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36th Annual Great Computer Challenge

GCC will only host one competition this year.  The competition will be held in a virtual setting.  Due to limits, we are not able to offer all of the usual categories.  We also need to limit the number of teams a school can register in categories that normally allow multiple teams.  Each category will have a minimum of three teams and a maximum of 10 teams.

Cybersecurity Challenge will not be held on the competition day.  As an alternative, we have partnered with the ODU School of Cybersecurity for the Cyber Ops Conference's National Cybersecurity Competition on April 16-17, 2021.  We encourage schools to register for the Cyber Ops Cybersecurity Competition.  Results of the CII Member teams entered in this competition will be highlighted at the GCC Awards Ceremony on May 15th.  Please fill out the following form to be notified when registration officially opens!  https://bit.ly/3pbUGct

Categories/Levels for GCC 2021 are as follows...

CAD - Level 4
Desktop Presentations - Levels 2-4
Desktop Publishing - Levels 2-4
Graphic Design - Level 4
Programming - Object-Oriented Business - Level 4

Junior (grades 3-5) & Senior (grades 6-12) Competitions - May 15, 2021
Deadline - March 26, 2021 
Late fee applies after March 26; however, no registration will be accepted after April 1, 2021.


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 2 & 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:
Senior 2021 - April 1, 2021
Junior 2021 - April 1, 2021
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.