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The inaugural CSforGood Competition in 2019-20 was a huge success!  Thank you to all the schools and teams who participated!


The 2020-21 competition will kick off during CS Ed Week 2020 (December 7-13, 2020).

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s problem-solvers, innovators, and decision-makers.

How computer science is used and applied in the real world is a crucial part of learning computer science.  That is why Nextech has launched the inaugural Computer Science for Good (CSforGood) competition for Indiana K-12 students across elementary, middle, and high school. Working with a teacher sponsor, teams of 3-5 students can submit a project show how technology - either a software application, website or physical computing device - can be used to solve a problem in their school, community, or the world.

Through their efforts, participants will better understand some of the challenges that individuals face and inspire them to think more deeply about the role computer science can play in creating a more equitable and sustainable world.

Competition Requirements

One hope is that the CSforGood competition will spark discussions in Indiana classrooms about the role of technology in creating positive social change. With a little bit of prompting, we know students will quickly identify challenges faced by people in their school, neighborhood, city - or anywhere in the world - for which technology can be a contributing solution. The sky really is the limit; however, there are a few requirements.

  • Final projects must be submitted online.
  • The middle and high school divisions must have a fully functioning app, website, and/or physical computing solution. The submission must be a simulated prototype or fulling functioning solution.
  • The elementary division needs to have documentation to clearly articulate an app, website and/or physical computing solution. A simulated or real prototype is not required.
  • Additional submission requirements are addressed in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?  Email csforgood@nextech.org and a team member will get back to you.

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