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e-Portfolio Competition

The Computer Science department organizes an annual e-Portfolio competition for our undergraduate students.

Why Enter?

More and more employers now ask job applicants to include samples of their work (or a link to a website where these are hosted) in their application.

By developing an e-portfolio (online samples of your work) for the contest, you’ll be ready to creatively showcase your best technical skills.

Overall Contest Guidelines

Assume that an employer would be reviewing the e-portfolio you submit.  You will want to highlight the best examples of your work.

The e-portfolio needs to be as well organized, concise and creative as possible. The judges will be evaluating your e-portfolio based on originality, creativity, depth of thinking and your technical understanding of an area of study. Including projects that help the community (a broad category that can include everything from projects done for non-profits, to open-source contributions or projects benefitting people’s health and well-being in some way) will be considered a strong asset.

Possible things to include:

  • Independent projects you’ve developed (e.g. computer-generated artistic work, mobile apps, business plan, computer games).
  • Research projects, highlighting your particular contribution.
  • School projects, either individual or team. If you include a team project, be explicit about your particular role in its success.


Last year’s grand prize was an iPad Air, and this year’s grand prize will be of similar value. Additional prizes awarded in past years have included $500 cash prizes from TELUS, MyPlanetDigital and Orbis Funds, $300 Apple gift cards, as well as NEXUS phones and Kinect controllers.


Students are encourage to get together on a regular basis to work on their projects.  Every Friday during term time, a lab has been set aside from 5 - 7 pm for Computer Science students to exchange ideas, get peer support, and learn from experienced speakers and workshop facilitators.  


The deadline for submitting your completed portfolio to the competition is the Monday after Reading Week at noon. Winners will be announced in late March/early April.

Note: This contest is open to UBC Computer Science majors only. 


Poster competition 2011
Poster competition 2010
Example of a poster from 2010's inaugural competition