The 7th edition of the Karel Challenge, the programming competition open to everyone and organized annually by Codelearn, will take place from May 2 to June 3. However, as in recent years, there will also be an online format of this programming competition so that everybody can participate from anywhere in the world. The Karel Challenge Online will start on June 5 and will end on July 1. Are you ready for a new challenge?

Karel Challenge is a game / eSport that tests participants’ speed, strategy and correctness when programming. Its main goal is to spread coding and computational thinking among children and young people and to do so in a fun and exciting way. Regarding Codelearn students, only those who have finished Chapter 2 of Karel’s adventure can participate in the Karel Challenge, but you can also sign up for the competition although you are not a student of our programming after-school program – just keep in mind that you will need some programming skills.

Participants will have to lead a virtual robot – called Karel – through different scenarios where they will have to overcome obstacles and grab objects, complete the mission of each scenario and reach the exit before the rivals. Each game will have a specific start time and players must be prepared within the game at the set time, which can be consulted on the platform using the competition calendar. When the time comes and the game is activated, codes can be sent.


June 5: start of the competition
June 18: end of the first phase
June 21-28: there will be two daily games every afternoon (CET), except on Saturdays and Sundays, which games will be played at noon (12h CET)
July 1: final-16 and Final Four


Winner: Google Pixel 7 + 30.000 points
2nd, 3rd and 4th: 20.000 points
5th to 16th: 10.000 points
17th to 48th: 5.000 points


Codelearn students: you can enroll on the platform, “Games and Activities”.

General Public: you can make your registration through this link.