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The Competition

In this competition, middle and secondary school students will create Alice animations in one of the following categories related to Raising Awareness:

  • Impact of social media
  • COVID-19
  • Education
  • Qatar 2022
  • Save water even if you live next to a river

During the competition, the selected teams will present their projects to the judges at CMU-Q and the best five projects will be awarded prizes.

Date: March 2, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Submit your animation by February 13, 2021! 

Rules and Regulations

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Teams and Submission

Teams and Submission

    • Any student studying in a middle or high school in the State of Qatar is eligible to participate.
    • Each team can consist of a maximum of four students.
    • No student can be a member of more than one team.
    • At least one teacher/staff member is required to oversee the teams from each school
    • Submissions will be evaluated as specified in Evaluation Criteria

Format of the Competition

The competition will take place online and will be conducted in three phases. During the first phase, students will submit their animations by February 2, 2021 using the link. The Alice team at Carnegie Mellon University Qatar will evaluate the submissions and select top animations from these submissions. The selected teams will be invited to compete in the second phase of the competition that will be held online. In the second phase, selected teams will present their animation to the judges on February 28, 2021 and March 1, 2021. The top 12 teams will be selected to present their projects virtually on March 2, 2021. The winners will be announced on the same day.

Following are details about the competition:

  • Each team will be given 7 minutes to present their project (five minutes for presentation and two minutes for questions).
  • Judges will evaluate the animations and presentations as specified in Evaluation Criteria and the top five teams will be selected as winners.
  • The jury will represent a wide range of leading technology and business fields in Qatar

Evaluation Criteria

  • Animations should focus on one or more of the following areas:
    • Impact of social media
    • COVID-19
    • Education
    • Qatar 2022
    • Save water even if you live next to a river
  • Idea is creative and embodied in an interesting way.
  • Storyline is clear and purposeful
  • Complexity of the scenario.
  • Interactivity and events (use of events is not compulsory in the animations).
  • Modularity: the Alice code is broken down in appropriate methods.
  • Look and feel: quality of animations, smoothness of motion, e.g. a bird flies while moving its wings as it soars.
  • Use of sounds, camera and motion controls.
  • Film is robust, and doesn’t stop or pause for any reason.
  • Film is within specified duration limit.
  • Presentation is logical and interesting.
  • Team members produce clear, precise, and convincing explanations/answers about the animation video and the program.


  • All participants will receive certificates of participation.
  • Special prizes will be awarded to top five animations.


Questions about Alice Programming Competition?

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