Organised by Voltaire School in partnership with MIT Media Lab, more than 17 students won in the third edition of Qatar National Scratch Coding Competition (QNSCC).
Students six to 18 years old, in primary, middle school and high schools in Qatar, have been working since December last year, designing and creating a video game, a story and/or animation in English, Arabic and/or French about the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Projects were submitted online by 16 March via the official QNSCC platform and evaluated by IT experts. More than 350 students from 75 national and international schools registered and over 160 projects were submitted.
QNSCC targets young innovative coders and aims to develop their creativity and innovation, and inspire them to pursue careers in digital profession to prepare them for the future. The competition was initiated by Eman Khouja, a Computer Science Teacher at French-Qatari School Voltaire.
The awarding ceremony was originally scheduled on 8 April as part of the national research week award ceremony organised by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Qatar National Research Fund. The event was unfortunately cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Over 17 lucky winners from nine different schools will be given valuable prizes this September. All awards will be distributed at the end of the crisis to winners and their coaches by Voltaire and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC).