Summer’s here and so is the hottest coding competition of the year. This time around, our Summer Code Jam features MORE of everything — more fun, more prizes, and more opportunities to win. Just show off your coding skills for the chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes! Want to hear the best part? Anyone with a free Tynker account can get in on the action, even beginners. So be sure to tell all your friends and fellow coders!

The Competition takes place from June 15th to August 9th

Tynker Summer Code Jam is a skill-based coding competition featuring 8 weeks of exciting challenges to keep young minds sharp over the summer. And, yes, it’s FREE. Participants just need to be connected to a parent account to be eligible to win a prize!

Did someone say PRIZES?

  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $2,000 (USD) check from Tynker.
  • The Second Prize Winner will receive a $1,000 (USD) check from Tynker.
  • The Third Prize Winner will receive a $500 (USD) check from Tynker.

To win one of the 3 overall cash prizes participants must complete all 8 challenges by August 9, 2020.

And there’s more!

  • 1 Weekly Winner will receive a $100 e-gift card (valid in U.S. only).
  • 10 Weekly Winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
  • Plus, you can earn Super Coder Certificates by completing challenges!


Tynker’s panel of judges will determine the Grand Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners based on each submission’s originality, creativity, use of code, and adherence to that week’s theme.

The Tynker community will cast votes for 4 of the 10 weekly winners every Tuesday through August 12, 2020, while our Tynker judges will choose the remaining 6.

Good luck!

We can’t wait to see what our crew of coders is going to create! It’s going to be an amazing summer with Tynker. Now sign up and get ready to code!


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