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Looking for a fun way to engage your students in STEM while developing their teamwork and presentation skills? We are delighted to announce an international competition in partnership with Prister!

Competition Details

A gif showing 3 students controlling Marty the Robot in a school

The Global Marty Challenge has been designed with Prister to inspire creativity and spark imagination in students across the world. 

The Challenge:

Students are challenged to work collaboratively in teams to choreograph a dance for their Martys to their choice of music. The students will then present and discuss their code via video submission. They will be scored based on creativity, presentation skills and quality of the code. 

The Details:

The competition will be split between two age groups, Upper Primary/Elementary and Lower Secondary/Middle School (see challenge levels below) in schools in Hong Kong, the USA and the UK. The semi-finals will be held virtually in February 2024.

Competition Benefits

Junior Challenge

Age 8-11

Using MartyBlocks

  • Upper Primary/Elementary
  • England: Year 4-6
  • Scotland: P5-P7
  • USA: 3rd-5th Grade
  • Hong Kong: Primary 4-6

Intermediate Challenge

Age 11-14

Using MartyBlocks

  • Lower Secondary/Middle School
  • England: Year 7-9
  • Scotland: S1-S3
  • USA: 6th-8th Grade
  • Hong Kong: Secondary 1-3

Senior Challenge

Age 11-14

Using Python

  • Lower Secondary/Middle School
  • England: Year 7-9
  • Scotland: S1-S3
  • USA: 6th-8th Grade
  • Hong Kong: Secondary 1-3


Competition TImeline

Challenge Rules:

  • 2 – 4 students per group
  • 2- 6 Martys per group
  • Each team can only submit one video
  • Each student can only join one group

How To Enter:

  • Submit a video of 1 minute – 1 minute 30 seconds (Dance) + 1 minute (Presentation) to total no more than 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • File Type: MP4
  • Ratio: 16:9 (Horizontal)
  • File Size: Maximum 2GB

A Message from our CEO:

I never tire of witnessing Marty being used in the classroom, and the joy on children’s faces as they program Marty is incredibly rewarding. The Global Marty Challenge has been designed with the advantages of competitive robotics in mind: teamwork, programming skills, and critical thinking. Its aim is to help students recognize that engineering can be both creative and fulfilling.

I’m absolutely thrilled to review everyone’s submissions, and I am delighted to offer the winning team ten Martys for their school, along with a mentoring session to provide guidance on pursuing careers in STEM, robotics, and embarking on their entrepreneurial journeys.

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Haven’t tried Marty yet? Robotical is loaning Marty the Robot to schools for no-obligation, two-week trials.