Feb 23, 2019

New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics

  • Crimson Education
  • NZ
Competition Skill Building


The New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics provides an opportunity for students excited by computer science and programming at high school to come together and improve their abilities beyond what is offered at high school while meeting like minded students passionate about the topic. NZOI gives students an opportunity to compete to be one of four selected for New Zealand's national olympiad squad that will compete at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

Students can participate by entering into the New Zealand Informatics Competition, a series of programming contests, held every year. Each contest, students are given 3 hours to view and solve a set of problems by writing computer programs. The top students that compete in the New Zealand Informatics Competition may be invited to attend the January Informatics Training Camp. During this camp, students expand their programming skills while competing for a spot on the Olympiad squad.

The New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics is a great opportunity for students to discover their passion for computer science, and develop skills that will have a long-lasting impact on their future career.

For more information visit the official website.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




All students can participate in the competition.
Only 4 Students are selected for final Olympiad squad

Participation Cost


Training camp fee

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Beginners are welcome to participate

Time Commitment


3 three-hour contests + <3 hrs/week of training/practice

Application Deadline

The NZIC has concluded for 2020. Registration for NZIC 2021 will open next year.

Application Process Includes

Create an account on NZIC's site, sign up to the NZIC mailing list and register online for NZIC Round 1.