CSforGood Competition Details

Nextech is sponsoring a CSforGood computer science competition for Indiana elementary, middle, and high school students.

To enter the competition, students will submit a project using technology – either an app, website, or a physical computing solution – to solve a problem in school or their community (city or town).

Final submissions due

November 2, 2021.

Submissions open soon.

Requirements

Part One: Each submission must include a brief description (max 350 characters) on what the project is and how it solves the CSforGood problem.

Part Two: Each submission must include a short narrative (no more than 2 pages) on the process that your team followed in order to create your project. It should address the following: explains the process that your team used to come up with the idea/project, how is this project using computer science for good and solving a problem in your community or society, and what roles did each person on the team play in the process.

Part Three: Each submission must include a video demonstrating the project. It does not have to be high quality (e.g., shooting on a smartphone is perfectly acceptable). The video should be no more than 10 minutes.

Student Resources

No matter your age or experience, we want you to have all the resources you need to confidently participate in CSforGood. Here are just a few of our favorite resources. Can’t find what you need? No problem. Just do a quick Internet search and you will find an unending list of resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nextech’s mission is to create equitable access to computer science curriculum and experiences for all K-12 Indiana students. Learn more.
A team must have the following:
  • Teams must consist of 3-6 students from the same division (K-5, 6-8, or 9-12).
  • Students must be residents of Indiana and their school must be located in Indiana.
  • Each team must be sponsored by a teacher from their school. The teacher does not have to be a Nextech partner teacher nor a computer science teacher.
No. A student is limited to being part of one team.
Yes. A school can submit projects from multiple teams, but each individual team can only submit once.
A team must solve a CSforGood problem in their school or community (city or town) using an app, website, a physical computing solution or a prototype (digital or paper).
  • The K-5 division needs to have a fully functioning paper prototype of app/website or a physical computer solution prototype. A simulated or real prototype is not required.
  • The 6-8 and 9-12 divisions must have a fully functioning app, website, physical computing solution and/or a prototype.
The following must be included and submitted by November 2, 2021:
  • Team details (names, grades, school, teacher sponsor, project name, other details)
  • A short narrative (no more than 2 pages) on the process that the team took to develop the solution. It should address the following:
    • Explain the process that your team use to come up with the project.
    • How is this project meeting the CSforGood criteria and solving a problem in your community or society?
    • What roles did each person on the team play in the process?
  • Show/Demonstrate your project solution.
    • Upload a video demonstrating your solution. It does not have to be high quality (e.g., shooting on a smartphone is perfectly acceptable). The video should be no more than 10 minutes. The submission of the recording will be the team’s responsibility.

November 2, 2021

The top four teams from each division will be invited to the Nextech CSforGood Celebration on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, which is during Computer Science Education Week. We will notify the teachers whether or not they are finalist by November 15, 2021.
Each winning team member will be awarded $200 worth of their choice of tech gear and teacher sponsors will receive $1,000 in tech for their classroom