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Save the date for the 2025 TI Codes Contest

Gear up, innovators! Prepare to put your creative and coding skills to the test for the 8th annual TI Codes Contest. Whether you’re a seasoned participant or new to the contest, this is your chance to show your stuff.

Get ready to use TI technology — combined with your coding, design and building skills — to create a model of a solution that automates or optimizes a process or product.

The challenge

Are you ready to showcase your innovative thinking for a chance to win it all? Every year, we present a new theme that challenges teams of student contestants to devise ingenious solutions.

Mark your calendar

The countdown begins! The new theme for the 2025 TI Codes Contest will be announced in October 2024. The contest officially launches in January 2025.

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How do you participate?

First, start assembling your team! Every team must include up to five students (ages 13–19), plus one adult sponsor like a teacher, parent or guardian. Think up an innovative idea based on the contest theme for the chance to compete for awesome prizes.

Grand prize winners

Each member of the winning team will receive their choice of a new TI graphing calculator, a new TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Rover, and T-shirt. The winning team’s adult sponsor will also receive a $250 gift card.

Second and third place

Each member of the second and third place teams will receive their choice of a new TI graphing calculator and a T-shirt.

Enter for a chance to compete round by round

Round 1: Design the solution

The contest begins with a project plan and design. The upcoming contest packet will provide the template for submissions and more detailed instructions for entering. Teams are welcome to submit multiple design packets, but please note only one project may be selected to advance by the contest judges.

Here's the 2024 submission packet to give you an idea of what it takes to enter.

Round 2: Build the solution

The contest judges will select up to 10 eligible teams to advance to the next round. Each of these teams will receive a TI technology package with supplies to build their project.

The TI technology package will include:

  • The choice of one TI-84 Plus CE Python or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator (selected by the team).
  • One TI-Innovator™ Hub and one BBC micro:bit.
  • One set of TI-Innovator™ accessories including breadboard, ranger, input/output module and external battery.
  • One $50 gift card to purchase additional supplies.

Round 3: Voting

Every team will be required to create a video showcasing their solution. The contest judges will then select up to 5 team videos, which will be voted on by the public. The team video with the highest number of votes will be awarded the grand prize!

Get winning insights from a team sponsor

Interested in learning more? Hear from this winning team’s sponsor as she shares her contest experience and helpful tips.

Questions? We’re here to help.

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Find inspiration to create and innovate

Are you looking for inspiration to help get your team started? Check out the top submissions from previous TI Codes Contests.