CodeMonkey’s Code Rush is an annual coding competition for 3rd-8th graders in the U.S. and Canada.
Solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as you can and you may be one of the 20 lucky teams to win prizes for your school!
See what teachers, team leaders and students have to say about their Code Rush experience and why they loved taking part in the competition.
The top 10 teams from each age group will receive prizes!
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Code Rush is CodeMonkey’s annual coding competition for 3rd-8th graders in the U.S. and Canada. During the competition, students work together in teams to solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as possible, all whilst learning real text-based code. Participation cost is $49.95 per team of 8-10 students.
CodeMonkey, a leading game-based learning platform, teaches students eight years and older the fundamental principles of computer programming. Founded in 2014, CodeMonkey products are designed to maximize engagement and user experience to introduce students to foundational computer programming skills. Using real programming languages and scalability for all learning environments, CodeMonkey provides a turnkey solution for educators by offering basic training, management and reporting tools, automatic grading and detailed tutorials for teachers and real time feedback for students.
Team leaders can be either a teacher, librarian, coding club instructor or an active parent. Team members need to be in one of the following grade divisions: grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. The competition is open only to teams in the U.S. and Canada.
Each winning team will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription and official trophy plaques from CodeMonkey.
Your team needs to consist of 8 to 10 students, from one of the following age groups: grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. Teams can only be a mix of different grades within the grade division, so pick wisely! The head of the team should be a teacher, instructor or parent. If you are a STEM teacher, a librarian, a coding club instructor or an active parent, this is a great opportunity for you to get your kids involved.
If you are using CodeMonkey on a Desktop or Laptop: The only thing you need is a relatively up-to-date version of either Firefox, Chrome, Explorer or Safari, and an internet connection. Code Rush challenges are not accessible using tablets. For more details, please contact us here.
No, CodeMonkey is completely web based and does not require you to install anything.
Yes, there is no need of any previous experience to use or teach with CodeMonkey. Also every team leader account comes with access to our lesson plans to help you better prepare your team members for the competition.
Currently, Code Rush is only available for teams from the United States and Canada. We hope to be able to create similar competitions for other countries. If you want us to bring Code Rush to your school be sure to let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The official score is calculated from the number of stars students achieve as a team during the 100 Space Monkey challenges. The warm-up Coding Adventure challenges will not be counted towards to total goal. At the end of Code Rush, we will count the average star score of each team (by dividing the number of total stars accumulated by the number of members in your team). There needs to be a minimum of 8 students per team and a maximum of 10. In the event of a tie between two or more teams, the team that achieved the score first shall be deemed the winner.
Team leader can be either teacher, librarian, a coding club instructor or an active parent.
To submit one team for the competition, you’ll need to make a single online payment of $49.95. If you would like to enter more than one team of 8-10 students, you’ll have to pay $49.95 per team.
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Yes, please join us! No matter if your team is an after school club or just a group of friends who love coding, as long as you have 8 to 10 members, in the relevant ages, and you can pay the participation fee, you can participate.