About the competition

scratch_cup_logo_emptyNow in its third year, the DASCO Scratch Cup was set up to give students who enjoy the
challenge of creating a Scratch game the platform to showcase their work and earn the recognition they deserve from amongst like-minded students.

I learnt so much from doing the Scratch Cup game – although I didn’t win, I had such a good time – can I PLEASE come again next year?! – Emma (yr 5)

The competition is hosted at Dartford Grammar School for Boys, a Lead School in the Network of Excellence for Computer Science. The competition is overseen by three Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) for Computer Science (two primary and one secondary school teacher).

The competition is run in two parts: the Junior Scratch Cup for students in year 3 or 4; and the Senior Scratch Cup for students in year 5 or 6. Schools can enter either individual or pairs for each year group. Each entry (either as a pair or as an individual) is given a score out of 20 by each judge (60 points in total) and the winners are the students with the highest scores in each categories.

Important dates:

Tuesday, 13 June – Registration closes for both Junior and Senior Scratch cups

Wednesday, 14 June – Junior Scratch Cup Introduction afternoon (3:30-4:30pm) for entering students and link teachers at Dartford Grammar School for Boys (see website for directions)

Wednesday, 21 June Junior Entries close – links to online Scratch games must be posted by no later than 1pm that day!

Friday, 23 June – Junior Showcase afternoon and prize presentation (3:30-4:30pm)

Wednesday, 5 JulySenior Scratch Cup Introduction afternoon (3:30-4:30pm) for entering students and link teachers at Dartford Grammar School for Boys (see website for directions)

Wednesday, 12 July Senior Entries close – links to online Scratch games must be posted by no later than 1pm that day!

Friday, 14 JulySenior Showcase afternoon and prize presentation (3:30-4:30pm)

Prize Categories:

There are several categories in which prizes are awarded to recognise all the many talents of students who take part.

Year 3, 4, 5, 6 (pairs) – Gold, Silver, Bronze

Year 3, 4, 5, 6 (individual) – Gold, Silver, Bronze

Students’ choice award: Junior Scratch Cup

Students’ choice award: Senior Scratch Cup

Overall School Winners: Junior – Gold, Silver, Bronze

Overall School Winners: Senior – Gold, Silver, Bronze