Hello again, DFW-CSTA Teachers!
 
Last school year was the "comeback" of the TCEA contests. A handful of teachers have been hard at work making sure the TCEA Computer Science contest would return for 2019-2020.  Well... it's happening!  
 
 
For us DFW folks, the date for the Super Area contest is Saturday, December 14th. This date was chosen because Keller's contest is on December 7th, and we didn't want conflicts.  Host location is tentatively UT Dallas.  
 
I encourage y'all to participate in the TCEA contest.  UIL is restrictive when it comes to progressing through the ranks (one team per district/region advances, wildcard rules, etc).  TCEA allows novices and advance-level students to participate and two teams per school can advance to the state level.  
 
Important stuff copy and pasted from the website:

Super Area Contest Dates and Registration Information

Contest Dates: December 7 & 14, 2019
Registration: November 1 – November 29, 2019
Registration fee: $50 per team
Contest Locations:
Super Area A – 1, 2, 3, 13 & 20
Tentative Host City – Austin/San Antonio
Super Area B – 4, 5, & 6
Tentative Host City – Houston
Super Area C – 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12
Tentative Host City – Dallas/Ft. Worth
Super Area D – 9, 14, 16 & 17
Tentative Host City – Lubbock
Super Area E – 15, 18, & 19
Tentative Host City – El Paso

State Contest Date and Registration Information

Contest Date: March 21, 2020 (Tentative)
Registration: February 17 – March 13, 2020
Registration fee: $70 per team
Contest Location:
TCEA
3100 Alvin Devane Blvd., Bldg B
Austin, TX 78741
 
**Payments or purchase orders must be received by the date of the contest or the team will not be able to participate.
Where
UTD
800 W. Campbell Road