The Hour of Code — prizes for every organizer

Every organizer wins a thank you gift-code

Every educator who hosts an Hour of Code for students will receive 10 GB of Dropbox space or $10 Skype credit as a thank you gift!

96 lucky classrooms win a video chat with a guest speaker!

96 lucky classrooms will be invited to join a video chat to celebrate the Hour of Code during December 8-14. Your students will be able to ask questions and chat with technology-industry leaders. Check out last year’s chats with Bill Gates, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Susan Wojcicki of Google and Gabe Newell of Valve.

Any classroom (public or private) within the U.S. or Canada is eligible to win this prize. Your whole school does not need to apply.

51 Lucky schools win a class-set of laptops (or $10,000 for other technology)

One lucky school in every U.S. state (+ Washington D.C.) will win $10,000 worth of technology. Organize the Hour of Code for every student in your school to qualify. Fill out the form below to apply.

Hardware Prize application form:

If you’ve signed up your entire school to participate in the Hour of Code, enter to win a class-set of laptops (or $10,000 for other technology) for your school! Only one teacher needs to apply for your entire school.

Submit a simple schedule of how you plan to organize every student to do the Hour of Code at your school. See a sample plan: PDF | Word

More questions about prizes?

Check out Terms and Conditions or visit our forum to see FAQs and ask your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your whole school have to enter to win the $10,000 in hardware?

Yes. Your whole school has to participate to be eligible for the prize but only one person needs to register and submit the Hardware Prize application form here.

Does your whole school have to enter to win a the tech chat?

Any classroom (public or private school) is eligible to win this prize. Your whole school need not apply.

Can non-public schools win the video chat prize?

Yes! Private and independent schools are eligible along with public schools to win the video chat prizes.

Can non-US schools win the video chat prize?

No, unfortunately, because of logistics we are unable to offer the video chat prize to schools outside of the U.S. and Canada. All international organizers are eligible to receive Dropbox space or Skype credit.

Why is the $10,000 hardware prize only available to public schools?

We would love to help teachers in public and private schools alike, but at this time, it comes down to logistics. We have partnered with DonorsChoose.org to administer classroom funding prizes, which only works with public, US K-12 schools. According to DonorsChoose.org, the organization is better able to access consistent and accurate data that's available for public schools.

I’m outside the United States. Can I qualify for prizes?

Due to a small full-time staff, Code.org is unable to handle the logistics of administering international prizes. Because of this people outside the US are unable to qualify for prizes.

When is the deadline to apply for the hardware prize?

To qualify, your entire school must register for the Hour of Code as well as complete the Hardware Application form by November 14, 2014. One school in every U.S. state will receive a class-set of computers. Code.org will select and notify winners via email by December 1, 2014.

When is the deadline to be eligible to win a tech chat?

To qualify, you must register your classroom for the Hour of Code by November 14, 2014. Classrooms will win a video chat with a celebrity. Code.org will select and notify winners via email by December 1, 2014.

When will I be notified if my school or classroom wins a prize?

To qualify, your entire school must register for the Hour of Code as well as complete the Hardware Application form by November 14, 2014. Code.org will select and notify winners via email by December 1, 2014.

If my whole school can’t do the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14), can I still qualify for prizes?

Yes, just be sure to submit a logistics plan that outlines how your whole school is participating over a reasonable length of time and register for the Hour of Code by November 14th.