The Google Highly Open Participation Contest is a contest run by Google in 2007-8 aimed at high school students. The contest is designed to encourage high school students to participate in open source projects. [1]



The contest is open to students thirteen years of age or older who are currently enrolled in high school (or equivalent pre-university or secondary school program).


Prizes offered by Google include a contest t-shirt and participation certificate for completing at least one task and US$100 for every three tasks completed to a maximum of US$500 (for fifteen completed tasks). There is a grand prize of a trip to the Google headquarters for an award ceremony. Each participating open source project selects one contestant to receive the grand prize.


  1. The Google Highly Open Participation Contest - Google Code

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