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National Coding Olympiad 2021

Build apps, games, websites, and win tons of prizes at India's largest online coding competition for Grade 1-12

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Exciting hackathons and code battles for grade 1-12 kids

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Nine unique themes to pick from

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Prizes and goodies worth ₹3,00,000 up for grabs

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September 29 to December 11

About

Codingal's National Coding Olympiad (NCO) provides a platform for children to explore coding competitively and apply their coding knowledge to solve problems.

The competition is designed to stimulate the interest of school students in informatics and information technology.

The NCO is a stepping stone for students who want to compete in IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics)—one of the most prestigious computer science competitions in the world.

National Coding Olympiad 2021

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Track 1

HACKATHON

This track consists of a hackathon where kids will build projects around a problem statement using the programming languages/platforms specified for each grade.

The problem statements will be pre-defined and the students will get time to develop their idea and submit their projects.

Each grade group will have different themes and multiple problem statements. Students can pick the theme and problem statement they are most interested in and develop an animation, app, website or game around the problem statement.

Grade 1-4

For Grade 1-4, kids will build projects around themes using block-based programming.

Themes

Astronomy

My Favorite Cartoon

Outdoor Game

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Grade 5-8

For Grade 5-8, kids will build projects around themes using block-based or text-based programming.

Themes

Astronomy

Quizmaster

The Seven Continents

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Grade 9-12

For Grade 9-12, kids will build projects around themes using block-based or text-based programming.

Themes

Astronomy

Technological Innovations

Environmental Conservation

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Track 2

CDE BATTLE

The Code Battle is an online coding competition of 3 hours which will be held on 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 11.

Code Battle is a competition where participants can solve the problems using an online code editor. The participants will solve 20 coding problems in 3 hours.

The results of each submission will be displayed in real time and a live leaderboard will be made available for everyone to see.

Anyone who is in Grade 9 to Grade 12 as of April 1, 2021 can take part in the Code Battle.

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Win exciting prizes worth ₹3,00,000

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Grade 1-12

Telescope + Astronomy Course Sponsorship

1st winner in every grade group

DIY Kit + Online Astronomy Course

2nd winner in every grade group

DIY Kit + 50% Discount on One Online

Astronomy Course 3rd winner in every grade group

35% Discount on Any Astronomy Course

4th to 10th in every grade group

25% Discount on Any Astronomy Course

11th to 25th in every grade group

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Grade 9-12

Swag packs

1st in every category

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Grade 1-12

₹4,000 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

1st in every grade group

₹2,000 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

2nd in every grade group

₹1,500 Amazon Voucher + Scholarship on coding courses on Codingal

3rd in every grade group

₹500 Amazon Voucher

4th to 10th in every grade group

Participation Certificate

All students who submit their projects

Codingal merchandise

Top three winners in every grade group

CDE BATTLE

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Grade 9-12

₹4,000 Amazon Voucher

1st in every grade group

₹2,000 Amazon Voucher

2nd in every grade group

₹1,500 Amazon Voucher

3rd in every grade group

₹500 Amazon Voucher

4th to 10th in every grade group

Rank Certificate

All successful participants

Codingal merchandise

Top three winners

Important Dates

DateActivity
September 29Registrations open for National Coding Olympiad
September 29Start date for Hackathon Project Submission
October 16Masterclass on Animation, Game Design (Grade 1-4)
October 30Webinar on Fundamentals of Astronomy and Space (Grade 1-12)
November 6Masterclass on Android App Development (Grade 5-8)
November 13Masterclass on Website Development (Grade 5-8)
November 20Masterclass on Python Development (Grade 9-12)
December 11Last date for Hackathon Project Submission
December 11Code Battle Competition
December 21Winners Announcement
December 21Virtual Award Ceremony

Sponsors and partners

The National Coding Olympiad 2021 is sponsored by

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Here's what our sponsors have to say

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We at Navars are excited to partner with Codingal for NCO as a bridge to coding in Astronomy and Space education. Enabling astronomy education at the K12 level creates the required R&D atmosphere for India’s future and we are excited to drive a research mindset among students at an early age.

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Sravan Datla

Founder & CEO of Navars

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Reynolds takes pride in being associated with the National Coding Olympiad being hosted by Codingal. We see this as a brilliant initiative to enable the young, talented and enlightened minds to innovate and nurture their talents. We at Reynolds believe in the power the future generations hold. We feel proud to be associated with such an innovative national talent recognition and development initiative.

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Rajat Vohra

GM, Reynolds India

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It is exciting to see student developers get involved and build some amazing projects, as part of this National Coding Olympiad. This competition will help students explore coding and apply their coding skills to solve real problems. GitHub will support by providing them with access to the best developer tools and open source code that will help them build these solutions.

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Maneesh Sharma

General Manager, GitHub India

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Put your coding skills to test at the biggest coding competition in India for school kids