Ctrl+Shift 2019 Awards Ceremony & Reception

By Coded by Kids (other events)

Saturday, May 4 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Join us for a reception and awards ceremony at CIC Philadelphia to celebrate the amazing students competing in Ctrl+Shift, our high school coding competition. Come meet our participants as they show off their skills through creative projects they've built with friends and classmates over the past few months. Whether you are already in the Coded by Kids family of supporters, or want to learn more about the work we do, this event is the perfect opportunity to mingle with students and staff to see our impact in action. Students will be competing for the following prizes: 

  • 1st Place: $5,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
  • Community Choice Honorable Mention: $500



  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm - Student Showcase and Reception
  • 1:15 pm - Welcome from Sylvester Mobley, Coded by Kids CEO & Event Sponsors
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm - Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting Ctrl+Shift and our students: 

A special thank you to Capital One for sponsoring all of the 2019 Mentoring Sessions that took place from December 2018-April 2019. The following companies generously provided volunteer mentors to help the students develop their projects: Vanguard Innovation Studio, Think Company, GURU, AWeber and Jefferson DICE.


Want to know more? Check out this video from last year's competion and photos from the 2019 Mentoring Sessions:


About Ctrl+Shift: Ctrl+Shift is a city-wide coding competition open to all students between the ages of 13-18 attending any school in Philadelphia and Delaware. The goal of Ctrl+Shift is to give students the opportunity to think boldly and build projects that change the way they interact with their communities. Students will submit website projects in one of the following categories: arts, education or entrepreneurship.


Notice of Filming and Photography: Please note that there will be a photographer at this event. By attending this event, you consent to the unrestricted use, by the host organization and their respective affiliates, subcontractors and licensees, of your photograph for use in any print or online publications, advertisements, websites, or other materials.