2022-2023 MakeX Spark Online Competition· 2nd Match

Sustainable cities and communities

Project submission period: Oct. 07th 00:00 – Oct. 22nd 18:00 UTC+8

Please follow the participation instructions for your first time.








What is MakeX Spark?

MakeX Spark is an innovation competition program for young people aged 6-13. In 2021, it reached more than 60 cities in 25 countries around the world, covering 450 schools and involving 1500 students.
The competition includes online and onsite event formats. Contestants are encouraged to use a variety of materials to design and build their projects. Through project-based learning, contestants boost their imagination and creativity, and combined with critical thinking and research of a real-world issue, contestants are improving their cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills. Also, the contestants’ skills in expression, collaboration, and cooperation can be enhanced through project demonstration.

Sustainable cities and communities


The theme of this match is sustainable cities and communities. Cities are growing at an unprecedented rate. Rapid urbanization poses huge challenges, including increasing slum populations, rising air pollution, inadequate infrastructure and services and uncontrolled urban sprawl, all of which increase the vulnerability of cities to disasters. Creating sustainable cities and communities can be considered in terms of better housing facilities, more accessible transport systems and better public amenities. Contestants shall construct the project based on the theme of ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’ using hardware and programming.

Why Join MakeX Spark?

     Project-based creative design program

Unlike most robotics or coding competition, it also requires creativity, design-thinking and presentation, working as a complete project circle.

     Have all-round development

You will get a comprehensive development by using logical thinking and innovation to design solutions for a real-world problem and demonstrating it to others.

     A fun solution to distance learning

It gives you an opportunity to study at home and have great fun while creating and learning.

     Experience the joy of sharing

You are encouraged to showcase your project in the global community and share your experience in the online awarding ceremony!

     Compete virtually and submit online

You are free to complete your project anywhere and submit it online.

     Attend basic Workshops

The training workshops or webinars organized by MakeX will be open to all participating teams, with a variety of interesting and practical topics.

What They Say?

“I was not so convinced that our students could be able to participate in the competition after 3 months of intensive training. And I thought competitions or winning is not that important to them, but I was wrong. When they need to design, construct, and present their work at the end of the project, they surprised me by their commitment and creativity.”

Laura Wu
Mentor from STEM@IT


“We had quite problems with organization, because of the pandemic. Older students don’t have classes in school so we had to collaborate online. There was no problem with theory and discussing ideas, but when we had to do the practice part, there were a bit of hiccup. Some of them managed, some didn’t. But idea and preparation will stay with them for some other competition with the similar theme.”

Zeljko Udovcic
Mentor at C.H.A.O.S.

“MakeX is a terrific teaching material for young students to develop coding creativity and experience. MakeX which has much better quality than any others in the market makes students highly concentrate on their projects. The best point we learned is that coding education should be to stimulate students’ interest, not just cramming something to their brain.”

Excellent Organization



Publish & Submit Project
Project Assessment
Results Publicity


Online Awarding

What You Can Get?

STEAM Report

Contestants are evaluated on five dimensions of performance.

* Include creative thinking,electronic technology,programming ability,design ability and communication skills.

Each dimension is made up of 1-2 subdimensions


Professional Judge Panel

Judge panel of the MakeX Spark Online Competition consists of judges, senior judges and expert judges.
All the project assessment work will be online. Each project is scored by several judges, and the disputed projects will be sent to the senior judges.

Expert Judges

André Bresges

Prof. Dr. André Bresges is director of the Institute of Physics Education, the University of Cologne.

He currently researches the application of digital media in science education and the use of Learning Management Systems for K-12 and higher education. He is part of the Committee for Educational Technology in the American Association for Physics Teacher (AAPT).

Khaled Eskaf

Dr. Khaled is the Assistance Professor of Intelligent Systems, College of Computing & Information Technology, Canada. He got Ph.D in computer science from Salford University- UK.

His Research is related to the development and evaluation of novel intelligent and visualization systems that involve the digital signals and images using artificial intelligent techniques and pattern recognition.

Nasharuddin Zainal

Dr. Nasharuddin Zainal is a lecturer in Computer & Communication Engineering at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering,The National University of Malaysia.

He received Ph.D in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is a professional Engineer registered with the Malaysian Board of Engineers, a senior member of the IEEE and a registered Member with the Malaysian Institute of Engineers.

Shuaiqi Meng

Mr. Shuaiqi is an associate professor and senior engineer; former R&d director of Multimedia Division of Tsinghua Electric Power Simulation Laboratory.

He obtained 1 national utility model patent and 7 software copyrights, with 16 years of experience in programming teaching, software development and management, and rich experience in innovation education and STEAM course design.

Fei Liu

Dr. Fei is graduated from The College of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, National University of Defense Technology,with doctor degree of engineering, research focusing on robot control.

Since 2004, he has participated in many RoboCup international and domestic high-level competitions as the chairman of the organizing committee. He is also the Head referee of 2016-2019 VEX Robot Asian Open.

Lei Wang

Mr. Lei is the former director of Innovation Project of Peking University Maker Practice Education Center, member of Global Youth Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Competition, and head of EwC-Entrepreneur World Cup China.

He is engaged in student innovation and entrepreneurship practice education for many years and won the Innovation Practice Award of Peking University for two consecutive years.

* Displayed in no particular order.

Want to Join the Judge Panel?

Previous Excellent Projects

Your Journey Through MakeX Spark

2023 MakeX World Championship

Young All-rounder Award winners will advance to 2023 MakeX World Championship.

Special Award winners are eligible to apply for the 2023 World Robot Contest.
Rules Guide
Click the Rules Guide for details

Project Submission Guide

STEP 1 : Publish Project

Each team should create the project based on the theme, and publish the project in mBlock community along with the picture and video.

>> Watch the video of Publish Project

STEP 2 : Submit Project & Poster

After publishing the project, each team should choose the project, fill in personal information, upload the poster and finish the submission during the valid period.

<< Watch the video of Submit Project & Poster

Details & Regulations

Participation Requirements

1. Team member:
1-2 contestant(s)
1-2 mentor(s)

2. Age:
Contestant: 6-13 years old
Mentor:18 years old and above

3. Each team can only publish one project to participate in a single match.
4. Mentor shall guide and supervise the students to carry out safe construction operation and tool use during the event.

Project Requirements

1. Project should be created around the theme of the event and should submit before the deadline.
2. Each team must publish original and non-adapted project.
3. The submitted project shall cover the following contents:
1) Project program
2) Project Introduction ( The whole project is generally 700 to 900 words long, without exceeding 2000 words )
3) 3 or more clearly visible photos of project ( support GIF, JPG, PNG format, and the size of a single one should not exceed 10M )
4) 1 complete demo video ( support MP4 and MOV formats, with single storage no more than 200M )
5) Project Poster

Recommended Equipments

Recommended equipments are shown as follows. If you want to buy any equipment, please contact the local distributor or MakeX Committee: makex_overseas@makeblock.com.


If you have any questions, please scan the QR Code or click the above link to join the MakeX Spark Group on Skype.

Project Gallery

Projects will be displayed after project submission.


Thank you to all the contestants and mentors for joining the 2023 MakeX Spark Online Competition-2nd Global Competition. The final result is listed below. The award certificates and score reports will be sent to each contestant via email within a month. Those who are not awarded on the list will also get the participation e-certificate. Any questions please contact us via makex_overseas@makeblock.com

Thanks to the judging panel who put a lot of effort into this competition. They are (in no particular order): Youssef Osman, Mikael Timotius Kenny, Mohammed Alnuwaiser, Jomar Cruz, Krittaphat Monaiyakool, Cheng, Kwok Wai, MALIJAN Girlie, Lo Heung Kwong John, Dr Nasharuddin Zainal.


Young All-rounder

Each winning team will receive one unit of mbot2. Each team member will receive one medal and an e-certificate.









Award lists
  • Ecosorter – Ziyad Farrukh
  • Eco-counter – Lisa Lee
  • Sea Turtle Hero II – Tipthanatch Srikajonlap



Excellent Mentor

Each awarded mentor will receive one unit of CyberPi Educational Competition Kit and an e-certificate.








Award lists
  • Chaewon Lim
  • Taegi Ryu
  • Syed Bilal Hassan

Excellent Organization

Each awarded organization will receive one unit of mbot2 and an e-certificate.


Award lists
  • Beyond Coding
  • Tinker Bell Labs
Special Awards

Young Innovator

Young Designer

Young Engineer

Best Demonstration

Award lists
  • Eco-Dual Axis Solar Tracker Bot – Ethan Andrei Jalbuna and Mary Louvainne Tamayo
  • Recycley – Jane Shin / Zoe Cho
  • e-Bus Bot 2.0 – Jamil John Tijam and Rejanna Laurice Janolino
  • Eco- aqua cleaner – Seoin Kang / Taehoo Kim
  • 3 ways to save the earth – Hoya Yoon / Lucy Yoon
  • Trash Clearing Belt – Andy Park, Iron Lee
  • The planting robot – Jay Shim
  • TER(Trash Eating Robot) – Yejoon Kum
  • Smart Trash Can – Sua Song, Sunwoo Hae
  • plant-friendly shoes – Siwoo Song
  • Alligator Robot – Yugeon Chang
  • Blind Support Robot – Dongeon Kim
  • Firefighter robot – Jaemin Park / William Kim
  • Relief_Rover_Abdur_Rehman – Abdur Rehman Fawad
  • Automatic recycler – Junsung Lee
  • Weather Pot – Joseph Lee, Yuha Kwon
  • Pink Panda – Chutikan Monaiyakool
  • CleanCity Reward System – Zoya Zubair
  • EcoSweep – Shawn kim
  • Green Space Mapper – Enaya Ali Syed & Syed Ali Hassan
  • Intelligent Road Crossing Signals – Hirankrit Srikham
  • AQUABOT 4.0: A Floating Trash Collector Bot – Jamich Emmanuel Turao and Hans Nathaniel Golingan
  • MX_GALVBOT- Dylan Baik
  • SMART TRASH BIN- Daniel Lee
  • Eco-CCARE BOT 2.0 – Iven James Gonzales and Muhammad Eisa Espinosa
  • Green Space – Christopher Han
  • Plastic and Glass Recycling Machine – Hyun Jun Kang & Kyung Jun Kang
  • Smart Aqua Flower Pot – Felix Jeong
*Above each special awarded winner will receive an E-certificate.

Hosted by: MakeX Robotics Competition Committee

Organizer: Shenzhen Makeblock Co.,Ltd