Updated Nowember 17, 2015
Basic information
International creative programming contest  
Announced and organized by: SGP Systems with partners
Sponsors: Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology
SuperHosting.cz
Contest categories
There are four categories announced by age:
A - students from classes   0. -  3.   (approx.   5 -   9 years old)
B - students from classes   4. -  6.   (approx. 10 - 12 years old)
C - students from classes   7. -  9.   (approx. 13 - 15 years old)
D - students from classes 10. -13.   (approx. 16 - 19 years old)
For category classification, the age of the contestant or the age the contest team's oldest member due to the date of the final is desicive.
Important dates of the contest:
21 October 2015, 23:59 - Application
21 October 2015, 23:59 - The deadline for uploading the project
22 October 2015, 12:30 - Start of evaluation of the school jury
28 October 2015, 22:59 - The deadline for school jury evaluation
22 November 2015, 23:59 - The deadline for uploading the English version of the project
28 November 2015,
cca 9:00-16:00
 -  International final show
Faculty of Information Technology, Brno University of Technology,
Bozetechova 2, Brno, Czech Republic.
Have a look at the Creative Baltie 2007 final show and photo galery from Creative Baltie 2008 final show :-)
Find out how to look your presentation here...

Contest rules

  1. The contest projects can cover any subject (for example: games, education, story etc.) except the "bloody/war" one.
  2. The contest project can be created in the latest version of SGP Tools only (Baltie 3, Baltie 4 C#). Please check the version of SGP tool befor uploading your project file on the contest web.
  3. All voices and texts (menu, help, documentation, source code comments etc.) must be in english languague.
  4. The contestants and all their co-authors must have their SGP Account created. (They apply for the contest by their UID.)
  5. The contestant can apply for the contest just one project.
  6. Author of the contest project can be an individual or a team. The age of the oldest team member is decisive for category classification.
  7. One contestant can be either a member of team or an individual contestant.
  8. The authors of the contest project/project guarantees the novelty of their work. All files (images, music, sounds, texts etc.) can by only one's own (own photographs, own drawing, own music record) or those supplied with SGP Tools. No other files, modified or taken over, can be used, even if they are free to use, that mean whole contest project must consist of author work of an individual or a team! The author's obligation is to state all co-authors! E.g. when parents or siblings have recorded something for the contestant, they become automatically the co-authors and their age is desicive for category classification.
  9. If any unacknowledged help to the contestant will be found out, he/she will be disqualified and expelled for good from SGP contests.
  10. No scripts are allowed in the project, even those in the HTML documentation.
  11. Accessory files (images, sounds etc.) can be created only in tools, standardly supplied by the operating system where the Baltie 3/Baltie 4/SGP Studio is being run. The author states that no third person can lay claim on his piece of work.
  12. By applying project to the contest, the contestants agree with the fact that their projects have nature of contest piece of work by the art. 61 of the czech Copyright Act (code nr. 121/2000) that has been created without claim to reward and as such can be used by the organizers for further propagation as a freeware on the web pages of the SGP Systems and their respective partners, on the Internet, CD/DVD media attached to the magazines or through any other distribution channel.
  13. Sending project
      ▪ The contestant will send one BZIP/ZIP archive with the name in format. We do not accept other formats than BZIP/ZIP.   ▪ We suggest you that after uploading you download the archive to a different folder, or better different computer, extract the content and check whether is all right and no file is missing (a common fault).
      ▪ The project must be completely in english language, including comments and other accompanying texts.
      ▪ The package can contain only source files of your project (no zipped files, DLL libraries or EXE files and additional files created by you (images, sounds, models, text and data files) that are needed for project to run correctly.
      ▪ The file name can bee logn at most 32 characters (including extension). Do not use spaces or national accented characters, you can use only characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, "-" (hypen), "_" (underscore) and "." (dot).
      ▪ Obligatory content of the name.BZIP/ZIP package depends on SGP tool (Baltie 3, Baltie 4 C#) is in the table below:
        (where name is your program/project name)
    name.TXT short and apt program description in the TXT format,coded UTF-8 (in the Notepad choose "Save as..." and "Encoding" set UTF-8)
    name.PDF detailed project documentation in the PDF format
    name.BPR
    name.SGPBPRJ
    Baltie 3 - source code of the program
    Baltie 4 - source code of the program
    name.Bnn
    name.n.SGPPNG / SGPM
     
    where n is digit from 0 to 9
    Baltie 3 - files with your tiles
    Baltie 4 - files with your 3D Models
    (please send only those you have created)
    name.Snn
    name.n.SGPSC

    where n is digit from 0 to 9
    Baltie 3 - files with your scenes
    Baltie 4 - files with your scenes
    (please send only those you have created)
    name-n.PNG / GIF / JPG
    where n is digit from 0 to 3
    maximum 4 nice screenshots of your program, where screenshot no. 0 is the main screenshot (obligatory screenshot)
    name*.* all other project files (includes, data, WAV, MID, BMP etc.) and subfolders
    name.ICO   (optional) icon, sized 32x32 points
    Video presentation.
    We recommend you to upload your personal video presentation of your project too. Format WMV/AVI/MPEG etc., max. 20 MiB (1 MiB = 1 048 576 bytes).
    Warning!
    We will evaluate only those projects, to those we will have all necessary files including source codes. In such no case we will be unable to evalute your project which will be excluded from the contest!
    We do not accept ANY standalone executable program files (even renamed in any way)! It means that all executable files must be able to be created any time.
    The program must run from any folder, so for example in the LoadScene commands use solely the "*\\" as the source folder specification (the "*\\" means folder with your program (source code). E.g.: LoadScene("*\\GAME1.S01"); Never use the full path to the file.
    In the Baltie's File table, use "Game1.wav" or "*\\Game1.wav" elsewhere, never use the full path to the file like "C:\MyGames\Game1.wav". Of course you can use the "Game1\Game1.wav" if your Game1.wav file is located in subfolder Game1 in your program folder.

    Rating criteria: Lover rounds:
    • Project funkcitonality - max. 10 points
    • Project originality - max. 10 points
    • Graphic appearance - max. 10 points
    • Ingenuity and interaktivity - max. 10 points
    In case of a tie, it will take a better ranking program with a smaller file size bzip (zip).
    Final round:
    • Overall impression of the program - max. 10 points
    • Program presentation - max. 10 points
    • Responses to inquiries - max. 10 points

    Limitations in the contest:
    • Every contestant or team can send only one project.
    • The maximum size of contest BZIP or ZIP file is 5 MiB. (1 MiB = 1 048 576 bytes)

    Notice.
    The contest organizer reserves the right, in the smooth course interest, to update this proposition (date and place of the semifinal and final, prizes, accomodation etc.), do not announce first place, cancel some category (when not enough contestants) or cancel the whole contest.
    Please, follow up current information on this page carefully.

    All information exchange between organizers and contestants (including sending the contest projects) will be entirely through the internet. The only authoritative information are those presented on this page. That mean they are above all other information, published in the press, radio, television or on the web pages of other companies or institutions.
    If you have any problem or question, please  send a message.