Johnny Key

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Governor's All-Region and All-State Coding Competition

The second annual All-Region and All-State Coding Competition sponsored by Verizon will be open to Arkansas public and private school students in grades 8-12 and homeschooled students born on or before August 1, 2004, and after August 1, 1999.

This Arkansas Department of Education webpage is the official location to find competition information including locations, dates, times, rules, registration process, updates and results.

Krista Bourne, president of the South Central Market for Verizon, presented Gov. Asa Hutchinson a $40,000 contribution to sponsor the competition. Verizon contributed $50,000 for the second year of the competition.

2017-18 All-Region Competition

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018


  • Check In 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Competition Event: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Regional Locations

  • Regional events will be held simultaneously at 16 regional locations around the state (all Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives and one location within Pulaski County). 
  • Teams will receive confirmation of competition location through their certifying principal by January 31, 2018.

Regional Contest Rules



All-State Competition

Registration to the state competition is by invitation only

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Competition Location: Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR

State Contest Rules


Competition Sponsors




Last updated on December 9, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3386

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