Grand Prizes for the Winners

More than 40 prizes worth $6000 in total!
Gold

Tablets

One winner in each age group

Educational STEM Kits

Two 1st-runner ups in each age group

Scholarships & Coupons

Three 2nd-runner ups in each age group

Special Category Awards

Winners in each age group
All the winners will also receive a medal, certificate, and the official Codeavour 2020 AI t-shirt.

What Can You Make?

Choose one, choose all, and let your creativity run wild. But remember, you can only submit one project.
Become a storyteller and send a message to the world. Showcase issues the world is currently facing through characters and events in your animated story.
Create a masterpiece of a game by building worlds, its characters and events in the game. Design master-levels which instil self-confidence and self-esteem.
Create software-based projects in PictoBlox using artificial intelligence and machine learning. You can be as creative as possible with these projects.
Build the ultimate DIY hardware solution and fuel your STEM experience. The hardware allowed are evive, Arduino, Micro:Bit and T-watch.

Why Should You Participate?

Looking at the way the world is progressing towards a technology-driven future, knowing AI and coding is extremely important. At the same time, it gives participants spaces to explore their passions and values and consider how these can contribute to making the world a better place to live in.

By participating in this online AI and coding competition for kids, you will:

  • Learn AI and coding the fun way with PictoBlox by offering a first-hand experience.
  • Develop cognitive abilities and learn a methodical problem-solving process.
  • Sensitize towards the world problems and encourage them to solve them.

How to Participate?

1
Registrations open on
2nd October 2020.
2
Develop skills with interactive tutorials and live sessions.
3
Submit your innovations by
20th December 2020.
4
Find out who the champion is on
10th January 2021.

Guidelines for Codeavour 2020 AI

Use PictoBlox

4 Age Groups

Team Size: 1-2

Compete with 50000+ participants from across the world!

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FAQs

What is Codeavour 2020 AI?

Codeavour 2020 AI is an international online AI and coding competition for kids being hosted by STEMpedia to encourage them to bring out their inner coders and make innovative projects with PictoBlox.

The aim of this international competition for kids is to encourage kids to develop an interest in STEM, especially programming, and develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication - the four C’s of the 21st-century skills while also bringing solutions to real-world problems.

What are the different age groups?

There are total 4 different age groups in which you can participate:

  1. Group 1 (7 years - 9 years): Participants falling in this group must have been born between 2 October 2010 and  1 October 2013.
  2. Group 2 (10 years - 13 years): Participants falling in this group must have been born between 2 October 2007 and  1 October 2010.
  3. Group 3 (14 years - 17 years ): Participants falling in this group must have been born between 2 October 2003 and  1 October 2007.
  4. Group 4 (above 17): Participants falling in this group must have been born on or before 1 October 2003.

The birth dates have been defined with respect to the date of commencement of the competition.

Note that you will be competing against participants only in your age group.

Can I participate in a team?

Yes, you can participate in a team of maximum 2; however, considering the current state of the pandemic, we encourage individual participation for both your safety and the others.

I have a younger/older sibling/cousin. Can we form a team?

You can form a team only with someone in the same age group as yours.

What are the prerequisites to Codeavour 2020 AI?

The only prerequisites to enter this online AI & coding competition for kids are a PC (Windows, MacOS, or Linux), an android smartphone or tab, good internet connectivity, and a desire to learn. 🙂

Our treasury of learning resources and live session-driven online courses will help you understand the concepts and develop the necessary coding skills. 

What are the important dates?

Registration for this international coding competition for kids will begin on 2nd October 2020.

The last date for submitting the project is 20th December 2020.

Results will be announced on 10th January 2021

What are the things I need to submit to participate in this competition?

It is mandatory to submit the following things to participate in this online AI & coding competition. Each of them carry marks which will be used to crown the winner:

  • Project Description

You have to write a 50-100 word description of your project explaining what it is about, what theme you’ve selected and why, and you made it.

  • Project File

You have to make a project in PictoBlox and submit it on the portal. Your project can be anything - a story, a game, a quiz, or a hardware project. It is the idea and the innovativeness that count!

  • Project Video

You also have to make a video introducing yourself and explaining your project and then share its YouTube link.

You can find the instructions on how to upload a video on YouTube HERE.

Can I submit more than one project?

You can submit only one project per entry. You can edit, update, or change your project as many times as you want before the deadline.

You can also choose more than one project category to make your project.

How will my project be evaluated?

Before anything else, your project should adhere to the contest guidelines given below:

  1. You (and your teammate) must belong to the same age group.
  2. Your project should revolve around the central theme - making the world a better place with AI.
  3. Your project should be made in PictoBlox.

Failing to adhere to them will result in disqualification.

Next, you will be given marks out of 50. The breakdown for everything that you have to submit is as follows:

  • Project Description [5 marks]
  • Project File [25 marks]

The score breakdown is as follows:

    1. Concept: 10 marks
    2. Working: 10 marks
    3. Aesthetics: 5 marks
  • Project Video [20 marks]

The score breakdown is as follows:

    1. Introduction: 5 marks
    2. Project explanation: 10 marks
    3. Presentation skills: 5 marks
How do I register for Codeavour 2020 AI?

This friendly neighbourhood pal of yours will tell you how to register for this online AI and coding competition for kids in this video.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for Indian nationals is INR 300.

For those living outside India, the registration fee is USD 10.

The fee will be the same for both individuals and for teams.

Is the registration fee the same for both individual and team entries?

Yes, the registration fee is the same.

Is it compulsory to go through the learning stage?

If you are already familiar with all the basic AI concepts and coding and can confidently make projects in PictoBlox, then you can skip this stage and directly start working on your project.

Psst. You can always learn something new even if you already know. No harm in trying out, right? 🙂

How do I submit my project?

Once you’ve checked all the boxes in your list, the only thing that remains will be submitting your project. Watch this super helpful video to understand how to do it.

What is PictoBlox?
PictoBlox is an interactive AI education and coding platform. It provides a fulfilling project-based learning experience through its artificial intelligence and machine learning tools integrated into a graphical programming interface. With a user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop functionality, it is the ideal companion for setting the first step into the world of AI and coding. One can learn to code, make interactive animations and games, interesting projects based on AI, program actions for robots, and much more! You can learn more about it HERE.
From where can I download PictoBlox?
You can download PictoBlox from HERE.
How is PictoBlox different from Scratch?

PictoBlox is based on the latest version of Scratch. Therefore, the basic functionality is the same; however, it also has artificial intelligence and machine learning tools and hardware interaction capabilities integrated into its graphical coding interface. You can easily work with development boards like evive, the Arduino Uno, Mega, Nano, and ESP32, control your projects with hardware in real-time, upload code to your robots, and do a lot of other things!

How can I become a partner and I run Codeavour in my school/activity center?

If you’re a principal, an educator, or run an activity center or a STEM/STEAM education business, then Codeavour 2020 AI is the perfect opportunity to introduce your students to AI and coding and encourage them to develop the skills of the future.

Please visit this page to fill the form. You can also write to us at bd@thestempedia.com or codeavour@thestempedia.com with the following subject line:

STEMpedia <> [Name of your school/company] | Regarding becoming Codeavour partner

How do I become a sponsor?

Codeavour 2020 AI is the perfect opportunity to introduce kids around the world to AI and coding and encourage them to develop the skills of the future. If you share our vision of transforming every child into tomorrow’s innovator and would like to sponsor this initiative, we wholeheartedly welcome your support. 

Please write to us at bd@thestempedia.com or codeavour@thestempedia.com with the following subject line:

STEMpedia <> [Name of your school/company] | Regarding becoming Codeavour sponsor

How do I become a Codeavour ambassador?

You can associate with us to motivate students to take part in this international coding competition as one of the following types of ambassadors:

  1. Codeavour ambassador
  2. Teacher ambassador
  3. Student ambassador

As Uncle Ben rightly said, “with great power comes great responsibility”, each ambassador will have some roles and responsibilities assigned to them just as motivating students to participate in this online AI and coding competition through video messages, joining us in webinars, spreading the word on respective social media channels, etc.

If you’d like to become an ambassador, please write to us at codeavour@thestempedia.com with the following subject line:

STEMpedia | Regarding becoming Codeavour ambassador

How do I contact you in case of difficulties?

If you face any technical difficulties regarding PictoBlox or the website, please write to us at support@thestempedia.com with the following subject line:

[Your name] | Codeavour technical query

If you have any other Codeavour-related queries, please write to us at codeavour@thestempedia.com with the following subject line:

[Your name] | Other Codeavour query

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You can read all about our privacy policy HERE.

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