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The programming competition for elementary school students “Tech Kids Grand Prix 2024” was jointly held with TV Asahi

The programming competition for elementary school students “Tech Kids Grand Prix 2024” was jointly held with TV Asahi

Programming competition for primary school students “Tech Kids Grand Prix 2024”

CA Tech Kids Co., Ltd. announced On May 30, it will jointly hold “Tech Kids Grand Prix 2024,” a programming competition for elementary school students across the country, with TV Asahi Co., Ltd. The application period will be from Monday, July 1, 2024 to Monday, September 30, 2024, and the No. 1 elementary school programmer in Japan will be determined at the final bid held on Sunday, March 2, 2025.

Tech Kids Grand Prix is ​​a programming competition for primary school students with the slogan “You who will create the 21st century.” Judging will be conducted from three perspectives: vision (children's dreams and the worldview they want to achieve), product (creative ideas and the works that embody them), and presentation (children's attitude towards spreading their vision and products in the community). exposed. The competition has been held every year since 2018, and according to CA Tech Kids, there were 7,391 entries in 2023, making it the largest programming competition for elementary school students in Japan.

A new initiative in 2024 is co-hosting with TV Asahi. As part of its sustainability declaration, TV Asahi has identified “five priority themes for the future,” and is promoting a “FUTURE TALENT STUDIO” project to support the next generation of creatives in “creating a future in which all people can play an active role.” On strengthening business cooperation with SOZOW, an online educational service that provides new learning and experiences to children across the country.

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The Kids Technology Grand Prix will hold a “Region Preliminary” by dividing Japan’s 47 prefectures into six regions: Northern Hokkaido, Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku-Shikoku, and Kyushu-Okinawa. The top finishers in each region will advance to the finals. Moreover, we will hold the “Tech Kids Grand Prix Regional Cooperation Competition” in cooperation with local government-sponsored programming competitions. In 2023, programming competitions will be held in 28 prefectural and municipal regions, and primary school students living in those areas will be able to apply for both the local programming competition and the Children's Technology Grand Prix.

Dividing 47 governorates into 6 regions and holding “preliminary qualifiers for the regions”

The outline of Tech Kids Grand Prix 2024 is as follows.

● Event overview
Name: Children's Technology Grand Prize 2024
Content: Programming competition for primary school students
Target: Elementary school students born between April 2, 2012 and April 1, 2018
Entries submitted: Applications and game works developed using computer programming (works that require special hardware are not accepted)
Programming language: not specified
Participation fees: Free
Application period: July 1 (Mon) 0:00 to September 30 (Mon) 23:59
Prizes: Grand Prize, Sponsor Prize, etc.
Total prize value: 1 million yen
Sponsor: CA Tech Kids Co., Ltd./TV Asahi Co., Ltd.