2021 Wondrous Websites: Innovations
The Wondrous Websites competition is an opportunity offered by the nonprofit Bit by Bit to help further cultivate students' interests in the world of coding. Bit by Bit offers free programs such as Hello World, Form and Function, Uncommon Sense, and Neural Logical that teach and diversify the community of creators by providing the next generation with the tools of technology, thinking, and leadership to improve the world bit by bit. Now, we are giving students all over the world the opportunity to showcase their computer science skills!
Rising sixth through ninth graders will be eligible to participate in the competition to submit their own website and compete for an exciting variety of prizes! Students will create their websites around their interpretation of this year’s theme: innovations. The theme is intentionally broad. For example, you can build a website about a historical invention with details such as who created it, when it was created, etc. You can create a website about any invention that you would like to make (no matter how serious or silly) with information on why you think it’s important and how you might go about building it. Or, you can code a website about any other topic that is related to innovation.
Participants will be judged in the following categories: content, design, usability, creativity, and coding practices. Click here to download the rubric.
Students can win 1st place in each of the four categories or 1st and 2nd place as Wondrous Website Winner. The Wondrous Website Winner will receive a personalized plaque, an awards certificate, and a large variety of Bit by Bit merch. The 2nd place Wondrous Website Winner along with the category winners will receive an awards certificate and merch. All winners will be featured on our website along with their projects!
Registration for the competition will be open from August 10th to January 1st, 2021. Submit your final website any time between August 10th to January 15th, 2021. There is a registration fee of $7 that will be used to keep our programs free and accessible while improving student reach, technology, and overall quality. You can pay this fee when filling out the registration form. However, if you cannot pay the registration fee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a fee waiver.
Winners will be announced February 1st, 2021.
If you are looking for a platform to code on, we highly recommend Glitch.