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YCS Challenge  2024

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Welcome to the Thrilling World of YCS Challenge 2024!

Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey of innovation and recognition! The Young Computer Scientist (YCS) Challenge , brought to you by the prestigious Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), is back with a bang. For the past 19 consecutive years, we have been igniting the brilliance of young minds, in association with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and with the invaluable support of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC).

Ready to dive deeper into the world of YCS challenge 2024?

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka

The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) was set up in 1996 with the purpose of giving a much-needed focal point for the ICT industry in Sri Lanka. Today, FITIS is the apex body of the ICT sector in the country covering all major industry segments such as Hardware, Software, Training & Education, Communication and Professional. FITIS which has been actively contributing towards changing the landscape of Sri Lankan ICT industry during last two decades has many “firsts” and “bests” to its credit. FITIS is committed to foster a healthy growth of the industry focusing on resolving policy issues, lobbying with state authorities, co-operation and alignment with regional & global industry bodies & promoting harmony & innovation within the ICT industry. FITIS Software Chapter formally known as Sri Lanka Association for the Software Industry (SLASI) has been organizing the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competition for over 20 years successfully.

Ministry of Education

YCS Challenge is conducted by FITIS in associated with MoE for more than a decade with the objective of identifying young talents island wide and create avenue for them to perform at national and international level. YCS Challenge is recognized as one of the National Level Competition by MoE. The winners are announced by the MoE and the YCS award ceremony is conducted every year jointly by FITIS and MoE

Young Computer Scientist

YCS Challenge aims to expose the computing talents of school children at early stages and encourage them to develop their talents and earn recognition for the innovations. This competition is open for three groups of students: aged 10 to 14 Junior, aged 15 to 17 Senior category 1 and aged 17-20 Senior category 2, and aged 13 to 18 Open Junior category and aged 19 to 21 Open senior category. This program is conducted by following the model of the APICTA. The selection process is based on an initial assessment from a panel of judges, followed by a presentation/ demonstration by the students and a final judgment by the same panel selected amongst industry and academia. YCS winners are announced by MoE and the award ceremony is conducted jointly by FITIS and MoE every year. The winners, the school principals and the IT teachers of all the winning schools are invited to the award ceremony and recognized and big prizes are offered. One overall winner from each age group category of the competition will be nominated for the APICTA 2022 that to be held in Malaysia 2022.

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