Feb 17, 2020 2020-02-17
The ProjectCSGIRLS competition encourages girls to develop projects that disrupt the present in a positive way. The contest’s aim is to create a community of creative, talented, and confident young women building the technologies that will shape the future. ProjectCSGIRLS is run by high school and college students from around the nation who are passionate about computer science and technology. The contest is open to middle school girls working alone or in teams with up to three members. Individuals and teams are not judged separately. The challenge is simple: build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of four themes: global health, a safer world, intelligent technology, and bridging inequalities. When they are satisfied with their project, participants will need to prepare and submit a technical report, as well as a video and blog post feature, on their project. A select number of participants will be named semifinalists and will move on to the next judging round. Of the semifinalists, 30 finalists will be selected to be in the running for national awards. The top five finalists will be named national winners, and of the national winners, the top three will be named grand-prize winners. In addition to an invitation to Washington, DC, for the national gala, national winners will receive electronics, gadgets, and other prizes. Between 10 and 15 honorable mentions will also be selected.
Deadlines: Registration is open until March 1, 2020. Registration is required to submit a project. (Early register is recommended for those who would like to request a mentor, as mentors will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.) Projects are due by April 15, 2020.