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Take the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge at your library

Photo of Sarah Roberts Library Officer, Onkaparinga Libraries

Challenge advocate Sarah Roberts

Library Officer, Onkaparinga Libraries

Use free digital access at your library to take part

All public libraries in South Australia offer free access to PCs and WIFI so get down to your local library with family and friends and use the free digital access to take part.

Want a bit of guidance?

Some libraries are running Commissioner’s Digital Challenge programs

If you would like some guidance to complete the Commissioner’s Digital Challenge, many South Australian libraries are offering after school sessions or school holiday programs to complete the Challenge and learn to speak Robot!

The following Digital Destination libraries are offering Commissioner’s Digital Challenge after school sessions and/or school holiday programs:

Are you a librarian?

There are two simple ways public libraries in South Australia can get involved to win prizes.

Want to run a Challenge program at your library?

You could win an Xbox One for your library.

Want to promote the Challenge at your library?

You could win the offline coding game Potato Pirates for your library (learn coding fundamentals in 30 minutes or less for ages 7 years +).

Libraries can run their own Commissioner’s Digital Challenge program.

Key Dates

The Challenge commences on 29 January 2019 and closes on 27 September 2019. All programs need to take place within this period.

Programs can be offered in the Term 1 or Term 2 school holidays or after school.


Every individual participant who submits their complete Coding Record Form online will be sent a personalised certificate of achievement from the Commissioner.

Libraries running programs are asked to encourage all individual participants to submit their online Coding Record Forms by 27 September 2019 so that they receive a certificate from the Commissioner.


Libraries wishing to run a program are asked to register for three reasons:

  1. So their details can be included on the Challenge website as a participating library.
  2. So they can be sent the exclusive ‘Official Commissioner’s Digital Challenge Destination’ Seal to display in their library and on their social media.
  3. So they can be in the running for rewards. Terms and conditions apply – refer to our full terms and conditions.

    Libraries complete this form to let the public know you are running a program.

    We will refer to this person as the library’s ‘Challenge coordinator’

    Libraries complete this form to be in the running for a prize

    Anonymous testimonial (can be 35 words or less or in pictorial form) from a child who took part. Please do not include photographs or other information that could identify individual children. The entries judged most creative and/or insightful and/or compelling will win digital rewards – Conditions apply – full terms and conditions on Challenge website.

    Closing date for entries is 15 October 2019.

    Entries will be judged on the basis of the detail of the program and the 35 word quote.

    Entries will be judged by the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

    Judging will take place between 16 October and 20 November 2019.

    Multiple entries for the same library are permitted – one per program run.

    Refer to full terms and conditions here.

Libraries can promote the Challenge using our free material

To promote the Challenge at your library, simply print and display or share any of our free downloadable graphics in your library or on your social media.

The Challenge goes live on 29 January 2019 and closes on 27 September 2019.

Poster (A4)

(1MB, PDF)

Poster (A3)

(PDF, 1MB)

Banner Graphic

(PNG, 3MB)

LED Screen graphic

(PNG, 537KB)

Social media assets

(PNG, 533KB)

Win prizes for promoting the Challenge

The most creative libraries win Potato Pirates – the award-winning card game that teaches coding to children aged 7 years+.
Promote the Challenge and do the following:

Email the Promoter a pic of your library’s promotional efforts to


Post a pic of your library’s promotional efforts to Facebook, liking the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Facebook page and tag @ccypsa ( to be in the running for prizes.


Make sure you submit your pic by 15 October 2019 to be in the running!

Challenge Supporters

Proudly Supported By

Microsoft logo
Australian Information Industry Association logo
EWS - Education Web Solutions logo
Grok Learning logo
Public Libraries Service of South Australia
Scouts logo
Girl Guides logo
Children’s University logo
Thinkfun Games logo
Wade’s World
JB HIFI logo
Digital Technologies Hub
CS Unplugged logo
MakeCode logo
Computer Science Education Research Group logo
Code Club Australia logo
Code Like a Girl logo
Advanced Technology Program
Australian Computing Academy logo
National Computer Science School logo
Onkaparinga Libraries logo
The Hartley Institute logo
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We respectfully acknowledge and celebrate the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout South Australia and we pay our respects to their Elders – and to past, present and future generations of their children and young people.

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