The Premier's Coding Challenge is an annual statewide initiative for all Queensland students in Year 3 to Year 10. The Premier's Coding Challenge aims to encourage an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Queensland students.
Technologies and digital services can have an impact on people's mental, physical, social and emotional health. Developing skills to improve digital wellbeing is important in today's world and who better to help raise awareness amongst Queenslanders than our budding developers and designers, aspiring engineers and young innovators.
The challenge in 2021 is to code an interactive and innovative digital solution to raise awareness of digital wellbeing. This can include themes such as:
- work and study life balance
- postural considerations of using technology
- personal security and safety online
- adhering to social media ethics and protocols.
Entrants can develop an app, game, animation or website, and they must submit a short video showcase with their entry.
Students can enter as individuals or as a pair, in one of 8 categories. To see examples of previous winning entries, view the
2020 Premier's Coding Challenge Awards Ceremony (Transcript).
Winners receive prizes of coding and robotic kits (total prize pool $10,000).
As seen live on the department’s
coding@homeTV guides students through a design process to create an entry for the 2021 Premier’s Coding Challenge with a focus on the new theme of digital wellbeing.