Prizes for every organizer

One classroom will win a trip to Washington, D.C. for a historic, top-secret Hour of Code!

Code.org will select one lucky classroom to attend a very special Hour of Code event in the nation’s capital — so special that all the details are under wraps! Winning students (with chaperones) will enjoy an all-expenses-covered trip to Washington, D.C. Students will participate in a full day of top-secret activities on Monday, December 8.

51 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. The submission period has ended. Winners will be announced soon.

What are your odds of winning?

See a list of all schools signed up for the Hour of Code in your state. One public K-12 school in every U.S. state will win a class-set of laptops.

100 classrooms win a video chat with a guest speaker!

100 lucky classrooms will be invited to participate in live video Q&As with tech titans and tech-loving celebrities. Students will be able to ask questions and chat with these exciting role models to kick off your Hour of Code.

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. The submission period has ended. Winners will be announced soon.

This year's celebrity video chat participants:

JR Hildebrand
(NASCAR Racecar Driver)
Bill Gates
(Microsoft founder)
Usher
(Recording artist)
Sheryl Sandberg
(Facebook COO)
Jack Dorsey
(Twitter & Square co-founder)
Hadi Partovi
(Code.org co-founder)
Ashton Kutcher
(Actor and tech investor)
Clara Shih
(Hearsay Social CEO)
Lyndsey Scott
(App developer and model)
Karlie Kloss
(supermodel, learning to code)
Jess Lee
(Polyvore CEO)
David Karp
(Tumblr founder)
Cory Booker
(US Senator of New Jersey)

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!

100 classrooms will win a set of programmable robots

Sphero is the app-controlled robotic ball changing the way students learn. Powered by SPRK lessons, these round robots give kids a fun crash course in programming while sharpening their skills in math and science. Sphero is giving away 100 classroom sets – each including 5 robots. Any classroom (public or private) within the U.S. or Canada is eligible to win this prize.

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.