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ACM/CSTA 2020 Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing

  • The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing is designed to recognize talented high school students intending to continue their higher education in the areas of computer science or technology. The program seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.

    The Award
    Up to four winners will be selected annually and will receive:

    -a $10,000 scholarship (administered through the financial aid department at the university the student will attend)
    -an expense-paid trip to the CSTA Annual Conference in July (to receive the award)
    -recognition on CSTA and ACM's websites

    Eligibility Requirements
    To apply for the Cutler-Bell prize, you must:

    -Live in the United States
    -Be a graduating high school senior at an accredited school
    -Plan to continue studying computer science
    -Create an original computational artifact (e.g., program)

    Application & Review
    Students must develop an original computational artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. See previous winners to learn about the types of projects selected.

    The application includes:
    -Description of your project and development (two essays of <1,000 words each)
    -Project source code and executable file
    -Short video showing and describing the project (2-5 minutes)
    -Consent form (under 18, over 18)

    A group of educators will review all submissions and judge the project's ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and the student's desire to further computer science as a discipline.

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