Great Arkansas History Video Game Coding Competition

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the third year of the Great Arkansas History Video Game Coding Competition. Open to students in grades 4-8, the competition emphasizes storytelling, state history, and coding, and gives students the ability to use their coding abilities while supporting literary growth and expanding their knowledge of Arkansas history.
This Arkansas Department of Education webpage is the official location to find competition information including locations, dates, times, rules, registration process, updates and results.
Click the image above or here to watch a promotional video about the competition; in addition a promotional flyer is downloadable at

2021-2022 Competition Cycle


Commissioner's Memo announcing the competition.


Intent to Submit Form

Schools interested in having team submissions are encouraged, but not required, to fill out an intent to submit form, by January 1, 2022.


Competition Rules and Preliminary Information

Sponsors and others interested should read the competition rules and Preliminary Information found at:



My Favorite Arkansas Town 


This year, we invite you to tell us about what makes your favorite town special and interesting. It could be its founding, a local natural feature, an annual festival or anything that makes it unique and cool. Need some inspiration? Visit your library, your mayor, local parks, or industry. You don’t even have to live there, as long as it’s a great place in our great state. Because every place is unique, we expect any kind of game could be used. So get creative, flex those coding muscles (large or small), and tell us your town’s story. We look forward to playing it.


Window: Feb 21, 2022, through noon on Mar 4, 2022



Submission Template: Blank

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
State Director of Computer Science Education
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor