Seems to be all about competitions today. Although this one is sponsored by Microsoft in Europe, it’s taken a few weeks for news of it to cross the Channel, so sorry for the delay!

If you’re teaching ICT, then you may have some students who are interested in this competition run by European Schoolnet. It’s an international competition open to all schools in Europe. It’s been running since mid-March, but I’ve only just heard about it – but there’s still just over 3 weeks left to enter. As European Schoolnet say:

Have you ever wanted to test your skills and creativity by building your own software add-on? Are you tempted to customise or improve the functionality of existing programs, create a macro that can be shared with others, or simply have some fun with technology?

Now is your big chance and you can win big prizes for your efforts!

The competition website has a range of resources to help prepare entries (which might make useful curriculum resources even if you’re not entering).

The winners will receive a trip to a “mysterious European city”, and there’s cash prices of €500, €400 and €300 for the winners and runners up (and their schools). With today’s exchange rate, those prizes are even more valuable!

imageGo the the eSkills competition website