CONTEST RULES

MAIN CONTEST
  • Will be on the second day of CodeFest and will take seven hours.

  • The main contest is a programming challenge in which given questions need to be answered. You can check out the “Past Questions” page for examples.

  • The live leaderboard will not be accessible to the teams during the contest.

  • The teams can be made up of maximum 3, minimum 1 people.

  • C, C++, C#, Java, Pascal, Python, PHP and Haskell programming languages can be used in the contest.

  • The teams won’t be permitted to use their personal communication devices (e.g. phones, Apple Watches, etc.)

  • Scoring depends on the questions. The scores will be given in the question text.

  • If a contestant submits multiple solutions for a question, the solution with the highest score will be considered.

  • Teams are ordered according to their total points. Teams with equal points are re-ordered based on their “penalty points”. The penalty points of a team is equal to the time it took that team to complete every question (1 minute = 1 point —> If the total time is 2 hours and 10 minutes, the penalty point is 130). The team with the lower penalty point is advantageous.

  • Teams can use only 1 computer during the contest.

  • Contestants have to bring their own computer. If you are having difficulties with this, please contact us.

  • You can use pre-written (either by you or someone else) codes during the contest. Additionally, teams can use printed sources (books, guides, etc.) they bring with them. 

SECONDARY CONTEST
  • Will be on the first day of CodeFest and will take four hours.

  • Contestants will work on a single problem and the solutions will be graded accoring to pre-determined criteria.

  • Teams can win up to 150 points to be added to their main contest points.

*The CodeFest team holds the right to alter the rules of the contests. Any change will be announced to all participants at the same time.

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