Annual Coded Self-Portrait Competition

2022 Theme: “On the Go!”: After being in lockdown for over a year, how are you getting back on the go? Whether it’s through hanging out with friends, sports, travel, or new beginnings, we’re prompting Code/Artists to seek inspiration from the idea of “moving forward”. 

Use the form below to submit your Coded Self-Portrait Project. Make sure to review the rubric and terms & conditions before submitting your project. Make sure to follow @codeartorg on social media for updates!

Submission Deadline: Feb. 18, 2022








New to Coding?

No problem! We welcome first-timers and are excited that you’re here. Check out our step-by-step tutorial to get started on coding your own self-portrait. In less than an hour, you can have a coded art piece to submit!

Please stop and read before submitting

This competition is for female-identifying or gender non-binary students in grades 3-12. Students must write a computer program to generate their self-portrait using processing.js or p5.js and provide provide a working link to view the artwork and the code.

Submission for this category MUST be a self-portrait to qualify. All design elements MUST be coded. No gifs, jpgs, pngs, images from any software’s image library or other graphic files can be part of your portrait to qualify. Written portions must answer the (4) prompted questions. 

Before starting make sure you have these items ready to go:

  • parent/guardian or teacher email (if under 18 years old) 
  • project URL
  • photo of yourself

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