Contest Information

The annual University of Arkansas High School Programming Contest, hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering and sponsored by Acxiom, JB Hunt and the U of A student chapter of ACM will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019.


Limited funding is available for travel costs related to attending HSPC 2019. Teams registered for the contest may apply for financial assistance to defray costs related to travel, meals, and lodging. Priority for making awards will be determined by available funds, the order requests are received, distance from contest, and need.

To apply, please send email to Brandy Meridith at:, and provide details regarding your school, teams, travel plans, and specific needs. We will contact all applicants as to grant award decision as soon as feasible.

The 2019 University of Arkansas High School Programming Contest brings talented students to campus for an exciting problem solving and programming event.  Our problems will challenge the competitors to use their problem solving abilities and programming skills in the C, C++, or Java programming languages.

The event will be held at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus on March 9, 2019 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  The registration deadline is February 8, 2019. There is no registration cost to participate! The event includes a continental breakfast as well as a “pizza style” lunch. There will be prizes awarded!

Here’s a news story about our 2017 contest: KNWA article .

We are looking forward to seeing contestants this year!