This new UK competition for kids at Key Stage 3 or equivalent replaced our original competition due to the Pandemic and inspired the development of our kids course.
The judging will take place between 1 and 7 October. Regional Winners of the Kids Competition will be invited to attend the OpenUK Awards on 20 October when the National Winner will be announced.
About the Competition
The competition is based on assembling and using MiniMU gloves in a collaborative project in teams of 4.The MiniMU kit is a make-it-yourself musical glove for children aged 8 and above, and based on the MiMU Gloves designed by multiple Grammy award-winning musician Imogen Heap.
To take part in the competition, teams registered by 17 May and were provided with a MinMU glove kit per child, free of charge with priority access to the OpenUK Kids Course. During the Course Kids made their glove kits, and they are now participating in the fun animated lessons which will be released for the wider population in August as part of the OpenUK Digital Kids Camp. The Course is a Phase One Winner in the Gnome Community Engagement Challenge.
Our competition will take place in September when the 48 registered teams of 4 kids will collaborate to create 3, 1-2 minute long videos on their experiences including:
- a diary
- their creative use of the glove
- the importance of open technology
As part of the awards pupils will learn more about open technologies and provide their responses on the value that open source offers to them.
The contest aims to expand awareness of the value that open technology can bring to individuals and society, and is being supported by Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions and GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform.
If you didn’t register this year, we hope you will take part next time.
For questions about the competition email firstname.lastname@example.org