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Participate, enjoy, learn!

Applied Computing Foundation hosts several global competitions to promote technology throughout the year, creativity, collaboration, teamwork, and even healthy ambition. Some of these competitions 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 sticks to you and compete with us!

P.S.: And oh, we have prizes for most of these contests, and you can participate in as many as you like.

Featured competitions

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2023 Calendar

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Jan. 3 - Jun. 1, 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.
Mar. 2023, Nov. 2023
Silicon Valley Teen Tech Talks features workshops and mentoring sessions by global technical innovators and Gen Z ambassadors
Jul. 2023
Startup Teams Open House
A golden opportunity for startup teams to be able to interact with each other, alumni startup teams who are a proud community member of ACF even after crossing its portal, and for aspiring startup members to ask questions.
Aug. 2023
Moving away from the barrier of one themed app per month, this an opportunity to work on your favourite open project, while winning prizes
Late Aug. 2023
FLL Team Tryout
Participants excelling in the tryout will be placed in the FLL team.
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 to relax, have fun, learn from industry mentors in game development, and network with each other, all while celebrating the spirit of gaming: which is to share joy and creativity!
Recurring monthly
Eco Hero Chess Tournament
An online tournament where players play a chess game designed to raise awareness about climate change and pollution.
Bi-annual (coming mid. Mar. 2023)
Scratch Demo Day
An opportunity for all our Scratch game-developers to be able to share their games with a passionate community, and learn from each other.
Quarterly (coming mid. Apr. 2023)
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.
Recurring monthly
Monthly App Challenge
Creating a platform for students and adults, especially from underrepresented groups in STEM, to apply their theoretical coding knowledge in building real-world applications.
Quarterly (coming Apr. 2023)
Coach Mentoring
A career mentoring session for our commnunity of brilliant Code Coaches, who will get an opportunity to get coached by senior ACF Coaches who are all industry experts from the Silicon Valley
TBD, in winter
Holiday-themed Competition
Coming Soon
Coming Soon
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