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Code Rush is ON!
Get your keyboards ready - Code Rush is here! Solve challenges, collect bananas, learn to code, and win amazing prizes!
Registration for the competition is now closed. Check out your team's progress on the leaderboard!
Leaderboard & Hall of Fame
Teams of 8-10 Students
Solve code challenges and win prizes!
February 22 through March 22, 2018
What is Code Rush?
CodeMonkey’s Code Rush is a nation-wide competition for teams of students in 3rd to 8th grade. Solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as you can and maybe your team will be one of the 20 lucky teams who will win amazing prizes for their school or library!
Leaderboard & Hall of Fame
Competition Timeline 2019
  1. Team sign up & Warm up:
    100 challenges

  2. Competition challenges:
    Never seen before
    Unlocked periodically

  3. Competition ends

  4. Winning teams announced

Why join Code Rush?

See what teachers, team leaders and students have to say about their Code Rush experience and why they loved taking part in the competition.

The Details
How do you build a team?
Your team needs to consist of 8 to 10 students from grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. Pick wisely! teams can only be a mix of different grades within the grade division. Team leader should be a teacher, instructor or parent. If you are a STEM teacher, a librarian or a parent, this is a great opportunity for you to get your kids involved. *The competition is only available for teams in the United States.
What are the technical requirements?
Each team member will get a personal CodeMonkey account. Members can log in using a desktop computer, laptop, Chromebook or tablet. An active internet connection is required. Each team also gets one teacher/librarian account for managing the student accounts and keeping track of the team progress.
What will participants learn?
CodeMonkey is an interactive platform that introduces kids to coding in a real life programming language. In this competition, teams will play through 150 challenges, covering programming topics such as objects, functions, simple loops, variables, arrays and for-loops.
How much does it cost to participate?
Participation cost is $49.95 per team. If you would like to enter more than one team, you'll have to pay $49.95 per team. The CodeMonkey website is secure and we don't store any credit card information at checkout - We are PCI Level 1 compliant, and use a secure, PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway.
How are the winners determined?
Every solution in CodeMonkey gets a star score; three is the highest score. At the end of the competition, we will count the average star score of each team. Note that your team is only competing with teams in their age division: elementary or middle school. The 10 teams in each grade range with the highest star score average in the shortest time will win the Code Rush competition.
Take your team to victory
The winning teams will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription, an official trophy plaque from CodeMonkey and more prizes from our sponsors, which we will reveal shortly.
Take your team to victory
The top 10 teams from each age group will receive prizes for their efforts from our sponsors and from CodeMonkey

Sponsors through the years:

DK
Flocabulary
Makey Makey
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FAQ
Code Rush is a nation-wide competition for teams of students in 3rd to 8th grade. The competition is led and based on the CodeMonkey platform. To participate, you need to build a team of 8-10 students, from 3rd to 5th or 6th to 8th grade and make a single payment of $49.95 per team. Your team will then begin their quest to solve as many CodeMonkey challenges as they can, earn stars and collect bananas. 20 lucky teams will win prizes for their school, club or library.
CodeMonkey, a leading game-based learning platform, teaches students eight years and older the fundamental principles of computer programming. Founded in 2014, CodeMonkey products are designed to maximize engagement and user experience to introduce students to foundational computer programming skills. Using real programming languages and scalability for all learning environments, CodeMonkey provides a turnkey solution for educators by offering basic training, management and reporting tools, automatic grading and detailed tutorials for teachers and real time feedback for students.
Team leader can be either teacher, librarian, a coding club instructor or an active parent. Team members need to be in one of the following grade divisions: grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. The competition is open only to US teams.
The top 10 teams from each age division will receive a yearly CodeMonkey classroom subscription ($300 value) and an official trophy plaque from CodeMonkey. More prizes will be announced soon.
Your team needs to consist of 8 to 10 students, from one of the following age groups: grades 3-5 or grades 6-8. Teams can only be a mix of different grades within the grade division, so pick wisely! The head of the team should be a teacher, instructor or parent. If you are a STEM teacher, a librarian, a coding club instructor or an active parent, this is a great opportunity for you to get your kids involved.
If you are using CodeMonkey on a Desktop or Laptop: The only thing you need is a relatively up-to-date version of either Firefox, Chrome, Explorer or Safari, and an internet connection. If you are using CodeMonkey on a tablet: For best performance - use a relatively new tablet (from the last two years) connected to the internet and access our website through the Chrome/Safari app.
Team leader can be either teacher, librarian, a coding club instructor or an active parent.
To submit one team for the competition, you’ll need to make a single online payment of $49.95. If you would like to enter more than one team of 8-10 students, you'll have to pay $49.95 per team.
Yes, your information is secure. We don't store any credit card information at checkout so your info is secure. We are PCI Level 1 compliant, and use a secure, PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway.
The programming language used in CodeMonkey is called CoffeeScript. It’s a language that compiles to JavaScript, and similarly to JavaScript it is used in the industry primarily for web applications. We chose this language for a few reasons, but mainly because of its friendly syntax, which resembles the way we write in English, compared to other programming languages.
Yes, please join us! No matter if your team is an after school club or just a group of friends who love coding, as long as you have 8 to 10 members, in the relevant ages, and you can pay the participation fee, you can participate.
Code Rush is only available for teams from the united states. We hope to be able to create similar competitions for other countries. If you want us to bring Code Rush to your school be sure to let us know via email info@cm-studios.com
No, CodeMonkey is completely web based and does not require you to install anything.
Yes, there is no need of any previous experience to use or teach with CodeMonkey. Also every team leader account comes with access to our lesson plans to help you better prepare your team members for the competition.
Code Rush is made up of two parts: Part 1 involves solving the first 100 story mode challenges in the Coding Adventure and Part 2 consists of brand-new competition challenges. The challenges in Part 2 count 4 times as much as the challenges in Part 1. This means that for every challenge solved in Part 1, a challenge in Part 2 weighs three times as much in terms of score. The following is the formula used to count the score: Student Score = (# of stars collected in Part 1) + (4 * # of stars collected in Part 2 ). Since the team's score is the average of the scores of all the students, each of the student scores are added up and divided by the number of students per team. Team Score = (total # of students' scores) / (# of students per team) Please refer to the following as an example: If Timmy solved 9 story mode challenges with 3 stars each and another 5 competition challenges with 2 stars each, his score would be 9 * 3 for the story mode challenges, plus 5 * 2 * 4 for the competition challenges. overall: 9 * 3 + 5 * 2 *4 = 67 Teams must have between 8 and 10 students. *In case of a tie between 2 or more the teams - teams with the same score are ranked according to which team reached that score first.