Aim of the challenge

  • Teams will blog about their experiences preparing for Pi Wars.
  • Here are some general Blogging guidelines to bear in mind when you take part in this challenge.

A note for 2020 competitors

Obviously, some of you will have blogged for the 2020 Disaster Zone competition. There will be some posts which do apply to the 2021 competition and some which do not. We recommend creating a new blog for 2021 and re-publishing the posts that do apply so that they are counted for 2021. We know this is a bit of a pain, but it’s the only way we can think of to make it make sense to the Judge(s).


  • You must use a blogging platform that enables the Judge to view the posts easily and without registering for the service that you use to host your blog! It must also be publicly available, rather than locked-down, so that others can view it.
    • There are many blog platforms out there that you can use, for example:
  • Blog URLs should be submitted as soon as possible after acceptance into the competition to
  • Although blog posts can be publicised over Facebook or Twitter, please note that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will not be accepted as a blogging platform. Viewing things in the right order, and in full, is just too difficult through these platforms.
  • YouTube can be used for video posts. However, you must still post these to your blog so that everything is in “the same place”. Again, this is about keeping it simple for the Judge.
  • The deadline for blog posts is Friday, 2nd Julyat noon, UK time.

Ranking and points

Points will be awarded by an expert judge out of a maximum of 30. Only one team can be awarded the maximum points but below the maximum, some teams may receive the same points as another. Scores will be multiplied to give a maximum acquired total of 1500 points. This is equivalent to the other challenges.


  • The use of photographs and video is strongly encouraged.
  • Make sure to read the general Blogging guidelines as they give a lot of detail about what we’re looking for!