The 2014 Pearson Student Coding Contest is officially open for students to sign up now. Learn more and access files you can share to help spread the word.

The Pearson Student Coding Contest is designed to reward contestants who develop relevant, innovative, creative, functional, and original applications that integrate with the Pearson APIs. The 2014 contest is open and limited to students who are enrolled in an undergraduate institution within the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec, sorry!).  

Contest Details

This year, our contest theme is efficacy. We invite contestants to join us on our path to ensuring the efficacy of online learning tools. Efficacy in education is about ensuring the tools learners use are driving improvements in their learning.

Important Dates

September 1–October 15, 2014

Contestants begin by submitting the idea proposal form. Contestants will be notified by October 27 if their idea proposal has been accepted.

October 27, 2014–January 18, 2015

Contestants with approved idea proposal forms develop and submit their entry during this time. 

February 7, 2015

The three finalists will be announced.

February 20, 2015

The three finalists will present their entries at the Pearson eCollege office in Denver, Colorado, and cash prizes will be decided.


  • First place: $5,000
  • Second place: $2,500
  • Third place: $1,000 

Internship Interviews

In addition to the cash prizes, the 10 semi-finalists will have the opportunity to apply for and be granted phone interviews for available summer 2015 internships at various Pearson offices. Internship interviews are offered in addition to, and separate from, the cash prizes.