123ICT Competitions for 2015-16

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enter_to_win123ICT are proud to announce their scheduled competitions for the academic year 2015-16.

Whilst full details of  the competitions can be found on our 2015-16 Competitions Page, we felt that providing the following overview of our planned challenges would be useful to schools for their long term planning.


Autumn 2015

  • Create a Digital Christmas Card or Message – for Key Stages One and Two.The idea is to produce a digital Christmas message, which could be in the form of a simple card, or an animation, or a card augmented by audio – the idea is to deliver a cheery seasonal message which could be used to convey Christmas greetings to friends or family.


Spring 2016

  • Design an E-Safety Q&A Screensaver – for Key Stages One and Two.The screensaver should show involvement with E-Safety, be interactive and informative; not merely copying advice that is already published on the Internet.
  • Create an E-Book Suitable for Young Children – for Key Stage Two.This competition has been extremely popular over the last two years and has attracted some really outstanding fiction and non-fiction entries.  It is planned to coincide with World Book Day, on 3 March 2016,  thereby providing the opportunity for the entries created by the children to be also shared within school.


Summer 2016

  • Design and Create a Digital Game – for Key Stage Two. This competition has been perhaps our most popular challenge over the last two years and has brought about some really fantastic games, using Scratch and Kodu applications.


Further Information

You will find full competition details, including entry requirements and submission deadlines, on the 2015-16 Competitions Page. We will also send the details out to schools well in advance of the individual competitions. Nonetheless, we thought that it would be helpful to publish the planned schedule for the year, in advance, in order to assist teachers in their Long Term Planning.

This is the last year that our competitions will appear in this format. From next year, we intend to link the competitions to our exciting new  123ICT Computing Scheme of Work, 123SOW, which is currently under development. Therefore, we have based this year’s challenges upon the most popular competitions  from previous years – with, of course, a little tweaking to add some fresh ideas.

We have been thrilled by the amount and the excellent quality of all of the entries that we have received for our competitions over the last two years and are very optimistic that this year’s will prove to be as popular as in previous years. We wish all entrants good luck and hope that they will enjoy taking part in our competitions.

If you have a good idea for a competition that you would like to see us host, please let us know at: