STEM & STEAM

Music Coding Competition to Award Recording Kits, Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon is teaming up with Georgia Tech for a new competition to teach students how to remix music using code through its Amazon Future Engineer program.

Students will use Georgia Tech's EarSketch, a learn-to-code with music platform, to compose an original remix of recording artist Ciara's song "SET" for her latest album "Beauty Marks" using Python. The competition is open to high school students nationwide.

The top 100 finalists will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. The top 10 winners will get a PreSonus Audiobox 96 Studio and an invitation to Georgia Tech's Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in March 2020. The three grand prize winners will each receive an all-expenses paid trip to Amazon's headquarters in Seattle to be an "Amazon Future Engineer" for a day.

Students can now submit their creations until Jan. 20, 2020. Winners will be announced in February 2020.

More information on the competition is available on Amazon's Future Engineer website.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@1105media.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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