Digilab-RyukyuShimpo

Kids IT Programming Contest

DigiLab Ryukyushimpo Maker's Day

For the challengers....

Kids IT Programming Contest

Date:10th January 2021 (Sun)

  Place:Ryukyu-Shimpo-Hall in Naha Fee:Free

  Live stream on YouTube via the channel of Ryukyu-Shimpo

Guidelines


In 2020, more and more IT based skills are sought throughout Japan and recently in elementary schools, IT skills are being taught. However, to put it simply the students are only being taught how to "code" in schools, but our purpose is to hopefully give the skills of logical thinking, ability to take action, and the power to produce something through coding.

Therefore, for the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of programming education, we will hold a contest to compete for works and ideas using programming as follows. We hope that this event will not only promote understanding of programming, which will be compulsory education in elementary schools from 2020, but also improve children's ability to produce, think, and express themselves.

Also, we hope that this event will be an opportunity for children to compete nationwide and enhance each other by making this event a national competition for elementary school students programming in the Okinawa area hosted by the National Newspaper Business Council.

This year will be a pre-convention for 2021 and will be streamed online from the perspective of expanding COVID-19 infection prevention.

◯Name

Digilab-RyukyuShimpo Kids IT Programming Contest Okinawa Prefecture Competition

◯Date of the event

 10th January 2021Sun

◯Place

 Ryukyu-Shimpo-Hall for Participants Live Streaming:Live Stream on YouTube channel of Ryukyu-Shimpo

◯Contents

Individual or group of elementary school students will present works and ideas using programming, and the judges will judge them.

 The finalist will participate in the national selection of the elementary school programming competition as the representative of Okinawa.

Event Organizers

 PLAZMA Inc. / The Ryukyu Shimpo

Co-sponsored

 University of the Ryukyus

Sponsorship

  Okinawa prefecture

  Naha City Board of Education

  US Consulate General Naha

  IT Innovation and Strategy Center Okinawa(ISCO)

  Information Industry Association of Okinawa(IIA)


Entry Requirements

Follow the guidelines for the national championship


◯Theme

 "Make Our Community More Lovely"

Qualifications

 Students under 6th grade (=under the age of 12)

◯Date

 10th January 2021Sun

◯Place

 Ryukyu-Shimpo-Hall for Participants Live Streaming:Live Stream on YouTube channel of Ryukyu-Shimpo

Participant(s)

 Individual or group. Max members for groups are 4.

Okinawa Prefecture Competition

The executive committee will preliminarily examine and decide the speakers.

Participation Fee

 Free

◯Registration

 Email to : main@plazma.co.jp

Application Deadline

 25th December 2020

◯Contents

Submit a document or a video introducing of your work, original apps, videos, robots, drones, etc. created by your programming and

algorithms based on the theme.

・No programming languages specified

・Emphasis more heavily placed on the development and presentation skills more so than the outcome of the product.

・Development of apps, services, and devices that solve familiar social issues.

You can give presentation in any language by adding Japanese subtitles on the slides or the Powerpoint.

・You can also apply at the ideas. (You'll get more technical points if you submit the actual work)

◯Awards

In addition to the certificate of merit, the finalist will be selected to participate in the national contest held in Shibuya, Tokyo on 2021/3/21

as the representative of Okinawa.

Also, we plan to set multiple awards such as the sponsoring company crown award (no ranking)

◯Judgement

Since it is a local tournament premised on participation in the national tournament, it conforms to the national tournament.

◯PresentationPerformance on stage. Presentation time is 8 minutes.(※3 minutes in national tournament.

Give a presentation with a demo, triggers, thoughts, characteristics, difficult parts, etc.

Scoring Standards:40 points of creativity, 30 points of Expressiveness, 30 points of Technical ability, Total 100 points.

Evaluation methods:Emphasis more heavily placed on the development and presentation skills more so than the outcome of the product.

It is not assumed that the superiority or inferiority of programming source code or advanced technology such as block language will be strictly

evaluated.

・For three-dimensional works such as self-produced robots and devices, the purpose is emphasized, such as matters that can be realized

through the work rather than movement.

Judges:Programming experts, sponsoring organizations, supporting companies, etc.


Entry closed.

National Championship in Tokyo

Date:21st March 2021

Qualifications

The winner of Digilab×RyukyuShimpo Kids IT Programming Contest will qualify for national selection of the elementary school programming competition.

Workshop

Beginners! Join in training session with us!

Make a game out of the gestures (for ex: holding your right hand) you make, and through this learn the foundation for machine learning and how the AI learns through image analysis. (No entry fee)

What is Digilab-RyukyuShimpo

Through "creating" such as manufacturing and programming, we will create opportunities for children to expand their future work style options and possibilities.

"Digilab Okinawa", which we have been working on since 2012, will be upgraded as "Digilab Ryukyu-Shimpo" jointly held by PLAZMA.inc, and The Ryukyu Shimpo, from 2020 and will start anew. Please look forward to it.

3 Events of DigiLab-RyukyuShimpo

Symposium

Kids IT Programming Contest

Workshop

Achievements

2019

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Event Organizers

PLAZMA Inc.

The Ryukyu Shimpo

Co-organizer

University of the Ryukyus



Sponsors

Okinawa Prefecture

Naha City Board of Education

US Consulate General Naha

IT Innovation and Strategy Center Okinawa(ISCO)

Information Industry Association of Okinawa(IIA)