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Scratch Competition 2023

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The 2023 Scratch Competition will be launched Thursday 27th of October by the Irish Computer Society (ICS), with the support of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The Scratch Competition promotes computing and software development at both primary and secondary school levels.

Since the inception of the Scratch competition in 2010, coding has become much more popular and is seen as an essential skill for the future. Scratch is a visual programming language that encourages children to develop essential coding skills through fun and interactive learning. It challenges students to create stories, games and animations using software. It encourages innovation and creativity while giving them a taste of possible future careers in the growing IT sector.

Schools all over Ireland are now invited to register and take part in the 2023 competition. The Scratch National Final will take place in May of 2023 at the University of Limerick. The closing date for entries and deadline for project submissions is 16th March 2023.

Last year’s Finals were also held at the University of Limerick on 18th May 2022, bringing together the top scoring teams from all over the country. School students aged six and up across five age categories were invited to demonstrate their Scratch projects to the judges. In this video we look back at the amazing day that we had, hear from our judges and the children taking part about their projects and how much the Scratch Programme means to them.

For more information, please see www.scratch.ics.ie or contact [email protected]

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