Primary school level – 12 years old and under
Secondary school level – 13 to 18 years old
You can work as an individual or as part of a team up to three.
All projects are welcome, from beginner to advanced, in any programming language and using whatever hardware you have available as long as they fit into the project categories.
Coolest Projects Malaysia is open to projects of all skill levels and all parts of the world; the focus is on creativity, participation, and most of all, having fun!
Yes! As long as your project submission is complete and adhere to all our rules and regulations!
Yes! You can enter and you stand a chance to also win the prizes that we offer, except the prizes for primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. Everything else is up for grabs! If you are shortlisted, you are welcome to visit us in Penang, Malaysia or you may present your project virtually. However, due to our timezone, the online presentation via Zoom will be set in between 9am to 6pm at GMT+8.
This year, your project should fit into the four categories: Scratch, Hardware, Games (excluding Scratch) and Web.
Participants can enter every category once as an individual or as a team. Multiple entries per category are not allowed.
Have your Scratch project URL in hand. Visit our Coolest Projects Malaysia 2022 Scratch Studio. Put in your Scratch project URL and click Add by URL.
You may need to convert your offline project file into the online editor. Here is how to get it done.
- Open the online Scratch editor. Make sure your laptop is connected to a stable internet connection.
- On the online Scratch editor, click File and upload your offline project file by selecting Load file from the computer.
- After converting your project file into the online editor, copy the URL and add it to our Coolest Projects Malaysia 2022 Scratch Studio.
Reminder, if you are using Scratch 2.0, there is a risk for your project to lose some of its code blocks during the conversion to the Scratch online editor. Therefore, we highly recommend you to use Scratch 3.0 editor. Do visit Scratch official website to download the Scratch 3.0 offline editor.
Yes. Please fill in this form by 21 July 2022. Kindly take note that mentorship slots are limited. The successful request will be invited to a Meet and Greet session via Zoom on 31 July 2022 (tentative).
Yes. Mentorship is optional!
Your project must be submitted via our form by 7 October 2022. Shortlisting begins immediately afterwards and we will reach out if you’re shortlisted.
Projects should be submitted in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
Of course, we welcome all! Penang Science Cluster will reimburse your accommodation and transportation for non-Penangite FINALISTS. Terms & conditions applied.
Of course, we welcome all! If you are selected as a finalist, you may opt for a virtual presentation for the final stage instead of an in-person presentation.
Phase 1: Remote shortlisting
Phase 2: Showcase of Finalist Projects
During the remote shortlisting phase, the judges will give each project a score out of 10 for each criteria: Coolness, Complexity, Presentation & Communication, and Design & Usability. For the Presentation and Communication scores, the judges will take into account that Scratch projects will be presented differently to projects in all other categories. The shortlisted finalists, will then be reviewed by our panel of VIP judges to select their favourites.
- Does the project ‘wow’ you?
- Are you surprised or excited by the project idea?
- Is it something you’d be proud to show to other people?
- Is it original or unique in some way?
- Does it communicate the personality of its creators?
- How ambitious is the project (both in terms of the idea behind it and its execution)?
- How many processes have the creator(s) followed to make the project?
- What level of technical knowledge have they demonstrated?
- How difficult do you think it was for the creator(s) to make this project?
- How effectively have the creator(s) communicated the idea behind their project and the function(s) it is intended to serve?
- How much care and attention has gone into the visual design of the project? Does it look cool?
- How well have the creator(s) answered the three questions asked in the registration form?
- Does the project work in the way it’s intended to?
- Is the project user-friendly?
- Would people have fun interacting with it?
- How easy is it to use the project for its intended purpose?
Your project can only be judged properly if we can view and fully understand your project, so check the following before you register:
- The link to your Scratch project or video must be set to ‘public’, as the judges want to see your project!
- You must answer all three questions in your project. Your answers need to be in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
My project relates to a problem in my community
Choose the Community topic if your project is designed to increase awareness of (or solve) a problem you have noticed in our society and feel is important. This could relate to mental illness, homelessness, discrimination, or social justice, or it could address any sort of condition or lack of behavior that has negative consequences for a group in your community.
My project relates to the environment
Choose the Environment topic if your project is designed to increase awareness of environmental issues or solve problems that are important to maintaining or repairing our natural environment. This could be related to earth science, climate change, nature, biodiversity, or other environmental topics.
My project is about health, well-being, or medicine
Choose the Health topic if your project is designed to raise awareness of (or solve) problems that are important to the health and well-being of people in our society.
My project is all about having fun
Choose the Fun topic if your project is designed to entertain people who engage with it. It could help people relax, have fun, or think about something they enjoy. This could be a game, film, story, toy, or any other entertaining and engaging digital object.
My project is artistic or creative
Choose the Art topic if your project is a creative piece designed to be appreciated for the beauty or emotional power of its sounds and visuals, with or without interaction from the audience. This could be a piece of music, visual art, an animation, a drawing, a collage, a film, or any other aesthetically interesting digital object.
My project teaches people about something
Choose the Education topic if your project is designed to help people learn something, practice skills, or to impart knowledge to the user. This could be a game, a film, a story, a quiz, an animation, or any other educational digital object.
My project is about me, my family, or my culture
Choose the Identity topic if your project is designed to share with the user an aspect of your life, culture, or personality that is important to you. This could be related to your beliefs, the cultural or social norms where you live, your personal or gender identity, or anything else about your life that is personal to you or someone close to you.