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Who can participate?

Young people aged between 16 - 30 years old who are interested in coding and video game development.


Submission steps:

  • To enter the competition you need to produce a video game using Scratch, including the eSkills for Jobs 2015 - 2016 campaign logo.
  • Share your creation in the competition studio:
  • Create a video of your game in action and upload it on your YouTube channel.
  • Submit your nomination by completing the submission form here below (include as well the link to your Scratch project, your video and your email address). 

Submission form

Deadline for submission of entries is 31 August 2016.

N.B. The competition is open to young people from any EU member state. A video cannot contain offensive, abusive, sexually explicit or other inappropriate content. A video cannot contain any material to promote sale of a product or service.


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Selection procedure is simple:

  • An initial selection will be based on the number of favs and loves in the Scratch repository and on the development of computational thinking skills demonstrated in the creation of the video game;
  • All videos succeeding the first selection will be disseminated through the eSkills for Jobs YouTube channel;
  • Number of likes & shares on the eSkills for Jobs YouTube channel will determine the best videos; and
  • A jury of experts and policy makers will select the winners.

Selection of competition winners: 

One winner and one runner-up will be selected on the basis of:

  • Number of likes & shares on the eSkills for Jobs YouTube channel; and
  • A jury composed of experts.

In  September 2016, the winner and runner-up will be notified via email.


  • The winner and runner-up will be awarded during the eSkills conference on 17 October 2016 in Bratislava. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the eSkills for Jobs campaign.
  • The prize for the winner will be invitation to visit CiscoLive! week in Berlin, Germany. From 22nd to 24th of February the winner will attend the most interesting events of CiscoLive! Week including the famous Academy Day.
  • The runner up will receive a tablet.
  • The Scratch projects of both winner and runner up will be disseminated on the campaign social media networks and website.

Useful tips:

  • Be creative!
  • Spread the word!
  • Once your video has been posted on the eSkills You Tube channel, we encourage you to promote your video on social media platforms using #eskills and tag @eSkills4Jobs (on Twitter and Facebook).

For more details and information, please check the Frequently Asked Questions section.