10 July 2012 Raspberry Pi Foundation launches summer programming contest Raspberry Pi Foundation launches summer programming contest A summer programming contest for children and young people has been launched by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with a top prize of $1000. Open to under 18s in full time education, the challenge is to write a piece of original software for the tiny computer. The competition has two age categories – under 13 and 14 to 18 – and offers five runners up prizes of $200 in each. The competition will run until 1 September 2012. The foundation says that in the future it plans to run similar contests on a weekly basis, but this one will run for eight weeks to coincide with the school summer holidays in the northern hemisphere. Young programmers without a Raspberry Pi can still enter by using publicly available emulator platforms. For more information and how to enter, visit www.raspberrypi.org. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.raspberrypi.org/ This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.