Announcing the winners of the Code Club Global Competition 2018

This autumn, Code Clubs around the world competed in our first-ever global competition, and we were so excited to see the results. Now we’re even more excited to be announcing the lucky winners!

The challenge
What does community mean to you? Is your community your school, your friends, or the town where you live?

We asked young people attending Code Clubs around the world to tell us about their community through code. Their starting point was a Code Club project that they could remix, change, and be as creative with as they liked!

Taking part
Clubs across the world from 17 countries including Croatia, Canada, China, and Malaysia took part in the competition.

In their projects, we found out about club members’ journeys to school and things they love in their local area, and we even took part in a treasure hunt across New York City!

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A USA treasure hunt from the Youth Innovation Club in New York City.

The judging
Judges from across the Code Club team had a wonderful time looking at all the submissions.

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The entry from St Ursula’s School was about how communities support and protect each other

They really were impressed by the projects’ creativity, detail, and different interpretations of community.

And the winners are…

The winners of the Games category are Caroline, Michael, Danil, Viktoria, Vladislav, and Ivan aged 10 and 11 from Ukraine, who made a quiz about their hometown Dnipro. The judges loved all the pictures the team included, and their sense of humour, which really came through in the quiz!


The runner-up is Archie, aged 9, from the UK, who made a game inspired by the mining heritage of his hometown of Barnsley.


Digital art and animations
The winner of the Digital art and animations category is Kagan, aged 11. Our judges were really impressed with the research that had gone into the project, which was also very well-planned and thought through.

Our runners-up are Emmanuel and Samuel from Nigeria. The judges loved the presentation in the style of a movie and we learned a lot about their home Igando from the project.

We’d also like to give a special high five to the students at Parkes Christian School in Australia for submitting a YouTube video of their awesome Raspberry Pi–powered Lego city!

Web pages
Our winner in the Web pages category was Keoni Paoner, with a magazine-style web project about the Philippines.


Our runners-up Daniel, Lucie, Ben, and Alfie from Brighouse High School in the UK wanted to educate their community about e-safety.

And a special mention goes to Tahiri, aged 9, from Albania, and Rocco and Oliver, aged 10, from the UK who sent us the only two entries in the Music category — we’re sending you all some prizes!

Congratulations to you all! The winners will receive swag for their club including stickers, a Code Club book, and a special congratulations video from the Director of Code Club.

Join us for the next competition! Code Club runs regular competitions and giveaways exclusively for clubs that are registered on our website. Get your club started today at if you’re in the UK, or at if you’re based in another country across the world.