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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.

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Simon Fogg

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