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 Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article 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.