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Lt. Governor’s Coding Challenge

The Lt. Governor’s Coding Challenge is a statewide coding competition for Connecticut students.

The “Coding for Good” challenge is open to all students in Grades 3 through 12.  They can enter as individuals or as a team through their schools and through informal education partners such as the Girl Scouts, the Y’s, Girls Who Code Clubs and other after school programs. This challenge is inspired by the work of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls: Subcommittee on Education and STEAM. This Challenge would not be possible without the support of partners and sponsors. The challenge will begin accepting submissions later this month and they will be accepted until April 30th, 2021.

Connecticut students are encouraged to create applications designed to spread messages of positivity, tackle important issues or promote healthy habits. This year’s Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge includes three options for submission: concept challengeprototype challenge and development challenge. Students can work individually or as a team to submit to one challenge.

The Girl Scouts will be providing support through webinars and helpful videos, and would like to invite you to an informational meeting on Wednesday, March 3, at 10:30 a.m.  RSVP to Ellyn Savard at

This year, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz’s goal is to inspire, “more young women to pursue an education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields which will help us close the gender gap and pay gap”.  If you are interested in having students (both male and female) from your program participate or have any questions about the challenge, please sign up for one of their webinars  or send an email to for more information.