With Great Power... (Scratch)
Competition Winner
And the winning submission is...

Click here to see the winning submission

Thank you to all those who submitted! Good luck next time and please join our other competitions!

Competition Overview

What if you woke up one day and discovered you had been granted a super power or a magical ability? What is this power? How could you use it to help mankind?

Write a short story or poem that has a beginning, middle, and end about how you got your magical power, what the magical power is, and how you would use it to help mankind. Then use Scratch to produce an animation, application, game, or music video to present your story or poem!

Like most projects, it will be easier if you plan out your submission. We have created this storyboard course to help.

Submit your Scratch project to the Scratch Server and then upload your link to this page!

Software Required: Scratch

To download the software you need for this competition, Click here!

How Can I Get Help?
Available Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

    Need answers? See all FAQs here »

    Rules / Requirements

    Peer Review

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


    Judging Criteria

    Your submission will be evaluated on these criteria:

    • How well the plot and characters were established
    • How naturally the plot seemed to unfold
    • How well characters responded to to plot
    • How closely the conclusion seemed to follow the plot

    You can learn more about the evaluation criteria here


    What is Scratch?

    As people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a programming language that uses blocks of different color and shape to represent the various parts of coding. These blocks visually snap together to create scripts. Due to this drag and drop method, it is easy to see, edit, and test the scripts and their parts. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free download from http://scratch.mit.edu.

    Download Scratch »
    Key Dates

    Date Availability


    12/03/12 to 03/07/13


    03/03/13 to 03/15/13

    Winners Announced


    How to Participate
    Step 1: Register
    Step not available

    Click the box on the right to sign up.

    Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

    December 03, 2012 - March 07, 2013

    Step not available

    Complete your entry and submit your work.

    Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

    March 03, 2013 - March 15, 2013

    Step not available

    Give feedback for other submissions.

    Step 4: Review Evaluations

    March 15, 2013 - March 29, 2013

    Step not available

    View and rate feedback for your submission.