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 https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/admin/Files/CSHistoryCompOnePager_20210920134309.pdf.
 

2021-2022 Competition Cycle

Announcement

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: http://bit.ly/ARCSHistCompRules

 

Theme

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.

Submission

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

 

Instructions: TBA

Submission Template: Blank Submission.zip

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-0459
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-682-0459
Lead Computer Science Specialist
501-682-5169
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor
501-682-5246
Office of Computer Science Policy Development Coordinator
501-682-0459