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Bay Diesel

35th Annual Great Computer Challenge

Senior Competition (grades 6-12) - March 7, 2020
Deadline - January 24, 2020 
Late fee applies after January 24; however, no registration will be accepted after February 5, 2020.

Junior Competition (grades K-5) - May 2, 2020
Deadline - March 20, 2020
Late fee applies after March 20; however, no registration will be accepted after April 1, 2020.


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 http://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, 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 2020 - February 5, 2020
Junior 2020 - April 1, 2020
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.

NEW FROM 2020:

Level 2 - Visual Programming/Block Coding Using Scratch

INTERNET DETAILS SENIOR: Level 3 & 4 Desktop Publishing, Desktop Presentations, and Graphic Design - Wireless Capability is optional to access additional clipart, use web or server based software, or to download sponsor logos (WHRO, ODU, C.I.I., Bay Diesel). All other categories are prohibited from using the internet during the competition.

INTERNET DETAILS JUNIOR: Level 1 Desktop Publishing, Level 2 Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, and Desktop Presentations:  Wireless Capability is optional to access additional clipart, use web or server based software, or to download sponsor logos (WHRO, ODU, C.I.I., Bay Diesel). Level 2 Internet Scavenger Hunt will have computers, printer and Internet provided by ODU. All other categories are prohibited from using the internet during the competition.