2018 Rules

The 2018 CAC rules are currently under review. The full rule book will be released June 4th. The following guidelines are valid for the 2018 CAC.

RULES — GENERAL OVERVIEW:

  • Students must be in middle or high school at the time of app submission.
    • Students may not participate after having graduated from high school.
  • A student may only compete once per year, in one district.
  • Students may compete in either:
    • the district in which they reside, or
    • the district in which they attend school.
  • Students are only eligible to compete in districts which are holding a Challenge.
  • Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four.
    • If competing as a team: at least two of the teammates must be eligible to compete within the district in which they are submitting.
  • No limits on application theme or topic.
  • Students can use any programming language (example: C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code”, etc).
  • Students may use any platform (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.)

TEAM CONFIGURATION ELIGIBILITY TABLE

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 4 lives/attends school in District B

✔   PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT A.

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District B
Teammate 4 lives/attends school in District C

✔   PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT A

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District B

✔   PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT A

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District A

✔   PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT A

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District B
Teammate 4 lives/attends school in District B

✔   PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT A or B.

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District B
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District C
Teammate 4 lives/attends school in District D

✕   This team is not eligible

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District B
Teammate 3 lives/attends school in District C

✕ This team is not eligible

Teammate 1 lives/attends school in District A
Teammate 2 lives/attends school in District B

✕ This team is not eligible.