Calling all coders ages 5-16! We want to see your coding skills and creativity come to life in our first “Code Your Own Adventure” competition. The challenge is simple, but the possibilities are endless! 

Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively coded stories and games.  No contest is complete without a theme and what a better way to welcome the new season and “Spring” into something new than with an escape into your own adventure! You wake up, it’s the start of Spring Break, where are you? In a different time or in a different location?  Be innovative, be creative, let your imagination and coding skills run wild to wow our judges!

Contest Details

Students have the choice of coding either a game or a story using the same coding software Scratch.

One first prize winner will be selected for each category and additional prizes will also be awarded. 

Winners will be selected by a panel of faculty judges at Stamford American School. All entries will be received by the communication department and submitted to the judges without student information to avoid potential bias during the judging process. Late entries will not be accepted for any reason.

Winners will be announced April 24th on Stamford Hong Kong’s Facebook Page and the winner's photo and details of their submission will be published.


Storytelling - Scratch Junior (Age 5-8) - Create a 1 to 5 mins story using Scratch Junior on the theme "Spring break escape"

Storytelling - Scratch (Age 8-16) - Create a 1 to 5 mins story using Scratch on the theme "Spring break escape"

Game - Scratch (Age 5-16) - Create a usable game using Scratch on the theme "Spring break escape"

Contest Rules

  1. Open to all children currently enrolled in a Hong Kong School 
  2. Must be student-created content-no help from parents.
  3. All entries are individual (no team entries allowed)
  4. English language (Note: appropriate language only)
  5. Stories must be a minimum of 1 minute and a maximum 5 minutes in length
  6. Games must have a clear theme and way to win
  7. Entries must be received midnight April 17 
  8. You must have your parent’s permission to enter

Grand Prize

One half-day 1-to-1 session at MakerBay to explore their various tools and technology and construct a project of your dreams!

Second and Third place prizes

App store gift cards.

How to Submit Your Entry

Upon registration you will receive specific information on how to submit your entry.

For Stamford students, please register here.

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Judging Criteria


  • Creativity
  • Level of complexity
  • Cleanliness of code
  • Demonstrates computational skills


  • Creativity
  • Level of complexity
  • Cleanliness of code
  • Game usability
  • Demonstrates computational skills 

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