Nature Doc-u-mentary (Scratch)
  • Competition Winner
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    Thank you to all those who submitted! Good luck next time and please join our other competitions!

  • Competition Overview

    Here's your chance to create a creature - is it cute or ferocious?  What does it do in the wild?  What fun facts can you tell us about your creature?


    Write a narrative, introducing the creature and how it lives.  Make it a documentary, make it your own, make it fun!  Then use Scratch to produce an animation, application, game, or music video to present your narrative!


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


    Submit a link to your Scratch project to this page by August 31st!

    Software Required: Scratch

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

  • Rules / Requirements

    1. Projects may be submitted by individuals or by teams
      1. Individuals must sign into their account and return to this page to submit their project
      2. Teams sign in with one member's account and return to this page to submit their project
        1. Teams can range from 2 individuals to a whole classroom
    2. Projects must be created in Scratch or Scratch 2.0.
    3. Projects must be uploaded to or
    4. Projects may have interaction; but it is not required.
    5. Research for the projects must be done by the individual or team submitting the project.  In otherwords, you can remix other people's projects but you have to create your own creature, and write your own documentary about the creature.
    6. Participants must evaluate five other submissions during the evaluation phase in order to qualify.
    7. Projects will be judged based on this rubric.

  • 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

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Key Dates

Date Availability


05/31/13 to 08/31/13


09/01/13 to 09/14/13

Winners Announced


How to Participate
Step 1: Register
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Click the box on the right to sign up.

Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

May 31, 2013 - August 31, 2013

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Complete your entry and submit your work.

Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

September 01, 2013 - September 14, 2013

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Give feedback for other submissions.

Learn how Evaluations work
Evaluations video
Step 4: Review Evaluations

September 14, 2013 - September 30, 2013

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View and rate feedback for your submission.