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High School Programming Contest

After careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to cancel the High School Programming Contest that is taking place November 4, 2020.

The 27th Annual K-State High School Programming Contest, sponsored by the department of computer science, will be held November 6th, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center


Registration Google Forms


Please use this link, fill it out, and then we will create a new login for you to have for the new HSPC System.

The contest is open to all high school students. Each team will consist of up to four students and only 1 laptop per team. In order that beginners as well as more experienced programmers may compete, there will be two divisions: a beginning division consisting of students who have completed at most one semester of programming and have no more than one year programming experience, and an advanced division open to all high school students. Because different schools use different types of machines and different programming languages in their instruction, teams must provide their own computers and software. Any programming language may be used for the contest.

Solutions to the contest problems will require numerical calculations, simple string manipulation, and logical decisions. The main difference between the two divisions will be in the complexity of the programming logic required to solve the problems. For example, more use of nested loops will be required to solve some advanced division problems. Also, doubly dimensioned arrays may be needed to solve advanced problems, whereas singly dimensioned arrays should be sufficient to solve the beginning problems.


If you have any questions please contact Kelly Bruna at kellybruna5@ksu.edu