HKOI 2021/22

This year, the Heat Event will be held on 13th November 2021 (Saturday) and the Final Event will be held on 18th December 2021 (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 accepts 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: 1st November, 2021 (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 4th November, 2021 (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.

List of applying schools as of 2pm, 20th October 2021

Note: This list is not final as schools may retract their nominations any time before the application deadline.

Number of nominated students (approx)
Senior Group: 120
Junior Group: 160

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College
Cheung Chuk Shan College
Chinese International School
Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School
Christian Alliance S C Chan Memorial College
Evangel College
German Swiss International School
Harrow International School Hong Kong
Ho Lap College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
King Ling college
Kwun Tong Maryknoll College
Lai King Catholic Secondary School
N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School
Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College
Pui Ching Middle School
Sha Tin College
Sha Tin Methodist College
Sing Yin Secondary School
SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School
SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School
St. Joseph’s College
St. Mark’s School
St. Paul’s Co-educational College
St. Paul’s College
STFA Tam Pak Yu College
The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School
TWGHs Kap Yan Directors’ College
Wah Yan College, Hong Kong
Wah Yan College, Kowloon
Yew Chung International School
YLPMSAA Tang Siu Tong Secondary School
YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College
YPICA Lee Lim Ming College
Yuen Long Public Secondary School