Recently, I got an outstanding award in a programming competition that is hosted by my programming class TCTM. It is called: Discover Cup.
I had participated in the competition when the first semester of 2019 to 2020 is ended. It has a qualification contest firstly, then I am qualified to go to the next round around my country with a full score.
There are thousands of contestants around China, they had had to work busily before the competition started. I worked carefully so I got an excellent award, entering the top 5 around China.
After I got the award, I was very excited because this is an excellent award for myself.
Today, I am going to talk about the outstanding award and my programming competition. Follow me!
Note: This post has been delayed for a few days because I am very busy with study. The award has handed out on Apr. 12th, 2020.
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What is the Competition?
There is a competition called Discover Cup hosted by a programming class company for Children that is TCTM. It organizes the competition every single year.
The purpose of organizing the competition is to encourage programming students to make fun games by themselves with their creativity.
Requirements for the Competition
Every contestant is required to make games during the competition with the programming languages.
Contestants need to finish the qualification contest first in the city they live in. I went to the Guangzhou city center to attend to it.
There is a folder in the computer, which contains some images, some incomplete code about a game and a question paper.
They are required to complete the game code with programming languages according to the questions. They have 3 hours.
Contestants are required to make a game that can solve some problems nowadays with their creativity.
They need to find images (or make them with Photoshop) and write the full code of their game.
They also have to make an introduction video and the introduction text for themselves and the game.
The national contest this year should be held in Beijing, China, but it has been changed to contestants’ homes. We have to make our projects at our home and then submit them.
The competition has its standards to measure a program and give a score.
- Code comments.
- Code format.
- Game usability.
- Detailed instructions.
I have made a game about typing English words, which can let people practice their typing speed and improve their vocabulary. It is called: English Words Mice Hitting Game.
There is a database about the vocabulary. There are hundreds of words in it.
Players should type the words as the words appear on the screen. They have 3 minutes. They can press ‘Enter’ to submit the word or ‘Esc’ to clear the input box.
In order to let players easily to relax while they are playing the game, there is background music and a background image.
Each word worths 5 points and there is no penalty for typing with mistakes.
It has both Chinese and English version, which can let foreigners (non-Chinese people) understand my game easily.
When the player opens the game, it should look like this:
After the player clicks on the ‘dismiss’ button, the initial page of the game should be like this:
It should look like this after the player starts the game:
When the game is ended, it should look like this:
I got an outstanding award in a programming competition, which has the highest value. Then it has the first prize, the second prize, the third prize, and the distinction prize.
Not only am I working really hard on programming including this competition but also on my study and my school work.
Also, I had been featured by my programming extra curriculum before I attended the contest.
This is a photo of the ceremony about handing out the prizes for contestants who won prizes. I am in the middle with my Chinese name and the city I live in.
This is an article about I got an outstanding prize in a programming competition. I hope more students can participate in more competitions with their courage and get prizes!