|New High School Challenge, Extra Prizes|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Tuesday, 05 November 2013|
CreateHS, the website that provides monthly challenges to high school students, has launched its second competition - to build a high school website.
To quote the details:
This month's challenge is to create or recreate your high school's website. High schools aren't known for their websites. Most of them work, but don't look good and don't have creative functionalities. For this challenge you must have the high school's main page, along with two other pages.
As we reported last month, CreateHS is the brainchild of 16-year old Ethan Eirinberg who, having taught himself programming, set up a programming club at his own high school. He then hit on the idea of organizing competitions as a way to motivate club member, and other like them, do do something with their new programming skills.
For the first contest which ran during October, Ethan had support from Team Treehouse, which offered subscriptions to its library of video courses on building websites and mobile apps as prizes. This time around Dropbox has been added as a sponsor and is offering prizes of 100GB for life to the 1st and 2nd place winners. There's also a cash prize of $100 USD from Code A2 for the overall winner.
The other incentive fro entering the competition is the opportunity to have your efforts reviewed by the panel of judges. For November's challenge Ethan has again persuaded some very high profile people to take on the task of deciding the winners.
Meanwhile last month's judges - Ryan Carson of Team Treehouse, Code.org's Hadi Partovi, Daniel Brusilovsky of Teens in Tech and Zach Sims of Codecademy are busy with the entries to the inaugural competition that were received from around the world. The winners will be announced later this month and their creations will be featured on the CreateHS website.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 November 2013 )|