FAQs for Participants

Who can enter?

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 four.
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!

Can I enter if I am not based in Malaysia?

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! Note that if you are shortlisted, due to our timezone, the online presentation via Zoom will be set in between 9am to 6pm at GMT+8.

What can I enter?

This year, your project should fit into of the three categories: Scratch, Hardware, Games (excluding Scratch).

How many times can I enter?

Participants can enter every category once as an individual or as a team. Multiple entries per category are not allowed. 

How do I enter?

How do I add projects to the Scratch Studio?

Have your Scratch project URL in hand. Visit our Coolest Projects Malaysia Scratch Studio and click on Add Projects. Put in your Scratch project URL. 

How will projects be judged?

All projects are evaluated on four criteria: CoolnessComplexityPresentation & Communication, and Design & Usability. Projects at primary school and secondary school levels are evaluated separately. 

Projects will be judged in two stages:

  1. Your project will be assigned to our panel of shortlisting judges. Every project will be judged twice, using the same scoring.
  2. Projects that are shortlisted will be invited to an online pitching session with our panel of VIP judges who will then determine the winners.

Could I get a mentor to guide my projects?

Yes. Please fill in the following form by 20 September 2020 to be assigned a mentor. Mentors are subject to availability and we may not be able to find a mentor for every team.

Can I join without a mentor?

Yes. Mentorship is optional!

When is the deadline?

Your project must be submitted via our form by 2 November 2020. Shortlisting begins immediately afterwards and we will reach out if you’re shortlisted.

What language can I use?

Projects should be submitted in English or Bahasa Malaysia. 

I have other questions!