About the Competition

This year the YCS competition is stepping successfully into the 19th consecutive year as the new normal and using a virtual platform to reach out the student to enable them to participate without any obstacles.

YCS Helpful tips

Guidelines for students by UCSC judges to avoid errors while submitting or presenting projects in order to help students to successfully complete the project and to experience the outcome of this competition

YCS Winners

2019 winners’ statistics and past YCS winners

Nominations for APICTA

FITIS is one of the key economies representing APICTA from Sri Lanka and have been nominating school students to represent Sri Lanka at the global level to demonstrate ICT innovations

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YCS Competition 2022

Registrations closing on

JUNE 30th 2022

Welcome to

YCS Competition 2022

Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), the apex ICT industry body in Sri Lanka has been organizing the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competition for the past 19 consecutive years successfully in association with Ministry of Education (MoE) and with the support of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). This program is conducted modelled based on the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA). The competition aims to expose the computing talents of school children at early stages and encourage them to develop their talents and earn recognition for the innovations.


The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) was set up in 1996 with the purpose of giving a much-needed focal point for the ICT industry in Sri Lanka. Today, FITIS is the apex body of the ICT sector in the country covering all major industry segments such as Hardware, Software, Training & Education, Communication and Professional. FITIS which has been actively contributing towards changing the landscape of Sri Lankan ICT industry during last two decades has many “firsts” and “bests” to its credit. FITIS is committed to foster a healthy growth of the industry focusing on resolving policy issues, lobbying with state authorities, co-operation and alignment with regional & global industry bodies & promoting harmony & innovation within the ICT industry. FITIS has been organized the Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competition for the last 19 consecutive years successfully.

Founded in 1996


Years of Service

YCS Competition

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Consecutive Years

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YCS competition is conducted by FITIS in associated with MoE for more than a decade with the objective of identifying young talents island wide and create avenue for them to perform at national and international level. YCS competition is recognized as one of the National Level Competition by MoE. The winners are announced by the MoE and the YCS award ceremony is conducted every year jointly by FITIS and MoE

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UCSC plays a vital role during the competition for more than a decade. UCSC provides its facility for evaluating and judging process. Senior and assistant lectures along with academic staffs, undergraduates and academic and industry experts are involved during this process



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