Sheffield City Council’s competition, Code Make Win, for nine to 19 year old digital makers, who have created apps, robots, games or products from 3D printers and digital sewing machines has extended its deadline to 14 June 2016. Nine cash prizes, amongst other prizes, are available to win.

The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to four people. There are three categories to apply for:

  • Software Apps– including Android, iPhone and Windows apps, games and websites
  • Physical Computing– including uses of Arduino, Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi and other computing, process control and robotics kits
  • Digital Manufacturing– including products made using such as 3D printing, laser cutting and digital sewing machines.

To enter simply go to www.codemakewin.org.uk and enter your details

Mike Garnock-Jones from Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning and Skills team said: “Digital makers are part of Sheffield’s future. This competition is the first step to identifying the young digital makers around Sheffield who are coding and making digital products, either in school or at home, so that we can encourage and support them in their future.”

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said: “The Code, Make, Win Competition will help create a community of young ambassadors who are trained in how to make the digital world. Not only will this help our young people stand out and progress in life and future employment, it will also create a network of people who can pass on digital skills to other young people in their schools.

“I’d encourage as many young people as possible take part in this exciting creative competition.  Not only can they show their digital skills but they might win prize as well”.

Adnaan Walayat,  aged 14 from Silverdale School, won the Code, Make, Win competition last year  for his game  ‘Demon Dungeons’. The game really impressed the judges with fully-realised graphics and detailed source code.