PLU High School Programming Contest
WHERE: Morken Center for Learning and Technology
WHEN: 2018 date TBD
COST: generally – $15/student or $30/team
The contest brings together talented students from high schools throughout the state of Washington to compete in a spirit of fun. The contest will test their programming skills and problem solving ability.
The competition lasts three hours, during which time each team tries to solve several (usually six-ten) computer programming problems using any of a number of programming languages (e.g., Java, C/C++). The greater the number of problems a team solves, the higher its ranking in the final standings. Ties are broken according to how much time each team needed to solve the problems, including penalty minutes that are assessed for each incorrect solution submitted.
Each team consists of 1-3 students, and a high school may enter any number of teams. In order that beginners as well as more experienced programmers may compete, there will be two divisions, (novice and advanced). The novice division consisting of students who have completed at most one computer programming class and have not previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a programming contest. The advanced division is open to all high school students.
Following the contest, an awards ceremony is held. The top three teams in each division receive medals and the top team overall will receive a trophy engraved with their names and the name of their high school. The winning team will retain the trophy for one year to display at their high school.
All students are eligible for prizes that will be raffled at the end of the awards ceremony.
- 9:30-10:00 – Team Check In
- 10:00-10:30 – Orientation / Instructions
- 10:30-11:00 – Practice Session
- 11:00-11:30 – Debriefing / Q & A
- 11:30-2:30 – Contest / Lunch
- 3:00 – Awards & Raffle
Contest Results, Pictures, Problems, and Data
Please follow this link to current and previous contest results.
- Judging the Contest
- Submitting Contest Problems
- Organization and Setup
- Donating Prizes or Food
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