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2023 Contest


Results

The final scoreboard is viewable on Kattis.

The winners are

  1. Place: Jieruei Chang, Nick Hagedorn, Vihaan Jim. Princeton High School, NJ.
  2. Place: Alex Petry, Owen Gregson, Peter Zhao. Woodside Priory School, CA.
  3. Place: Joseph Widjaja, David Mao, Connor Chang. North Allegheny Senior High School, PA.

Organization

After our successful HS Programming Contests held in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, we are excited to invite to this year's contest. As in past years, this contest will be held online. Anyone enrolled in a high school (or middle school) is eligible to participate however, you will need a teacher (or parent volunteer) functioning as the official team coach or sponsor. Please see below for details of the rules.

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues at other schools! Capacity permitting, this event is open to all high schools in the United States and possibly beyond, although we hope to particularly attract schools from the midatlantic region.

Registration

Based on the feedback we have received from coaches and contestants, we will hold this year's contest using the traditional format of an ICPC contest, with teams of (up to) 3 students sharing a computer to solve as many problems as possible within 5 hours.

A coach needs to register each team. We ask that the coach is also the person that can testify that the team obeyed the contest rules.

We anticipate that there will be widely varying levels of skills and accordingly, the problems will require varying levels of skill. We will include problems that require only simple I/O, control structures such as if/else and/or loops, as well as problems that require basic algorithms. To skillfully participate in a contest such as this one, participants need to quickly triage problems and solve the easiest ones first.

All problems will involve reading input line by line from standard input, and outputting an answer to standard output. (No other file I/O is allowed.) Coaches should make sure that contestants are familiar with this style of I/O. This may require the use of java.util.Scanner or similar classes in Java or raw_input() or sys.stdin or similar in Python.

Practice

The problem sets from 2014-2020 are now available on Kattis! (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). You can practice problems individually, but you can also create a contest with these problems (if you haven't done them already).


Details

When

Sat, Dec 9, 2023. 11:00pm-5pm EST. Registration will close before the contest.

Where

On Kattis. All Online, Remote. The URL is vthspc.kattis.com

Contact/Registration

This year, we required preregistration.

Schedule

  • 11:00am Optional Practice Contest: URL
  • 12:00pm Contest starts, problem set will appear online on the Kattis contest system
  • 12:00pm PDF will be available to coaches for printing
  • 5:00pm End of contest

Regulation

Rules

  • Allowed languages are the languages available on Kattis
  • There will be 1 original problem set with 8-12 problems of varying difficulty.
  • You may use one computer. You must have the ability to locally edit, compile, and test your code.
  • You will be using a web site to submit your solutions's source code. We will be using the Kattis contest management system.
  • Contestants may not receive help from any human outside their team.
  • Contestants may not use generative AI assistance including CoPilot, ChatGPT, Bard, or comparable systems.
  • The use of a printer, where available, is allowed and encouraged.
  • There is no sign-up fee.
  • There is no limit on the number of contestants a school can send.
  • Code that was written before the contest may be used. This is like at the ICPC regionals, where teams can bring prepared materials.

Requirements

  • Internet Access

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