Brief history

Qatar National Scratch Coding Competition QNSCC is a premiere in Qatar, it is oriented to acknowledge young innovative talents and it aims to inspire next generation to pursue careers in STEM-related fields and in digital professions in order to enhance the creation of more sustainable educational and economic future, in support of the national vision of Qatar 2030.
The National Vision 2030 is to transform Qatar into a knowledge-based economy; computer science knowledge is a must that concretises this vision.

This exciting competition is in partnership with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Ministry of Education and Higher Education, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO Office of GCC & Yemen) and Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC) and is part of the National Scientific Research Week.

QNSCC is organized by the French-Qatari School Voltaire.

It is open to all students aged from 6 to 18 years old, in primary, middle and high schools in Qatar, and to students attending after-school coding clubs.

The students may work with a mentor/coach to create and program their own interactive stories, animations or games using Scratch programming language.

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.