What is the challenge?

This is a new BBC micro:bit challenge for children and teens to combine creativity and technology in solutions for the Global Goals. 

What are the prizes?

6 winners, teams or individuals, from regions across the world will win a trip to London, UK, to take part in an exciting do your :bit event and receive a selection of micro:bit goodies. There will also be prizes for regional, individual, or team runners-up.

Who can take part?

Young people aged 8 – 14 anywhere in the world can enter the challenge. Young people can enter on their own or as part of a team (up to 3 members).

Which SDGs are targeted?

This challenge will focus on Global Goals 14 and 15. The organisers ask young people to come up with innovative ways to use their micro:bit to help protect life on land and below water.

The idea behind

Using technology the organisers ask teens to design and find a solution to a problem that affects their community or another community somewhere in the world. This could be a device to reduce the amount of plastic used at school;  a solution that encourages people to look after the trees in their community, etc. There are helpful resources to inspire you on Goals 14 and 15 as well as the rest of the SDGs.

Teens can enter the challenge with…

– A written entry describing the solution (no more than 500 words)
– A paper prototype showing how the idea will work. This could be a photograph of the plans, a drawing a sketch with notes or OR a .hex file of the prototype code
– A video or photos of the project in action

Deadline: 28 February 2020