Coolest Projects South Africa 2023

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


11:11am 11 Nov 2023

Why the weird time? Glad you asked! It let’s us write the time as: 11:11 11/11


Cape Town Science Centre

Delighted to announce CTSC as our venue for this year, we can show our projects along with all the cool science stuff!

How do I enter?

Register here: Coolest Projects 2023 South Africa Entry Form

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!

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!

What sort of projects?

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

This isn’t supposed to be a totally 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 take part?

Register here: Coolest Projects 2023 South Africa Entry Form

In Person

Simply bring yourself and your project to the event!

The in-person event will be in Cape Town on the morning of Saturday 11 November (11/11) 2023, at the Cape Town Science Centre.

  • 10:00 Project exhibitors arrive and set up at their desks
  • 11:11 Open to public / friends / judging starts
  • 13:00 Ceremony, judges awards

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


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: Please try register to let us know you’re coming ASAP, ideally before 1 Nov, but we will accept registrations.
  • Event date: 11 November 2023

About Coolest Projects

Coolest Projects is an initiative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation brought to South Africa by Coder:LevelUp, a South African non-profit focused on growing coding & coders in South Africa and Africa.

We’re looking forward to announcing sponsors soon, please get in touch if you’d like to sponsor!

Contact details

For most things, mail to coolestprojects@coderlevelup.org or for urgent contact, phone :David on +27 82 829 7212



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