2016 Fall 1k Contest

Winners announced

1st Place: Barnsley Fern by Rocky

Judging Notes: This fractal code fits well under the space limit without much minification. The project is exceptionally smooth when run on desktop Java mode.

2nd Place (Math): Mandlebrot by Eric

Judging Notes: We're excited to see two math projects place in this 1k contest. Like the 1st place project, this was easy to interact with zoom in.

2nd Place (Game): Mini Cube by Ryan

Judging Notes: This 3d project is really clean and clear. We hope future versions can use the mouse as well, but this a keyboard only sketch.

A tiny code game/visualization competition!

Welcome to the KTBYTE 1k Contest for U.S. Middle + High School Students! This regularly occuring contest aims to support pre-college computer science education. Furthermore, this competition aims to promote creativity and design.

1k competitions use Processing.js and Processing 3.1 Java. Your application must work in both, and the application must max 1kb of code. Click on the pictures above to see past entrants.


We have 3 prizes

  1. $100 - Best Project under 1k
  2. $50 - 2nd Best Game under 1k
  3. $50 - 2nd Best Non-Game under 1k



Getting Started

Check out similar competitions such as the Java 4k competition or js1k javascript competition. You may even find the International Obfuscated C Code Contest useful for ideas on compressing code

Take a look at past projects at the showcase. Also take a look at projects done by the online community at openprocessing.org (includes college student and adults' projects)


Judges will consider four measures when ranking projects:

  1. The popularity of the submission according to votes (voting will begin after the submission deadline)
  2. The technical complexity of the submission
  3. The subjective appeal of the submission (including performance in the browser / other devices)
  4. The uniqueness of the submission