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

2023-2024 Competition Cycle

Competition Rules and Preliminary Information

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


My Favorite Arkansas Festival: The Celebrations that Unite our Communities

Arkansas is chock full of fairs, festivals, events, shows, parades and festivities! We want to know about your local event, how it came to be, what it’s brought to your community and how it’s brought your community together! Though we’ve used the term “festival,” we welcome your interpretation of a major community event that has a historical significance in our state! That means community festivals, music festivals, craft shows, history days, and the list goes on. As always, we look forward to playing it. 


Submission information will be made available closer to the submission window opening April 1, 2024. The submission window will end at 11 p.m. April 10. Please be mindful of this proximity to the solar eclipse. We have extended the deadline to accommodate this event, and sponsors should take that in account when setting deadlines.

For more information, please contact:

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