Santa Cruz Teen Tech Challenge


Our Mission is to engage a diverse group of Santa Cruz students in STEM, empowering them with the knowledge that they too can create the next hit app by learning and applying the tools used by professionals.

When: Date TBD(march...), 2018

Where: The Museum of Art and History

Who: Students from grades 7-12

Questions?: Contact US Here

Interested in Sponsoring?: Click Here

Event Timeline:


Registration, Breakfast, Opening Ceremonies


1st Hack Block




2nd Hack Block




Key Note Speakers, Top groups pitch their project, Dinner


Winners announces, Networking





Closing Ceremonies

Key Note Speakers









The Design Competition 7th - 9th

Have an amazing Idea? Bring it to life and share it with the world!

The Design Competition 10th - 12th

Have an amazing Idea? Bring it to life and share it with the world!


The Innovator 9th -12th (suggested)

Have you always wanted to  build the next hit application? Whether it is a mobileor web-based application, this category is for you! Bring your vision to life with code.


The Change Maker

Is there a problem you want to solve in your community? Help make our community a better place through technology!


Q & A

What is a Design Competition?

A design competition is where you can build out your ideas, network, and show off your skills. This event consists of forming teams, choosing an idea, building it out, and showing it off at the end. Students, sponsors, mentors, and judges gather together to push the limits of what you can build, only limited by your imagination.

Who can participate? 

Students in 7th - 12th grade! Students must be 13 years or older to attend. This event is open to coders, designers, artists, program managers, and anyone else who wants to create! No prior coding ro technical experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to participate in the design competition!

How many people can be in a team?

Each team can have up to 4 students. We suggest you come to the event with a team of 3.

How much does it cost to attend?

10$ per students. 

Where will the raised money go?

It will be used to pay for direct event expenses. Any funds remaining after the event has concluded will be donated to the technology club at Pacific Collegiate School.

Can I get a scholarship to attend?

Yes! There will be scholarships available when you register.

What are the prizes?

There are going to be awesome prizes at the event, stay tuned for more.

What if I would like to be a part of staff, mentor, or judge?

Stupendous! We would love to have you as a staff member, mentor, or judge. Send us an email at telling us a little about yourself, and why you'd be a good judge.

What if I would like to sponsor?

Amazing! Our sponsor pamphlet can be found here. Please also contact us at and we can discuss the best way for your organization to get involved!

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