Gannon Invites High School Students to Enter Programming Contest

Posted: January 24, 2013

Gannon University invites high school students to make submissions to its annual Computer Programming Contest.

Entries must be submitted by Feb. 17. Cash prizes will be awarded: $300 for first place, $150 for second place, $100 for third place, and $50 for honorable mention.

Gannon University’s computer and information science department sponsors the contest to encourage students to learn more about programming and develop their skills.

Entries can be written in Visual Basic, C++, Java, or other high-level programming languages as long as they are executable on a PC running a Linux or Windows operating system. Games are acceptable as entries.

Students can enter individually or as a team as long as they have a sponsoring teacher from their high school. There is no cost to enter.

All students who enter must include with their submission their address, phone number, email address, school information, and the name and contact information for the sponsoring teacher. All entries also must include clear technical documentation, including the problem the program is designed to solve, instruction of program installation and deployment, and operation instruction.

Judging criteria includes functionality, design style, user interface and graphic interaction, completeness of documentation, and percentage of self-developed code.

Complete rules and contest information are available here. For more information, contact the Gannon University computer and information science department at 814-871-7126.