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This is the home of New Zealand's Beaver Computing Competition.
The competition runs annually for a week in mid November.

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The Beaver Computing Challenge introduces computer science to students. It is designed to get students excited about computing.


The contest is completed online in schools under the supervision of teachers. More information for teachers is available.

  • 15 multiple-choice questions.
  • You start with 45 points. Your maximum score is 180. Your minimum score is 0.
  • Any calculator permitted.


The BCC is a problem solving contest with a focus on computational and logical thinking. Questions are inspired by topics in computer science but only require some basic reasoning ability. Connections to Computer Science are described in the solutions to all past contests.


Schools register online. The deadline is 5th November, 2014.

For New Zealand's first year there is sponsorship allowing FREE access to all schools. Please note this to allow a thorough evaluation of the system and brief feedback from School Coordinators may well be sought after the event. In future years, a nominal fee per student may be needed.

Contest Preparation

The BCC exposes students to a new subject and way of thinking so there isn't a need to prepare for the contest. However, you can get a feel for the style of problems by viewing past contests and sample questions.


School Coordinators will be able to access their students results online in the following week.


This year there are no awards, but a template for a certificate will be sent to all teachers.


This year the event runs from: 10th November - 14th November.