The Summer Code Jam 2023!

Last Updated: June 29, 2023 11:37 am
The Summer Code Jam 2023!

We are thrilled to announce that Tynker’s Summer Code Jam is back! Code Jam is one of the year’s best coding competitions, and your child will have a blast!

This exciting 4-week coding competition offers weekly challenges and the chance to earn coins and prizes. Best of all, it’s completely free! All you need to do is to be a registered user on Tynker with a connected parent email to be eligible to win. Take advantage of the chance to show off your creative coding skills.

Summer Code Jam is Fun, Educational and Exciting!

The Summer Code Jam is an exciting coding competition explicitly designed for kids. It provides numerous benefits that make it an incredible opportunity for young minds. By challenging kids as they grow, the event promotes their intellectual development and encourages them to push their boundaries. The competition improves their coding skills and enhances their creativity, problem-solving abilities, and debugging prowess.

Previous Code Jam Winner

Coding is a powerful tool that helps kids develop and learn, enabling them to think analytically, break down complex problems and find innovative solutions. Participating in the Summer Code Jam nurtures their creative thinking and problem-solving skills, equipping them with valuable abilities that will serve them well in various aspects of life. Moreover, this competition reinforces a vital STEM education, as coding is integral to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It cultivates a passion for these subjects, laying a solid foundation for future academic and career pursuits. The Summer Code Jam is a gateway to endless possibilities, empowering kids to thrive in the digital age and become tomorrow’s tech innovators and problem solvers.

The Competition Takes Place from July 10th to August 6th!

This year’s theme is The Great Outdoors so look for challenges around sports, animals, and nature!  

Did Someone Say PRIZES for Summer Code Jam?

  • 5 Weekly Winners will receive cool prizes such as Tynker coins, certificates, and an interview for our winner’s blog.
  • Grand Prize Winners will receive certificates, a winner blog, Tynker coins and an annual plan with full access to Tynker for fun to use or to give as a gift.
  • To win one of the 3 grand prizes, participants must complete all 4 challenges by August 6, 2023.

* Tynker has the right to expand prizes depending on the number and quality of entries.


Tynker’s panel of judges will determine the Grand Prize 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place winners based on each submission:

  • Number of likes
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Use of code
  • Adherence to that week’s theme

Weekly winners will be selected by the number of likes per project. Tynker will review all potential winners to confirm eligibility. 

Have a fantastic time at the Tynker Summer Code Jam this year! We’re rooting for you and wishing you the best.

Learn more today and check out all the rules

Check out Tynker’s Curriculum and learn more about inspiring the next generation to change the world through code.

About Teri Llach

Teri Llach is Head of Marketing for Tynker. Teri is an experienced growth marketer with a highly successful track record in B2B and B2C, deep experience with start-ups, brands, and all functional areas of marketing. Teri lives in Palo Alto, CA.