Coolest Projects South Africa 2022

Coolest Projects is the world’s leading technology fair for young people. This year for the third time in Africa!

Join us for an in-person event in Cape Town on the morning of Saturday 10 December 2022, at Innovation City.

  • 9:00 Project exhibitors arrive and set up at their desks
  • 10:00 Open to public / friends / judging starts
  • 12:00 Ceremony, judges awards

The event is open to the public to come and see the coolest projects!

If you want to share your project, please read on for details…

Update 🥳:

  1. registration for projects is open again until Wed 7 Dec, fill in the form and bring your project along on Saturday!
  2. thanks to sponsorship, all clubs/schools/societies submitting at least one project will get a pi pico and basics kit 🤓
  3. If you can’t come in person, you can send us a video before Saturday morning to (coolestprojects@coderlevelup.org)

Coder:LevelUp is a South African non-profit focused on growing coding & coders in South Africa and Africa. We have partnered with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to bring Coolest Projects to South Africa.

Why enter?

  • Certificates: Everyone submitting a valid project will get a certificate
  • Show-casing your talent: you’ll show off what SA talent can do!
  • Swag: prizees and give-aways!

Who can enter Coolest Projects:

  • any young person up to the age of 18 (or still in school)
  • from any coding background whether part of a Coder Dojo, Code Club, or school society, learnt with mom/dad/aunty, self-taught
  • living and learning in South Africa!

What sort of projects?

Lots! Here’s a video of some Coolest Projects from 2020: video of Coolest Projects from 2020

This isn’t supposeed to be a new project (although it can be), it can be anything you might have created this year that you would like to share. Whether the work of an hour or a hundred hours, all projects are cool and welcome :)

Entries can be in one of the following categories:

  • visual programming: projects made in scratch, blockly
  • web: a page or site made in HTML, CSS and optionally javascript
  • games: a game you coded on any platform
  • hardware: projects involving robotics and/or electronics
  • mobile apps: a mobile app project

How do I enter?

Register here: Coolest Projects 2022 South Africa Entry Form

In Person

Simply bring yourself and your project to the event!


If you can’t come to the event, you can still enter: make a short video in which you answer these three questions:

  1. Tell us about your project. Why did you choose to make it?
  2. What did you find difficult while making your project and how did you work it out?
  3. Is there anything you would do differently or you would add if you had more time? Send your video to (coolestprojects@coderlevelup.org) and we will send you a link to watch remotely on the day if you can, and your certificate.
  • Closing date for registration: 7 December 2022
  • Event date: 10 December 2022


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