Educational Project of Belarus Hi-Tech Park and Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus

Second Stage of the Programming in Scratch Competition Began

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

This year, 481 school students from all regions of Belarus sent their projects to compete – 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 – 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 – 13;
Baran Secondary School No.15 – 10;
Orsha Secondary School No.21 – 10.

During the second stage of the competition, 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 competition 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 competition 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.