Aim of the challenge
- Teams will blog about their experiences preparing for Pi Wars 2024. The frequency of posts as well as subject matter will be taken into account. Posts can be on a variety of topics such as (but not limited to):
- Information about the team (Young Teams, please ensure you have the relevant permission from your parents/responsible adult!)
- The design process.
- Details of any disasters you’ve had!
- Details of any disaster movies that you’ve seen!
- Build progress.
- Programming progress.
- Testing progress.
- Photo galleries.
- Videos of test footage.
The deadline for blog posts is Thursday, 11th April at 12 noon (UK time). This is to ensure the Judges have time to catch up with the last posts before the weekend of Pi Wars!
- You must use a blogging platform that enables the Judge to view the posts easily.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Although blog posts can be publicised using social media, please note that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mastodon and other social media platforms will not be accepted. 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.
- A set of Guidelines and Hints is available, written by a past Blogging Challenge Judge.
Ranking and points
Points will be awarded by an expert judge out of a maximum of 20. 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 points total of 1400.
- The blogging ideas listed above are just ideas and teams are encouraged to make the blog as engaging as possible.
- The use of photographs and video is strongly encouraged.