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37th Annual Great Computer Challenge

Registration for the Great Computer Challenge 2022 is OPEN!

It was our intent to return to the campus of Old Dominion University to hold the 37th Annual GCC.  However, due to current health guidelines and the university’s COVID-19 policies, that is not possible. 

This year's competition will be held virtually using Zoom.  Teams may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  We may need to limit the number of teams a school can register in categories that normally allow multiple teams.  Once we have reached the deadline, we will allow multiple teams if spaces are available.  Due to limitations, some of the normal categories will not be offered.  Categories may also be eliminated if participation minimums are not met.  If so, teams registered for any eliminated categories may have the opportunity to compete in a different category. 

Cybersecurity Challenge will be held on March 19, however, all other categories will be held on May 14.  Results in this competition will be highlighted at the GCC Awards Ceremony on May 14th.  

We thank you for your understanding as we try to navigate this difficult situation in hopes to be able to safely host the annual Great Computer Challenge!

Cybersecurity Competition (only) - March 19, 2022  (Registration Deadline - February 4, 2022) 
No registration will be accepted after February 9, 2022.

GCC Competition - May 14, 2022  (Registration Deadline - March 25, 2022) 
No registration will be accepted after March 30, 2022.


There are several steps to the registration process.  PLEASE READ!

  1. Fill out the Great Computer Challenge Worksheet for each team. Do a "Save As" for each team if you have more than one team. This is optional.  It is an easy way for you to gather all of the data needed. 
  2. Once your worksheet is complete, please fill out the same information on the Online Registration Form. We really need the online form completed!  One team per submission. You can copy and paste most of the data right over to the form.   (If you have multiple teams to submit,  please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your basic data such as your school, address, coach, phone, etc. and we will email you a link to with the pre-filled data.)
  3. Please mail or email a copy of the Worksheet with payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or WHRO/CII, 5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508. If you are paying by credit card, please list it on the worksheet and mail or email it in or pay here education.whro.org/gccpayment.
  4. Questions or comments?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Call Us at or 757.889.9365, 866.559.2353 

Registration Fee
You must be a C.I.I. Member or C.I.I. Service Participant to participate in the Great Computer Challenge. If you are not a member and would like to find out how to become a member, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Levels 1-3

  • $45 (C.I.I. Member)
  • $85 (C.I.I. Service Participant)
  • $50 late fee/team postmarked or submitted online after registration deadlines

Level 4

  • $55 (C.I.I. Member)
  • $95 (C.I.I. Service Participant)
  • $50 late fee/team postmarked or submitted online after registration deadlines

What is the cancellation policy? A full refund will be issued up until the following dates:
Cybersecurity competition (only) - February 9, 2022
GCC competition  - March 30, 2022
Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you need to cancel your team registration. After these dates, no refund will be issued.