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Community Update: July/August 2020 Programming Contest Winners (Sports!) ๐Ÿ…โšฝ


For the months of July and August, the Challenge Council prompted the computer programming community to showcase their favorite sports in a PJS program in various and creative ways.

Below youโ€™ll find the winning programs that really hit it out of the ballpark, along with the judging rationale. Congratulations to all of the winners and participants; we saw so many great entries for this contest!

Remember, you never lose โ€” you either win or learn! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Advanced Bracket

2 Player Snooker


Created By: Lisanne

Why we chose this program: 

This program is an excellent simulation of snooker, with an outstanding gameplay and use of physics. The program is all around very well done!

Hurdles [GAME]

Created By: SKY

Why we chose this program: 

This program features a fun twist on the classic track-and-field race, clean graphics and smooth gameplay, all with well-commented and clean code!

Quidditch 3D Sim DEMO


Created By: AquA217

Why we chose this program: 

This is a very cool recreation of Quidditch, with the functionality to choose your team and position. The program is a great 3D simulation with a lot of complexity. We'd love to see a fully completed version!


Intermediate Bracket

Bocce Ball Legends


Created By: Jonathan Whyte

Why we chose this program: 

This program features several different versions of bocce games as well as an interactive tutorial and history of the sport. The code was clean and well organized!

Anomalous Athletics


Created By: Prisha B.

Why we chose this program: 

We loved this collection of detailed, sport-related graphics with extremely well-organized and commented code!

Spin-off of "Contest: Sports"


Created By: DigiGirl

Why we chose this program: 

This is a really nice informational and interactive program showing the different roles or positions in volleyball. Great job!


Beginner Bracket

History of the Olympics!


Created By: ใ€Ž๐“…๐‘œ๐“๐’ถ๐“‡ใ€


Why we chose this program: 

This is a fun movie-like program with lots of information about the history of the Olympics. The code is also clean and well organized.

Mountain Climbing


Created By: ๐•ด๐–“๐–“๐–Š๐–—๐•ฑ๐–‘๐–†๐–’๐–Š

Why we chose this program: 

This program features a nice graphic of mountain climbing with well-commented code. We also liked the user-interactive features.

ichbinzoee's contest entry for "Sports"!


Created By: ichbinzoee

Why we chose this program: 

We liked this program's simple and minimalistic set of graphics. The code is well-commented and very organized.