To take part in the challenge, you must code an interactive and innovative digital solution to raise awareness of cybersafety, and help Queenslanders by providing tips to improve their cybersafety. It could be an app, a game, an animation or a website. Your prototype should be visually appealing and informative. Create your own images, or download and provide credit for appropriate images to use in your digital solution.
Students can enter as individuals or in pairs.
Entries must be produced using a programming platform that is either free or free for educational purposes.
A valid coding challenge entry must have 2 components:
- A prototype of a digital solution to the challenge. You must submit your code so it may be easily compiled by the selection panel, including specifying the language or application used when creating your digital solution:
- Scratch – upload the SB2 file for your prototype.
- Tynker – copy and paste the share link into a text file and upload the text file.
- HTML entries – submit one zipped folder containing all folders, pages, and images. Hot-linked images will not be accepted.
- All other entries – you are reminded to submit your code so it may be easily compiled by the selection panel, including specifying the language or application used when creating your digital solution.
- A video of no more than 90 seconds in duration explaining or evaluating your digital solution.
- The video should be no more than 120MB in size to be uploaded to eAwards.
- Entrants are required to keep and store a high-resolution version of their video that can be used if they are selected as a winner.
- Recommended format for video files: .mpg .avi .mov .mp4.
All Queensland students in Year 3 to Year 10 can enter in 1 of 8 categories:
- Years 3 and 4 – Scratch/Tynker
- Years 3 and 4 – Other
- Years 5 and 6 – Scratch/Tynker
- Years 5 and 6 – Other
- Years 7 and 8 – Other
- Years 9 and 10 – Other.
To enter, students upload their prototype and a presentation highlighting how their entry can be used by 5pm, 3 September 2019.
Due to a temporary outage of the eAwards submission portal the revised closing date will be extended to 5pm 3 September. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Entries will be assessed against a set of selection criteria by a panel of judges from government, education and industry.