Voting starts May 3, 2021!

CodeWizardsHQ’s annual Code Challenge is a global coding competition made for kids ages 8-18. This year, over 2,900 students competed in our 21 levels of coding questions.

Registration is closed for this year’s challenge, but you can still vote for the winner this week!

Cast a vote for your favorite kid coder and give them the chance to win $100 cash.

Beginner friendly! Compete to beat the evil Glorm and protect the galaxy.

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Our Code Challenge Mission

At CodeWizardsHQ, our mission is to prepare students for success in the digital world by teaching them how to code.

We sponsor our annual Code Challenge event so all kids have the opportunity to try coding in a fun context that motivates them to learn more.  

Compete in the Code Challenge

Registration is currently closed.

How the Code Challenge Works


Accept the Challenge

Accept the coding challenge by registering. Kids can register with a parent email and teachers can register a whole class.


Complete 21 Levels of Coding Questions

Challengers will be presented with one question every day at 8:00AM on the Code Challenge platform starting April 5, 2021. Those who answer correctly will qualify for the next level, which is presented the next day. The first 21 questions are written in Python, but cover concepts across languages. 


Write a Program to Defeat the Boss

Once you have answered all 21 questions correctly, you will receive the boss level question in the Code Challenge platform. You will be required to submit a program in Python or JavaScript.


Win by Public Vote and Code Review

Defeat the final boss level by writing code that produces a correct answer. Your code will be posted in our Hall of Champions for a public vote. The top 10 challengers with the most votes will be judged by our Wizard Panel for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Share the Code Challenge

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Code Challenge for Teachers

Teachers and educators, the Code Challenge can help you teach coding and STEM in your classroom. Register your entire class to earn SWAG and qualify for a chance at a $500 technology grant.

  • Enroll 50 students in the Code Challenge and receive a FREE t-shirt
  • If 80% of your students complete the challenge, you will be entered to win a $500 technology grant.
  • Teachers can enroll via Excel spreadsheet.

A Fun Educational Event

Our Deep Space Crystal Chase has been designed by a team of our own developers, CodeWizardsHQ Senior Teachers, to be an interactive, fun, beginner-friendly learning experience. These daily coding challenges lets kids to learn and they go. The 21 levels teach basic concepts and skills so students develop a passion for coding.

Code Challenge Partners

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Talk Stem Partner Logo
Geek Families, CodeWizards Challenge Partner
DIY girls Partner Logo
Kids Connected logo
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Get to know our partners and apply to support Code Challenge! Learn more.


The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be determined by public vote and Wizard Panel review between May 3-13, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 14.

1st Place

$100 Cash Prize

+ CWHQ T-Shirt

2nd Place

$50 Cash Prize

+ CWHQ T-Shirt

3rd Place

$25 Cash Prize

+ CWHQ T-Shirt

Any challengers who complete the first 21 levels will win a $25 CodeWizardsHQ Gift Card.

*Due to shipping restrictions, prizes can only be shipped within the U.S.

Congratulations 2020 Winners!

Darkmaster 1st Place Code Challenge 2020
1st Place – Darkmaster

1st Place – Darkmaster

2nd Place – Techboi

3rd Place – Winner1!

Techboi 2nd Place Code Challenge 2020
2nd Place – Techboi

Vote for the Code Challenge finalists May 3 – 7

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