Code>Make>Win is Sheffield’s very own coding competition for young people. It began in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength, unearthing and encouraging local tech talent.
So far over 350 young people have participated, and many interesting products and ideas for games, apps and robotics have been entered.
In 2018, the competition ran over the summer, ending in September. Young people aged 9-16 were able to enter either a concept or coded project in two categories: Games and Apps. Entries were judged by Sheffield Hallam University’s games development studio, Steel Minions. The winners were celebrated at a prestigious Awards ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall where prizes were presented by one of the biggest names in the games industry, Ian Livingstone CBE, founder of Games Workshop and Non-executive Director of Sheffield-based Sumo Group PLC. All the shortlisted winners enjoyed a trip to Sumo Digital as part of their prize.
We are currently working with the National Videogames Museum, which has just launched in Sheffield, and with Steel Minions to develop a games-focused competition for 2019/20. Watch this space!