Save the World in 60 Seconds! (Alice)
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Competition Overview

What does it mean to "Save the World"? Who or what are we saving it from? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, "Today we realize that each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. We all need to take ownership of environmental protection." Recycling, reducing, and reusing are some of the ways we can produce less waste to protect the environment. In what other ways can we help the planet or save the world?


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Software Required: Alice 2

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    Rules / Requirements

    There are a few things that are expected from you and there is help for achieving those expectations.


    Peer Review


    You will be required to review other submissions and provide feedback. This gives you the opportunity to help fellow storytellers improve their skills.




    Your submission will have to meet specific guidelines. It will need to adhere to the following requirements:

    1. The animation must be an Alice file.
    2. The animation should NOT have any interaction (the user must be able to view the story by only clicking Run) 
    3. The animation should be between 30 - 60 seconds in length. 
    4. No copyrighted material may be used. (To learn more about copyright laws, click here.)
    5. Only one animation may be submitted per user.


    Judging Criteria


    Your submission will be evaluated on these criteria:

    • The submission precisely meets the technical requirements and aligns with the theme (recycle, reduce, replenish, restore, reuse, etc.).
    • The submission contains three parts of a story (beginning, middle and end). 
    • Animation timing is appropriate. 
    • The background and set support the story and are interesting.
    • Most procedures have a logical purpose, with explanatory comments that are easy to understand.


    You can learn more about the evaluation criteria here.

    What is Alice 2?

    Create animations, tell a story, make an interactive game, and share it on the web all while learning the methods and basics of programming.


    Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming.  Students learn fundamental programming as they create animated movies and simple video games.


    In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects. In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#.


    Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.


    By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

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    Key Dates

    Date Availability


    01/30/12 to 05/06/12


    05/11/12 to 06/08/12

    Winners Announced


    How to Participate
    Step 1: Register
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    Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

    January 30, 2012 - May 06, 2012

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    Complete your entry and submit your work.

    Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

    May 11, 2012 - June 08, 2012

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    Give feedback for other submissions.

    Step 4: Review Evaluations

    June 08, 2012 - June 05, 2012

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    View and rate feedback for your submission.