C3 decided to announce the <19 Freestyle Computing Competition first in 2003, and than organized it yearly, till now. The target group covers students from 6- to 19-years-old. This is an “off-school” project beyond the formal informatics knowledge and training. The primary objective of the competition is to inspire the students’ personal interests and knowledge in the digital field with the preference of the creative approach and the originality, the innovative and productive use of the technology. The main goal is not to measure their level of knowledge in term of the professional use of a certain program or app but to stimutate unusual individual solutions and creations including artistic projects. The reward tools are: prizes, public presentations (exhibition) and international promotion. This initiative by C3 was modelled on the category u19 of Prix Ars Electronica, partner institution of C3 since the beginning. The project shares similarities with Bug’n’Play by Migros in Switzerland and mb21 by Medienkulturzentrum Dresden Germany, and collaboration with these institutions goes back now near 10 years.