Creative ICT Challenge Competition

Thank you for all your entries! It’s been hard work choosing the winners but we have finally come to a decision…

Pupil Categories:

Animation - £50 Voucher
Isobel, 11, from Riverside School in Prague
Isobel has made a super animation of everyday life for a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and information on burials, with interesting details and a dash of humour.
Drag and Drop - £50 Voucher
Amy, 8, from Richard Bonington School in Nottingham
Amy has created a language learning resource to learn some basic phrases in French and Goan, with audio support.
Quiz - £50 Voucher
Josh and Tyler, 13, from Morecambe Community High School
The boys have created a resource with an information video and a quiz on WWII, engaging their audience by using a prisoner of war character who can only escape if you answer all the questions correctly!
Quickfire Revision - £50 Voucher
Ashley, 13, from Morecambe Community High School
Ashley has used the format of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ to ask general knowledge questions with increasing difficulty.
Teacher Category - £50 Voucher
Daniel Powell from Landau Forte Sixth Form Centre in Tamworth
Mr Powell’s professional set of resources provide valuable revision exercises on isotopes, for GCSE Chemistry pupils.

The overall winners are Tyler and Josh from Morecambe Community High School, who will receive the prize of the i-pod. We felt that their interactive presentation would really engage learners revising ‘World War II’.

We are also awarding Corey from Morecambe a voucher of £25 for his excellent Scratch Walkthrough presentation. It was an engaging and structured introduction to Scratch programming, which could be used by any teacher as part of an introductory lesson for this popular tool.

 

View all the winning competition entries

Competition for schools

There is a growing number of both primary and secondary ICT teachers across the UK who are breaking new ground with more exciting and creative schemes of work for ICT. To promote this exciting area of the curriculum, TES Resources is running a challenge that aims to inspire budding animators and programmers (and their teachers) to create stimulating interactive resources.

The challenge for your pupils:

Design and make an interactive activity that will help a younger child achieve that ‘eureka’ moment in their study of a specific subject, topic or concept.

Interactive teaching and learning resources come in all shapes and sizes. For this competition we have set four categories relating to four relatively simple genres of interactive resource:

  • Educational Animation
  • Quickfire Revision Game
  • Educational Drag and Drop
  • Educational Quiz

Download design briefs for further explanation of the type of resource we would hope to see in each category. We expect most resources will be made in Flash but are happy to receive entries in other tools or packages. If in doubt please check with us at win@tes.co.uk

The prizes:

£50 Amazon vouchers will be awarded to the best submission in each category. A “best-in-show” prize of an iPod Touch will be awarded to the overall winner. Pupils can enter different resources in as many categories as they wish. Team entries are encouraged but the voucher prize (if won) will be shared between the members, or in the case of the iPod, a voucher alternative will be offered for sharing.

We don’t want to leave the teachers out so we have a special Teacher Category with a prize of a £100 Amazon Voucher. You can submit any resource type, one of the above genres or beyond. Again, we’d expect Flash but if you are a wizard in PowerPoint or any other software or tool we’re happy to see what you can do.

Here’s how to get started:

View the full terms and conditions for the competition