Get involved with Programming, Imagine it, Code it, Build it, and Win it!


DVLA is running a Wales National Coding Challenge for 7 to 11 year olds, in association with Code Club and the STEM Ambassador hub Wales, Incredible Oceans, Brake, The four Police Forces in Wales and School Beat, Road Safety Wales, The Fire and rescue Service and the British Army.

The challenge will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way and also win thousands of pounds of IT equipment for their schools or Groups.

1st Prize - £3000 of IT Equipment
2nd Prize - £2000 of IT Equipment
3rd Prize - £1000 of IT Equipment
2 Runner Up Prizes - £750 of IT Equipment each.

To enter the competition click here

And we're not finished yet! If you participate in the Prize Giving Event on the 28th November either at the venue or by live link at your school or Group, you will be included in our fabulous prize draw where, thanks to the support and generosity of our brilliant sponsors, there will be thousands of pounds worth of IT prizes up for grabs - click here to attend the event. Click here to register for the Live Link, where you will be automatically entered into an additional prize draw.

The challenge is to build a game using SCRATCH (a fun coding language) which is available to download free of charge from this site To enter the competition, you will need to complete an entry form, click here to download, and see our How To Enter page for more information.

Using Scratch logo, choose from:

Theme 1

Build a game that highlights the struggle that humpback whales are facing with pollution in our Oceans, in particular with the overuse of plastics which could lead to extinction.

Incredible oceans logo

Theme 3

Build a game of how the world would look if there weren’t any cars on the road?

Brake logo

Theme 2

Build a game that highlights the following – that being a nice person is better than being a bully, online or in the real world.

Police school beat logo

Theme 4

Build a game that highlights how young people can spot hazards and stay safe while cycling.

Road safety Wales logo