HKOI 2020/21

This year, the Heat Event will be held on 21st November 2020 (Saturday) and the Final Event will be held on 19th December 2020 (Saturday).

In the competition, contestants are divided into two groups, namely the Junior Group and the Senior Group, depending on their age. In the Heat Event, contestants will have to complete a written paper of 90 minutes’ duration. In the Final Event, they will take a practical test in which they have to write programs to solve the given problems.

Individual prizes are awarded in Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, Honourable Mentions, as well as the Best Young Contestant and the Best First-Time Contestant. Grand School Prizes are awarded to the three schools with the highest points. Medalists will be invited to join the HKOI Training Team for intensive training. They will also be eligible to participate in the Team Formation Tests in which delegations are selected to represent Hong Kong in international/national/regional competitions.

Introduction to HKOI Presentation (pdf)


HKOI only accept nominations through schools. Please contact your school’s ICT subject master or teacher-in-charge to apply. Please read the rules before applying.

Proceed to “Join HKOI” Nomination System

Please refer to the presentation for step-by-step instructions: (Google Slides / PDF Version)

Application Deadline: 9th November, 2020 (Monday) 23:59:59.

This year, social distancing measures are enforced that the Heat Event venues can only hold a total of 300 students in each group. Nominations will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis*. Schools are strongly encouraged to submit their nomination forms early, so that the organizing committee can attempt to secure additional competition venues when shortage is imminent.

The tentative list of accepted schools will be posted on 12th November, 2020 (Thursday).

*According to the submission time provided that the form with signatures and school chop has been uploaded. If the form is amended after submission, additions, replacements and students with changed group will have their queue position reset to the end.

Application Results

Number of students nominated to the Senior Group: 215
Number of students nominated to the Junior Group: 270
All students nominated by the following schools are accepted to the competition.

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
Carmel Secondary School
CCC Ming Yin College
CCC Mong Man Wai College
Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College
Cheung Chuk Shan College
Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School
Chinese International School
Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School
Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College
Christian Alliance S C Chan Memorial College
Cognitio College (Kowloon)
Diocesan Boys’ School
Diocesan Girls’ School
Discovery College
Evangel College
Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School
French International School of Hong Kong
Fukien Secondary School
German Swiss International School
Good Hope School
Han Academy
Harrow International School Hong Kong
HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School
HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School
Ho Lap College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
Hong Kong International School
Kiangsu-Chekiang College (Shatin)
King George V School
Kwun Tong Maryknoll College
La Salle College
Li Po Chun United World College
Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School
Munsang College (Hong Kong Island)
N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School
P.O.H. Tang Pui King Memorial College
Pentecostal School
Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College
Po Leung Kuk No.1 W.H. Cheung College
Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College
Pui Ching Middle School
Pui Kiu College
Queen Elizabeth School
Queen’s College
Sha Tin College
Sha Tin Methodist College
Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School
Sing Yin Secondary School
Singapore International School (Hong Kong)
SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School
SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
SKH Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School
St. Joan of Arc Secondary School
St. Joseph’s College
St. Margaret’s Co-educational English Secondary and Primary School
St. Paul’s Co-educational College
St. Paul’s College
St. Stephen’s Girls’ College
STFA Tam Pak Yu College
The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School
Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
Tsung Tsin Christian Academy
TWGHs Kap Yan Directors’ College
TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College
Victoria Shanghai Academy
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Yew Chung International School
Ying Wa Girls’ School
YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
Yuen Long Public Secondary School