Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021

To facilitate Hong Kong’s computational thinking education and simulate students’ learning interest in computation thinking through fun coding missions, as well as develop students’ creativity and problem-solving skills.

Organizer

Supporting Partners

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Competition Period:

1 April – 30 June 2021 (Registration Deadline: 31 March 2021 )

Proposed Entrants:

All primary schools in Hong Kong

Objectives:

To facilitate Hong Kong’s computational thinking education and simulate students’ learning interest in computation thinking through fun coding missions, as well as develop students’ creativity and problem-solving skills.

Categories:

School category and Individual category

 

Guidelines:

  1. Individually complete as many missions as possible in Coding Galaxy
  2. Stars will be awarded upon completion of each mission, with maximum three stars for the shortest route and collection of all gems.

Release of results and Prize Presentation Ceremony:

Date: July 2021 (Date and details will be announced shortly)

Categories

School category

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Free Enrolment For Coding Galaxy Subscribed School Users
  • All primary schools in Hong Kong, including local and international schools
  • Minimum of 100 students is required for entering the School Category
  • Registered by the school teacher
  • Entrants of School Category could also join Individual Category

 

Assessing Criteria:

  • One point is scored for every 50 stars per student
  • Minimum of 100 students is required
  • The top 10 schools with the highest points will win the “Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 Inter-School Participation Award”
  • The champion school will win the “Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – First Prize”
  • The 1st runner-up school will win the “Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – Second Prize”
  • The 2nd runner-up school will win the “Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – Third Prize”

 

Awards and Prizes:

  • The top 10 schools will receive an award certificate
  • Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – First Prize
    1. First Place Award Certificate
    2. 12-month FREE subscription to Coding Galaxy for the whole school
  • Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – Second Prize
    1. Second Place Award Certificate
    2. 20% discount on any Coding Galaxy subscriptions
  • Coding Galaxy Challenge 2021 (Inter-School) – Third Prize
    1. Third Place Award Certificate
    2. 10% discount on any Coding Galaxy subscriptions
Individual Category

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Free enrolment for subscribed school users or individual users
  • All primary students in Hong Kong, including local and international schools
  • Individual entrants may be nominated by their school or register individually
    School account users have to be nominated by the school

 

Assessing Criteria:

  • Upon completion of the missions, the greatest number of stars accumulated
  • the shortest cumulative time
  • The top 10 entrants will be the winners

Awards and Prizes:

  • Coding Galaxy Best Computation Thinking Award
    1. Award Certificate
    2. A set of creative STEM model

Registration Procedures:

Submit registration form before 31 March 2021

School Registration (Individual Category and School Category)

 

  • Only applicable for school nomination
  • Must be registered by school teacher (Individual Category and School Category)
  • Entrants that are nominated by the school in School Category will join the Individual Category automatically
  • Schools that have less than 100 entrants may nominate students to join Individual Category
  • Registration form︰https://forms.gle/RjR5KQYKRBCiP7H68

 

A special offer of HK$4,900, including 120 accounts (valid until 31 August 2021) is available for schools that do not currently have valid Coding Galaxy accounts.

For more details, please contact Ms Quinn Liu or our Partners Coding 101 or Modern Educational Research Society Limited

Individual Registration (Individual Category)

 

  • Only applicable for individual registration in Individual Category
  • Registration︰Will be announced in March

 

Subscription method will be announced in March

General enquiry about registration:

Tel /Whatsapp 6996 5394

Email enquiry@nd.com.hk

Enquiry about Subscription

Coding Galaxy Ms Liu︰

Tel /Whatsapp 9661 5003

Email quinnliu@nd.com.hk

Whatsapp Enquiry

Contact our Partners

Tel 37052490

Whatsapp 94326472

Email inquiry@coding101.hk

Whatsapp Enquiry

Tel 2745 1133

Coding Galaxy Demonstration

Teachers' Feedback

FAQ

Can the school entrants be formed by different levels of students?

Yes. The requirement is a minimum of 100 students. Coding Galaxy is suitable for Primary 1 – 6 students.

How do I or my students enter the competition?

School Registration (School Category and Individual Category): Please fill up the registration form by the school teacher.
https://forms.gle/RjR5KQYKRBCiP7H68
Individual Registration (Individual Category): Please fill up the registration by the individual.
Will be announced in March

Are there any software or hardware requirements?

Entrants should have a valid Coding Galaxy account and download the Coding Galaxy application (iOS and Android supported) on their smartphones or tablets.

If our school does not have any Coding Galaxy accounts, how do we register?

School Registration:
Schools may purchase a special package of HK$4,900 with 120 accounts, valid until 31 August 2021. Please contact Ms Quinn Liu or our partners Coding101 or Modern Educational Research Society Limited.
Ms Quinn Liu whatsapp/tel 9661 5003 quinnliu@nd.com.hk
Coding 101 Whatsapp 9432 6472 / Tel 3705 2490 inquiry@coding101.hk
Modern Educational Research Society Limited Tel 2745 1133
Individual Registration:
Will be announced in March

Do entrants have to start the missions exactly on 1 April 2021?

Entrants shall gain as many stars as they can during the assessed period, 1 April – 30 June 2021. All stars earned within this period will be counted.

About Coding Galaxy

Coding Galaxy is a computational thinking learning platform that is designed for Primary and Secondary students. The comprehensive curriculum of Coding Galaxy helps learners to enhance computational thinking, communication skill and creativity. Equipped your students with the basic of coding and to solve future challenges in the age of AI.

Coding Galaxy consists of 3 levels of difficulty. By connecting computational thinking with concrete daily examples, Coding Galaxy helps learners visualize and make concepts accessible. The flexible and varied curriculum allows learning to happen not only in the classroom, but also after class through the app to achieve self-learning, or even in extra-curricular courses, to master computational thinking.