16th Annual Seven Lakes Kickoff Classic

The Historical Kickoff of the Texas High School Computer Science Programming Contest 2020-21 Season. Out of state and out of country participants are welcomed.

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Format – The problems will be Texas UIL Format. There will be a three-hour time limit for the 18-problem packet. Each program will be worth 60 points. The total number of possible points is 1080 points. The tiebreaker will be based on the time of the first correct submission of the last correct problem.

This will be an online contest running through HackerRank and can be found on hackerrank.com under the contests tab.

Participation Requirements: You must be a high school student, enrolled in a high school for the 2020-2021 calendar school year. You must be representing the school you are currently attending.

Coaches, here is registration page for your teams. You will need the students to sign up on HackerRank and also complete the registration page--> Registration Page

Languages – Java 8 or higher, Python 3, Scala (that’s for you, Dr. Lewis), Kotlin, C++, C#.


No prizes offered this year, however, you get local, state, national, and international bragging rights.


  • The creator of this contest is solely responsible for setting and communicating the eligibility requirements associated with prizes awarded to participants, as well as for procurement and distribution of all prizes. The contest creator holds HackerRank harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, costs, awards, settlements, orders, or fines.
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This contest has historically taken place at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, TX where a team consists of three students with only one computer between them and no extra keyboards, mice, or monitors spend two hours solving multiple problems. The team is not allowed to use any internet or mobile technology to solve the problem. It is just three programmers at one computer solving problems inside of two hours. Please try to honor the spirit of these rules when competing to see how you measure up against everyone else. For this contest, we have extend the time limit to three hours. Programmers can compete as individuals or as a team.

AS A TEAM If the team is in the same room, then only use one programmers HackerRank and one computer. If the team is working from Zoom or a similiar platform, then only use one programmers HackerRank for submission.

AS AN INDIVIDUAL A person can be a team of one. If this is the case, do not work with other people to solve the problem.

Registration Page


Each correct problem is worth 60 points. Tiebreaker we be based on the time of first correct submission of the last correct problem.

Sign up for 16th Annual Seven Lakes Kickoff Classic now.

Not a genuine coding contest?