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What is the challenge?

do your :bit is a new global micro:bit challenge for children and teens. Test your imagination and combine creativity and technology to come up with solutions for the Global Goals.

What are the prizes?

The lucky winners will get the chance to visit London and take part in an exciting do your :bit event.

There’s also loads of micro:bit kit and goodies up for grabs!

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Young people aged 8 – 14 anywhere in the world can enter the challenge.

The full Terms and Conditions will be available when the challenge opens on 16 September 2019.

How to enter

We want you to design and make a solution to a problem that affects you and your community or another community somewhere in the world.

This could be a device that will reduce the amount of plastic used in your school. A solution that encourages your parents to recycle. Could you help people to keep their plants watered? Or perhaps you and your friends want to monitor the local wildlife?

Whatever the issue, we’re interested to hear how you would go about solving it. Use your imagination and be as creative as possible!

To enter the challenge, you will need:

  • a written entry describing what your solution is for? What have you created, why have you created it, who is it for and how will it help your community or another community? (no more than 500 words)
  • a paper prototype showing how your idea will work. This should be a photograph of your plans. Perhaps draw your solution with notes on how it will work.
  • OR a .hex file of your prototype code
  • you can also include a video or photos of your device in action if you want to.

For full information on how to enter do your :bit, check back here on 16 September.

Dates

15 September
2019

do your :bit is open! The challenge entry form goes live

28 February
2020

Challenge closes

9 March
2020

Judging begins

23 March
2020

Winners notified