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Applied Computing Foundation hosts several global competitions throughout the year to promote technology, creativity, collaboration, teamwork, and even healthy ambition. Some contests expect rigorous submittal requirements (ideal for high school students), while some are more informal and fun-oriented (suitable for middle school or younger kids). Find the one that suits you best, and participate with us!

P.S.: We also have prizes for most of these contests; you can participate in as many as you like! Sweet?

2023 Calendar

Timeline
Event
Description
More Info
Oct. 20, 2023
Scratch Sustainability Summit
A yearly summit through which we inspire environmental awareness and provide a platform for Gen Z Scratch coders and impactors to portray creativity.
https://appliedcomputing.wixsite.com/sssevent
Jan. 3 - Jun. 25, 2023
Future Impact Challenge
An International Teen Tech Entrepreneurship Competition Hosted from the Silicon Valley for middle and high school students aged 13 - 19, to promote sustainable innovation.
https://www.fic.applied-computing.org/
Mar. 2023, Nov. 2023
SVTTT
Silicon Valley Teen Tech Talks features workshops and mentoring sessions by global technical innovators and Gen Z ambassadors.
https://www.svttt.org/
Jul. 2023
Startup Teams Open House
A golden opportunity for current start-up teams to connect with ACF start-up team alum who are proud members of our community and who love mentoring the new generation!
https://www.applied-computing.org/teen-startups
Aug. 2023
Macathon
Stepping away from the restriction of one themed app per month, this is an opportunity to work on your favorite open project while competing for prizes.
https://mac.applied-computing.org/
Late Aug., 2023
FLL Team Tryout
Participants excelling in the tryout will be placed in the FLL team.
https://www.firstlegoleague.org/
Sep. 2023
Game Impact Challenge
A fantastic opportunity for all Pygame teams (as well as non-ACF teams) to be able to present their games live, host game nights, as well as a fun celebration week for ALL.
https://appliedcomputing.wixsite.com/gameimpact
Monthly
Eco Hero Chess Tournament
An online tournament where players play a chess game designed to raise awareness about climate change and pollution.
https://www.ecohero4u.org/
Bi-annually
Scratch Demo Day
An opportunity for all our Scratch game-developers to be able to share their games with a passionate global community and learn from each other.
Quarterly
Pygame Demo Day
An opportunity for all our Pygame teams to be able to share their games with a passionate community and learn from each other.
Monthly
Monthly App Challenge
Creating a platform for students and adults, especially from underrepresented groups in STEM, to apply their theoretical coding knowledge in real-world applications.
https://mac.applied-computing.org/
Quarterly
Coach Mentoring
A career mentoring session for our community of brilliant Code Coaches, who will get an opportunity to get coached by senior industry expert ACF Coaches.
https://www.applied-computing.org/careers
TBD, in winter
Holiday-themed Competition
Coming Soon
TBD
Hackathon
Coming Soon

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