Code Rush is ON!
Get your keyboards ready - Code Rush is here! Solve challenges, collect bananas, learn to code, and win amazing prizes!
Registration for the competition of Spring 2017 has ended, join us again next year!
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Teams of 8-10 Students
Solve code challenges and win prizes!
April 3 through May 1, 2017
What is Code Rush?
CodeMonkey’s Code Rush is a nation-wide competition for teams of students in 3rd to 8th grade. Solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as you can and maybe your team will be one of the 20 lucky teams who will win amazing prizes for their school or library!
Competition Timeline
  1. Team sign up & Warm up:
    30 challenges

  2. Part 1:
    30 challenges unlocked

  3. Part 2:
    40 challenges unlocked

  4. Part 3:
    40 challenges unlocked

  5. Competition ends

  6. Winning teams announced

The Details:
How do you build a team?
Your team needs to consist of 8 to 10 students from grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. Pick wisely! teams can only be a mix of different grades within the grade division. Team leader should be a teacher, instructor or parent. If you are a STEM teacher, a librarian or a parent, this is a great opportunity for you to get your kids involved. *The competition is only available for teams in the United States.
What are the technical requirements?
Each team member will get a personal CodeMonkey account. Members can log in using a desktop computer, laptop, Chromebook or tablet. An active internet connection is required. Each team also gets one teacher/librarian account for managing the student accounts and keeping track of the team progress.
What will participants learn?
CodeMonkey is an interactive platform that introduces kids to coding in a real life programming language. In this competition, teams will play through 140 challenges, covering programming topics such as objects, functions, simple loops, variables, arrays and for-loops.
How much does it cost to participate?
Participation cost is $49.95 per team. If you would like to enter more than one team, you'll have to pay $49.95 per team. The CodeMonkey website is secure and we don't store any credit card information at checkout - We are PCI Level 1 compliant, and use a secure, PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway.
How are the winners determined?
Every solution in CodeMonkey gets a star score; three is the highest score. At the end of the competition, we will count the average star score of each team. Note that your team is only competing with teams in their age division: elementary or middle school. The 10 teams in each grade range with the highest star score average in the shortest time will win the Code Rush competition.
Take your team to victory
The winning teams will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription, $115 worth of DK’s best selling coding books for children and an official trophy plaque from CodeMonkey.
Take your team to victory
The top 10 teams from each age division will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription, $115 worth of DK’s best selling coding books for children and an official trophy plaque from CodeMonkey.

CodeMonkey classroom subscription

DK computer coding library

Feel the rush - add your team
Registration for the competition of Spring 2017 has ended.
Check out the leading teams - the leaderboard updates every day at 5 am EST
*The competition is only available for teams in the United States.
FAQ
Code Rush is a nation-wide competition for teams of students in 3rd to 8th grade. The competition is led and based on the CodeMonkey platform and in cooperation with DK. To participate, you need to build a team of 8-10 students, from 3rd to 5th or 6th to 8th grade and make a single payment of $49.95. Your team will then begin their quest to solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as they can, earn stars and collect bananas. 20 lucky teams will win prizes for their school or library.
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.
DK is the bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content. DK also publishes the Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. Prima Games, Alpha Books, and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Random House. For further information: please visit www.dk.com
Team leader can be either teacher, librarian, a 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 US teams.
The top 10 teams from each age division will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription ($300 value), a $115 worth of DK’s best selling coding books for children and an official trophy plaque 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. If you are using CodeMonkey on a tablet: For best performance - use a relatively new tablet (from the last two years) connected to the internet and access our website through the Chrome/Safari app.
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.
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.
Yes, your information is secure. We don't store any credit card information at checkout so your info is secure. We are PCI Level 1 compliant, and use a secure, PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway.
The programming language used in CodeMonkey is called CoffeeScript. It’s a language that compiles to JavaScript, and similarly to JavaScript it is used in the industry primarily for web applications. We chose this language for a few reasons, but mainly because of its friendly syntax, which resembles the way we write in English, compared to other programming languages.
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.
Code Rush is only available for teams from the united states. 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 info@cm-studios.com