Second Stage of the Programming in Scratch Contest Began

The second stage of the Programming in Scratch contest started on March 25.

This year, 481 school students from all regions of Belarus sent their projects to compete in the contest Ц 1.6 times as high as last year.

Students' projects by categories:

Young Scratcher  100
World of Animation  100
Computer Game  205
Educational Project in Scratch    76

The largest number of Scratchers have been trained in the Vitebsk Region:

Vitebsk Region 158 
Minsk (City) 119 
Grodno Region   93 
Gomel Region  40 
Mogilev Region  29 
Minsk Region  23 
Brest Region  19 

The projects by cities:

Minsk 119 
Orsha 43
Vitebsk  39 
Gomel 29 
Lida  26 
Grodno  22
Novopolotsk   19
Baran  17

The most active educational institutions are as follows:

Vitebsk Secondary School No.45  21
Lida Secondary School No.17 17
Minsk Secondary School No.40 17
Gomel State Regional Palace 
for Children and Youth Creativity 
Baran Secondary School No.15  10
Orsha Secondary School No.21  10

During the second stage of the contest, the judges are to review all the projects and select 8 finalists in each category.

The list of finalists will be published on April 3.

The finals, including open presentation of projects will be held in Orsha on April 8.

The winners will be awarded diplomas and prizes.

The Hi-Tech Park thanks all the students, their teachers and parents, and wishes patience and good luck!

For reference:
The contest is initiated to encourage school students' interest in studying information technologies, teach them to think creatively and systematically and inspire to get ICT professions.
The contest is organized by the Hi-Tech Park, the Education Department of the Vitebsk Region Executive Committee, and the Department of Education, Sport and Tourism of the Orsha District Executive Committee.
Scratch is a visual programming language used to teach school children to code computer programs. Scratch is currently free and available to everyone.

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