• Competition Information
  • Past DKC³ Winners

The competition will consist of three main events—two programming sessions and one word problem session. Curious about what these
problems are like? Check out the 2013 competition problems from the links below.

Prizes
The best part of the competition! Digi-Key will award over $12,000 in prizes to the top contenders! Check out past DKC³ winners by clicking the
tab above.

  • 1st Place - The team that wins first place honors will walk away with a $5000 cash prize and the coveted bronze traveling trophy
    for their college department. Each student will receive a prize valued at $300.
  • 2nd Place - The runner-up team takes back $3000 plus an individual prize valued at $200.
  • 3rd Place - The third place team's department will be awarded $1000. Team members each receive a prize valued at $100.

No one goes home empty-handed. All competitors will receive an original competition t-shirt and goody bag, plus there will be plenty of
opportunities to win additional prizes throughout the competition.

Who can participate?
Competitors must be of junior or senior undergraduate level majoring in Computer Science or Information Systems. Students must be
majoring in the department their team represents and cannot compete in DKC³ more than two times. Each university department will be
allowed to bring up to two teams. Read the full competition rules at the link below for complete team criteria.

Twenty-four teams of four students (two teams from each department) from 12 area universities have been invited to the competition including:

  • Bemidji State University (Computer Science)
  • North Dakota State University (Computer Science)
  • St. Scholastica (Computer Science)
  • University of Minnesota - Duluth (Computer Science)
  • University of Minnesota - Morris (Computer Science)
  • University of North Dakota (Computer Science)
  • Concordia College (Computer Science)
  • Minot State University (Computer Science)
  • Dickinson State University (Computer Science)
  • St. John's University (Computer Science)
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout (Computer Science)
  • MSU - Moorhead (Computer Science)

If you are interested in participating in DKC³ 2014 and meet the competition criteria, please contact your school to see how your department's
team is being organized. The entry deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014. All team registrations must be made by a faculty advisor.
Student submissions will not be accepted.

Past DKC³ Winners
Digi-Key would like to thank all of the participating universities and students for making this such a successful event.
The top placing teams of past competitions are listed below. Click the links to view a group photo.

Version 2.0.13

  • 1st Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 2nd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS
  • 3rd Place - St. John's University / College of St. Benedict , CS

Version 2.0.12

  • 1st Place - University of North Dakota, CS
  • 2nd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS
  • 3rd Place - North Dakota State University, CS

Version 2.0.11

  • 1st Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS
  • 2nd Place - Minnesota State University - Moorhead, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of North Dakota, CS

Version 2.0.10

Version 2.0.09

Version 2.0.08

  • 1st Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS
  • 2nd Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 3rd Place - Bemidji State University, CS

Version 2.0.07

  • 1st Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 2nd Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS

Version 2.0.06

Version 2.0.05

  • 1st Place - University of Minnesota - Duluth, CS
  • 2nd Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS

Version 2.0.04

  • 1st Place - Bemidji State University, CS
  • 2nd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS

Version 2.0.03

  • 1st Place - University of North Dakota, CS
  • 2nd Place - St. Cloud State University, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of Minnesota - Morris, CS

Version 2.0.02

Version 2.0.01

  • 1st Place - University of North Dakota, CS
  • 2nd Place - University of Minnesota - Duluth, MIS
  • 3rd Place - Bemidji State University, CS

Version 2.0.00

  • 1st Place - University of Minnesota - Duluth, CS
  • 2nd Place - North Dakota State University, CS
  • 3rd Place - University of North Dakota, CS