Computer Science Contest

TCEA and the TA/CS SIG are proud to announce the TCEA 2020-2021 State Virtual Computer Science Contest.

Due to the circumstances affecting education this year, we are taking the computer science contest virtual!

The TCEA Computer Science Contest is a competition for secondary students. Teams of three, representing their school, work to solve real-world programming problems. By using critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving, along with other 21st century skills, teams challenge each other to take it to the next level. This competition is for advanced and novice teams alike.


State Contest Date and Registration Information

Contest Date: April 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm (CST)

Registration: March 1 – April 16, 2021

Registration fee: $50 per team

Contest Virtual Platform: HackerRank

Tentative Schedule:

5:30 pm Check-in
6:00 pm Welcome, Instructions, and Q&A
6:15 pm Contest
8:30 pm Results


**Registration payments or purchase orders must be received by the date of the contest or the team will not be able to participate.

Getting Started

The sponsor must have an active TCEA Membership and all team members must sign a release form.

Teams will need a laptop computer with a Java IDE installed as well as HackerRank.


Sponsors will need HackerRank IDs, team names and student names when registering.

2020-2021 Contest Resources

Policy for Changes and Cancellations

TCEA accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and school purchase orders (POs) for payment. Purchase orders must include the following information: registrants’ names, a breakdown of coverage, a dollar amount for each item, and a total amount the purchase order.

Payment or purchase order must be received for your game materials (i.e. game pieces and mats) to ship.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the date of the contest, or your team(s) will not be able to participate.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be made in writing via email to [email protected] no later than five days before the contest. Cancellations received by the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline, but before the contest, will receive a refund, less a $25 cancellation fee, per team. After the event has taken place, no refunds will be given.

Refund Policy
If you registered with a purchase order, your purchase order will be charged the cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed after the event has taken place.

Changes to Registration
Changes in registration may only be made via email to [email protected]. The email must include the sponsor’s name and a list of items to be changed. A confirmation email will be sent to the registrant once changes are made.

Responsible Party
Regardless of the situation, it is the responsibility of the individual registrant to pay any balance that was not paid for by the employer, including cancellation charges.

 Registration Payment
Send registration payments and :

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 512 476 8574 

Mailing Address:
TCEA Registration
P.O. Box 18507
Austin, Texas 78760

 Physical Address (for overnight payments)
TCEA Registration
3100 Alvin Devane Blvd.
Bldg. B
Austin, Texas 78741

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