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Empire Code Micro:bit Competition 2021

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Empire Code Tanglin Campus

19 Tanglin Road

#04-15

Singapore, 247909

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Stand a chance to win up to SG$1,400 in cash prizes and represent Empire Code in the Global Micro:bit Challenge.

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COMPETITION

Design and create a solution to solve a global problem using the BBC micro:bit. The problem you are solving is to be aligned with any of the world’s 17 Global Goals*.

For ages 8 to 18.

Team size: Minimum 2 students, maximum 3 students per team.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration Period: 3 April to 17 July 2021

Registration Closes: 17 July 2021, 11:59 PM

Registration Fee: $7 per person (register individually, every team member needs a ticket. Do fill in your Team Name.)

Residency Of Participants: Singapore residents ONLY

COMPETITION DETAILS

Live Presentations: held from 23 to 25 July 21, 9AM to 6PM. Individual schedules will be provided when registration closes.

Awards Presentation: 31 July 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Further competition details will be emailed to all registered participants.

CASH PRIZES TO BE WON

Champion: SG$800 in total

1st Runner Up: SG$400 in total

2nd Runner Up: SG$200 in total

E-certificate of participation provided for all qualifying submissions.

SCORING

Idea & Creativity 20%

Project Build 30%

Coding Skills 30%

Presentation Skills 20%

PREPARATION COURSES

The courses are designed to prepare students for the competition. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop, however, rentals are available. Students are encouraged to bring their own micro:bit, however, the centre will have micro:bits available for sharing.

Course dates available starting April 19.

3-hour Basic Preparation Course

9-hour Intermediate Preparation Course

21-hour Advanced Preparation Course

***For further course information, please Call/WhatsApp on +65 8145 5004***

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Hardware: Computer/laptop/tablet. A micro:bit (can be purchased here)

Software: The free Microsoft MakeCode editor

Online: https://makecode.microbit.org/

Offline: https://makecode.microbit.org/offline-app

IMPORTANT NOTES

Registration fees are non-refundable.

The Empire Code competition requires students to code their solution.

FAQ

  1. What is the age group? 8–18-year-olds
  2. Do I have to complete the beginner course before advanced? Yes, with little or no micro:bit experience, we recommend starting with the beginner course.
  3. What are Global Goals*? The Global Goals are sustainable development goals agreed by world leaders to create a better world by 2030. More information about the Global Goals here: https://www.globalgoals.org/
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