A Criar com Scratch! in 2019

A Criar com Scratch! (Creating with Scratch) in 2019

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço joins Centro de Competência TIC of Escola Superior de Educação from Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (CCTICESE/IPS) in the National Programming Competition “A Criar com Scratch!”.

This initiative intends to promote the development of programming, logic thinking, problem solving and cooperation skills. It also intends to stimulate focus, memory, creativity, critical thinking, autonomy, and interpersonal relationships contributing to the development of the competences described in the 21st century student profile (in Portuguese).

A Criar com Scratch! also aims at increasing interest in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, promoting both digital and Astronomy literacy. 

The competition targets groups of students from pre-school to secondary school, from both public and private institutions and involves the creation and development of projects using SCRATCH1.


The national programming competition “A Criar com Scratch!” is promoted by Centro de Competência TIC of Escola Superior de Educação from Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (CCTICESE/IPS) through project EDUSCRATCH, in partnership with Direção-Geral da Educação (DGE) from Ministério da Educação, Comissão de Proteção de Crianças e Jovens (CPCJ) de Setúbal and Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.

The winners of the 2019 edition have already been selected. The winners list can be checked here.

Check the rules (in Portuguese).
Visit the project’s page (in Portuguese).
See the poster.

1. SCRATCH is a programming language especially made for youngsters and freely available. More information here.



Team registration: starting on the 28th of November 2018

Other important dates:

  • Work submission: 1st of February to 1st of April 2019
  • Announcement of the winning teams: 1st of May 2019
  • Prize ceremony: 11th of May – Scratch Day 2019.