Junior League


Build Your Team

  • Teams can be 1 or more participants.
  • Students must be 12 or younger to participate in the Junior League
  • Teams typically have coders, artists, and sound/music designers, however you may structure your team however you'd like.
  • You may have a team of 1
  • Students can be part of multiple teams but each student may only represent one team during Regionals and Nationals.
  • Team members must be affiliated with the same school or organization.

How it works

  1. Once registered, your team will be presented with a set of coding challenges, where you may be asked to code an app.
  2. You can take as long as you'd like for each of these challenges. Once complete, submit your challenge and earn points for your submission.
  3. Earn 50 or more points to make it to the regionals.

Coding Language

  • Games must be created using Python or Block-based programming.
  • You may use Scratch or Pixelpad.io to code your projects.

Earn Points


Challenge Format Mini Challenges Major Challenges
Description Mini challenges are designed to be completed in a short period of time. You can do as many as you'd like, with no limits! Major challenges are long form challenges that start and end on a certain days. You can spend as long as you'd like on your projects, but you only have 30 days to submit a project.
Timing Anytime Set dates, each with a duration of 30 days.
Registration Anytime Required - closes a week before the submission deadline.
Resubmissions Up to 10 per year Cannot resubmit
Expected Time Commitment 1 Hour 5+ Hours
Points Awarded Up to 3 Up to 20
Example Challenge Mini Example Major Example

Mini Challenges

Description

Programming challenges designed for completion within a day

Timing

Anytime

Registration

Anytime

Resubmissions

Up to 10 per year

Expected Time Commitment

1 Hour

Points Awarded

Up to 3

Major Challenges

Description

Themed programming challenges to be completed in 1-30 days

Timing

Set dates, each with a duration of 30 days.

Registration

Required - closes a week before the submission deadline.

Resubmissions

Cannot resubmit

Expected Time Commitment

20+ Hours

Points Awarded

Up to 20

Collect 50 points to Qualify for the Regionals!

Dates


Pre-Season

Sept 23 - Jan 15, 2023

Winter Challenge

Jan 15 - Feb 15, 2024

Spring Challenge

Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2024

Regionals

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2024

Finals

May 1 - 31, 2024