The CKSTEM Computing Summer Contest- 2022, popularly known as CCSC-2022 is an initiative by Competitive Kids STEM to provide students with an opportunity to showcase their programming skills especially in python as well as apply creativity, critical thinking, and their unique perspective on logical problem-solving. The contest is designed in a manner that will challenge and promote software design, creativity for the students in a fun way. All participants will be required to write one round of tests during summer 2022 and qualified participants will be invited to write the Final Round.
Coding or programming gives a different perspective on problem-solving and helps develop important skills like creativity, problem-solving, logic, designing, perseverance, and communication.
Programming contests make you more disciplined, swift, and focused. During the competition, a student must solve problems in a stressful situation and within a time limit to win. It also provides a competitive advantage when applying to colleges, internships, and jobs. While programming is logic-based, it’s also an extremely creative activity. Programming promotes logical thinking and teaches children how to tackle complex problems by breaking them down into smaller parts that are easier to manage and solve. By learning to code students learn to maximize their creativity and learn how to come up with their own ideas and create something new like apps, video games, websites making it fun and interesting.
Finalists shortlisted from the preliminary round will be invited to participate
Competitions at 3 different levels to allow better competition amongst peers (Grade 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Consists of a challenge to write a program to complete a certain task.
Students must finish the program within 2 hours maximum on a continuous basis.
Requirements will be announced in the morning and students can submit answers any time during the day.
Final Evaluation & Results: The program will be checked based on requirements, best programming practices, documentation, etc., and the top 3 winners will be chosen. Requirements will be announced in the morning and students can submit answers any time during the day
Feedback and score will be provided to all finalists.
RECOGNITION & AWARD
Medals for the top 3 best programs + $100 CAD vouchers for CKSTEM Courses
Certificate of merit (top 10%) + $50 CAD vouchers for CKSTEM Courses
Certificate of honorable mention (top 25%) + $25 CAD vouchers for CKSTEM Courses
Certificate of participation (everyone who attempted the contest)
CMSC Special Advisor
Cerasela Tesleanu is a math professor at Collège Stanislas Montreal, Canada specializing in various Math and Algorithmics courses. As a mathematics coach, she has successfully trained gifted students for national and international competitions. She is passionate about the STEAM teaching approach by using math in conjunction with programming and robotics.
As a CMSC education advisor, Cerasela will help in preparing questions for the contest. She has also agreed to provide few training sessions to the finalists. If you would like to be trained by one of the best teachers, then get into the top 10% of CMSC.
To find out more details about this contest, please review frequently asked questions about the contest. If you would like to learn more about the Competitive Kids STEM organization, you can find details here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get the latest update.
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