123ICT Computing Competitions are back!

We are really delighted to be able to announce the resumption of our computing competitions and 123ICT Computing Champions League, which were both suspended during the spring term of last year due to school closures and the disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competitions and league will both recommence at the beginning of the summer term  and carry on from where they left off last year, with the first competitions being the ‘Online Safety Graphics Poster’, and ‘Online Safety Comic Strip’ which have submission closure dates of the end of the first half of the summer term 2021.

The competitions and 123ICT Computing Champions League are open to any school that has a support contract with 123ICT Ltd, or has a current subscription to the 123SOW. Each eligible school is entitled to submit one entry per year group to the competitions.


123ICT Computing Champions League

All league points already accrued by the participating schools last year (see league table below) have been carried over to the recommencement this year.



No of Competitions Entered

KS1 Points

KS2 Points

Total Points


St Mary’s Primary School 2 140 140
Standlake Primary School 3 130 130
Stonesfield Primary School 3 130 130
Holy Trinity Primary School, Chipping Norton 2 120 120
Burford Primary School 2 110 110

As can be seen, St Mary’s is currently in the lead for the championship and the KS2 prize with 140 points and Burford are leading the race for the KS1 prize with 110 points. However, with the three competitions remaining (see below), there are still lots of points up for grabs.

Submitting schools for each competition will be awarded the following league points:

  • First Place – 60 Points
  • Second Place – 40 Points
  • Third Place – 20 Points

In addition, each school that enters the competition will be awarded 10 points and the first, second and third places will also receive certificates that reflect their placing.


Absolutely Fantastic Prizes

We will continue to maintain and publish the league table and at the end of the academic year, in July, we will present, in addition to a Computing Champions League trophy, a super prize to the league champions. The runner-up school will also receive an excellent prize and runners-up trophy. In addition, there are great prizes for the KS1 and KS2 winners. In the event of a tie, we will calculate the overall winner based upon the amount of competitions entered and, if need be, the number of entries received. We are thrilled to be able to announce the following wonderful prizes:


Computing Competition League Champions

The winning school will receive a Computing Champions League trophy and a superb Zioxi HUBT-W-6C-UK Rechargeable powerHub, kindly donated by Zioxi. This great prize provides a mobile, AC power bank, based on long lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology which provide AC mains and USB power. It has mains power and intelligent USB-C and USB-A power socket options for 6 mobile devices such as laptops, Chromebooks, iPads & smartphones – great for recharging mobile devices anywhere, anytime. Full details of this great prize can be found here,


Computing Competition League Runners-Up

The runner-up school will receive a runners-up trophy and a year’s subscription to the fantastic 123SOW. This provides a completely cloud based computing scheme of work, designed for individual schools, or multi-academy trusts. It is a flexible, interactive scheme of work for the UK Primary Computing Curriculum


KS1 Winners

The school that has accrued the most KS1 league points will receive a year’s subscription to the superb Cloud Stop Motion animation package, which runs directly in the browser on any modern device, with 100GB storage, kindly donated by Zu3D. 



KS2 Winners

The school that has accrued the most KS2 league points will receive one year’s subscription to the brilliant 2Simple Striver  – created by 2Simple to improve primary aged pupils long-term physical and mental wellbeing – kindly donated by 2Simple.




Remaining Competitions for this Academic Year


Key Stage

Closing Date

Online Safety Graphics Poster. Using any software or application, entrants may show rules but as these were presented at the start of the year, an illustrated example reinforcing a particular element of online safety would be expected, in favour of merely reproducing the rules in a list. View the competition information and guidelines for full details. KS 1 End of 1st half of Summer Term
Online Safety Comic Strip. To create a comic book, or strip, that promotes Online Safety. There are a number of really good free online Comic Strip websites that can be used to create entries. Alternatively, software and applications which may already be held in school can be used. View the competition information and guidelines for full details. KS 2 End of 1st half of Summer Term
Scratch Game. To create a simple digital game. Although, this competition has been planned with Scratch in mind, we welcome entries using other coding applications such as: Kodu,  2Simple 2Code, Scratch Jnr and Hopscotch for iPads. View the competition information and guidelines for full details. KS 2 1st of July 2021


So what are you waiting for?

Get your entries for the ‘Online Safety Graphics Poster’, and ‘Online Safety Comic Strip’ competitions to us before the submission closure date of the end of the first half of the summer term 2021, become part of the 123ICT Computing Champions League and possibly win the league trophy and an brilliant prize for your school.


Further Information

Should you require any further information about any of the above competitions, please contact competitions@123ICT.co.uk or speak to your 123ICT Consultant who will be very happy to assist you. In addition, our website competitions page contains full information about all of our competitions.