CBBC Controller Cheryl Taylor
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CBBC Head talks about Appsolute Genius competition

19 November 2014 Last updated at 07:42 GMT

A boy from Hampshire has won the CBBC Appsolute Genius competition to design a game that will be turned into a free app and released across the UK.

Newsround announced this morning that 12-year-old Alex had won with the competition judges saying his 'Escargot Escape Artistes' was humorous, exciting and showed a great imagination.

The competition ran alongside TV series, Appsolute Genius with Dick and Dom, which meets the geniuses whose ideas have shaped the world of coding and gaming.

Dick and Dom made a surprise visit to Alex's home to give him the news that he had won the competition and that his game will be released next year.

Martin asked the Head of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, why she decided to run the Appsolute Genius competition.