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Introduction

do your :bit is a global micro:bit challenge for 8 - 18 year olds. Test your imagination and combine creativity and technology to come up with solutions for the Global Goals by tackling the issues we’re facing today. We want you to come up with innovations that make the world a better place. And you could win some amazing micro:bit prizes with your ideas!

The challenge opens for entries in January 2021 and there are micro:bit activities available now to support you with your entry.

Students in Delhi, India working on their entry for the do your :bit challenge.

How to enter

The challenge opens for entry on 11 Jan 2021 and closes 4 June 2021.

What are the prizes?

Winners from all over the world will receive the new micro:bit and a selection of micro:bit accessories. Second and third place runners-up will also receive the new micro:bit.

Who can enter?

Young people aged 8 – 18 anywhere in the world can enter the challenge. You can enter on your own or as part of a team. Teams can contain up to 3 members. 

How to enter

We want you to design a solution to a problem that affects you and your community or another community somewhere in the world. Whatever the issue, we’re interested to hear how you would go about solving it. Use your imagination and be as creative as possible!

There will be two age categories for entry this year.

1. 8-14 year olds:

  • Submit an idea that solves a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals and create a paper prototype to explain the idea, OR
  • Design and make a solution using the micro:bit to solve a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals.

2. 15 - 18 year olds:

  • Design and make a solution using the micro:bit to solve a problem that works towards delivering the Global Goals.

What do I need to do?

To enter the challenge, you will need:

  • to tell us about your solution
  • a paper prototype showing how your idea will work OR a .hex file of your prototype code
  • you can also include a video or photos of your device in action 

The challenge terms and conditions will be available when the challenge opens on 11 January 2021.

Children take part in a British Council hackathon in Malawi, Africa.

Partners

We are passionate about inspiring young people and encouraging them to unlock their digital creativity and we love working with like-minded organisations. Thank you to all of our partners.
If you’re interested in working with us on do your :bit, ​please get in touch.

In partnership with

do your :bit is produced by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation in partnership with the British Council and World’s Largest Lesson.

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Strategic Partner

We are grateful to OKdo for their generous donation of 5,000 micro:bit devices and support in enabling more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to get involved in the do your :bit challenge.

Delivery Partners

Thank you to our Delivery Partners who are bringing do your :bit to life for teachers and young people across the world through workshops, online content and training.

Supporting Partners

Thank you to our Supporting Partners who are amplifying do your :bit across the world.

Students in Malawi, Africa, test their micro:bit solutions.