The Federal Computer Science Competition is aimed at young people up to the age of 21, before studying or working. The competition begins on 1 September, lasts about a year and consists of three rounds. The tasks of the first round can be solved without any major IT knowledge; the tasks of the second round are much more difficult.
The federal competition is so technically demanding that the winners are generally accepted into the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. The participants for the International Computer Science Olympiad are selected from the best. The BwInf enables participants to deepen their knowledge and further develop their talents. In this way, the competition helps to identify young people with special professional potential and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your skills.
Participation is open to all German students enrolled at a high school in Germany (under the age of 21). However, it is highly competitive in the sense that only a select few succeed in the final rounds.
There are no associated fees with participating in this competition.
The national competition is so technically demanding in terms of understanding computer science that the winners are usually included in the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. The participants are selected from the best for the International Computer Science Olympiad. The BwInf enables the participants to deepen their knowledge and develop their talents. Thus, the competition helps to recognize young people with special professional potential.
The amount of time dedicated to the competition tasks and projects (in addition to any possible preparatory work) is at the discretion of the participant.
Registration is possible until the submission deadline, online via: pms.bwinf.de . There you have to establish a "team" (also as an individual participant). Submissions are also submitted at the same address. Submissions include edits to one or more tasks and are submitted by an individual or a team. The slightly easier junior assignments may only be done by students prior to the qualification phase.