Award Levels

Each participant in ProjectCSGIRLS should be incredibly proud of her accomplishment! We couldn't be more proud of every one of our participant's work, dedication, and passion for computer science and technology. 


A select number of participants will be named semifinalists and will move on to the next judging round. Semifinalists will receive recognition on our website.


Of the semifinalists, 30 finalists will be selected.  Finalists will be in the running for national awards, which will be announced at the national gala. Finalists will receive: 

  • All-expenses paid trip to DC for our national gala
  • Certificates and engraved plaques
  • ProjectCSGIRLS and sponsor swag
  • Recognition on our website

National Winners

The top five finalists will be named national winners and of the national winners, the top three will be named grand prize winners. Between 10 and 15 honorable mentions will also be selected. National winners represent the very best projects in the country and will be announced at the national gala. National winners will receive:

  • Invitation to DC for our national gala
  • Certificates and engraved plaques
  • Electronics and gadgets
  • Recognition on our website
  • Further recognition through press releases and news media

National Gala

The national gala event is, in short, the ultimate celebration of girls in computer science and technology. In this two-day event, finalists will interact and network with leaders in technology, tour top tech companies and startups in the DC area, and participate in a formal awards ceremony recognizing them and announcing the national winners. The event will feature guest speakers, tours, and activities and will open the girls' eyes to technology and computer science and show them how exciting these fields can be. They will also get the opportunity to showcase their projects to the public during the event. Get excited by reading about all the details of the 2017 Gala!