Other Informatics Competitions
The ACM International
Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is organized annually by
It is a prestigious contest for teams of university students,
that started in 1970.
Each team has one computer to solve a bundle of programming problems
in five hours.
Programs may be submitted during the contest and are evaluated instantly.
Erroneous submissions get a penalty, but the team may resubmit
adapted programs for the same problem.
Approximately 60 teams compete in the ICPC World Finals,
which is typically held late February, March, or early April.
In order to earn a spot on the Finals,
teams go to regional contests in over 25 regions across the globe.
And preceding that there are often local contests to get to the regionals.
Agora Programming Contest - APC
The Agora Programming Contest
(APC) is an international competition for high-school and university students.
It is organized by the GInfo Editorial Office
and the Agora Media Publishing House.
E-Mail Informatics Contest - EIC
The E-Mail Informatics Contest
(EIC) is open to all high school and college students with
their own e-mail address.
The problems must be solved in Pascal or C/C++.
are teachers at the "Emanuil Gojdu" High School in Oradea, Romania.
Internet Problem Solving Contest - IPSC
IPSC is an internet competition in
programming for teams.
Its purpose is to compare problem solving skills of people from around the
world and, of course, to have fun.
In 2002, more than 400 teams participated, so do not hesitate and join us!
International Competition in Programming - ICP
is intended for pupils between the ages of 16 and 19 years.
The programming languages are Visual Basic, C, C++, Delphi,
Pascal, Java under OS Windows (DOS).
The competition is organized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and
Sport of the Czech Republic.
It was first organized in 1993.
The closing date for the preliminary round of
ICP 2001 is May 15, 2000.
The finals take place in October 2001,
during the international Invex Computer 2001 fair, Brno, Czech Republic.
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American Computer Science League - ACSL
The American Computer Science League
(ACSL) is a non-profit organization devoted to computer science education
at the secondary school level.
ACSL organizes computer science contests for junior and senior high
school students in North America (USA and Canada).
Arab Olympiad in Informatics - AOI
The Arab Olympiad in Informatics (AOI) offers students from the Arab countries the chance to compete.
The 1st AOI will be organized in
Alexandria , Egypt on 1-7 July 2002 by
Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport.
Balkan Olympiad on Informatics - BOI
The Balkan Olympiad on
Informatics (BOI) is a
programming contest for secondary school students of the Balkan countries
(Albenia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Yugoslavia).
[ BOI Archive ]
Baltic Olympiad in Informatics - BOI
The Baltic Olympiad in Informatics (BOI) is modeled after the IOI.
Participating countries typically include
Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden.
Central-European Olympiad in Informatics - CEOI
The Central-European Olympiad in Informatics
is organised by the Ministry of Culture and Education or another
appropriate institution of one of the eight Central-European countries.
According to the
accepted by the initiators of CEOI,
teams of eight Central-European countries,
i.e. Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania,
the Slovak Republic and Slovenia, are invited as regular participants.
Moreover, the host country may invite guest participants as well.
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Iberoamerican Informatics Competition (CIIC for short,
both in English and Spanish "Competencia Iberoamericana de Informatica por
Correspondencia") is a computer science and computer programming contest
for young Iberoamerican students enrolled on pre-universitary schools.
- CEOI2006 in Vrsar, Istra, Croatia
(1-8 July 2006).
- CEOI2005 in Sárospatak, Hungary
(July 28 - August 5, 2005).
- CEOI2004 in Rzeszisów, Poland
(July 12-18, 2004; including an on-line contest)
- CEOI2003 in Münster, Germany
(July 5-12, 2003; including an on-line contest)
- CEOI2002 in Kosice, Slovakia
(June 30-July 6, 2002).
- CEOI2001 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
(August 10-17, 2001).
- CEOI2000 in Cluj, Romania
(August 24-31, 2000).
- CEOI'99 was held
in Brno, Czech Republic (September 2-9, 1999).
- CEOI'98 was held
in Zadar, Croatia (May 20-27, 1998).
There was also an Internet version (Informal CEOI'98).
- CEOI'97 was held
in Nowy Sacz, Poland (July 17-24, 1997).
CEOI Problem Archive
- CEOI'96 was held
in Bratislava, Slovak Republic (October 9-13, 1996).
was held in Szeged, Hungary (May 29-June 3, 1995).
- CEOI'94 was held in Cluj, Romania (May 27-31, 1994).
[The original site was lost after a disk crash without backups.]
The competition is arranged in such a way that examination takes place
within each of the participating countries. There are no travel expenses
involved, but there is a small fee for participating.
Participation in the CIIC is by invitation. All states member of the
Iberoamerican States Organization (OEI - Organizacion de Estados
Iberoamericanos) are permanently invited. Other countries may participate
under request. The official languages of the competition are Spanish and
The CSP, organized by
at Bratislava (Slovakia), is a competition for secondary school students.
Limited participation from outside Slovakia is possible.
Organized by the
Computer Science Department
of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
An online competition organised by
France-IOI and the
Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee.
To foster the development of computer competence among the young in the
region, SEARCC instituted a regional schools' software competition in
1989 which is held annually in conjunction with a SEARCC conference.
The competition which is run under international competition rules is
opened to students no more than 17 years of age. The competition also
provides opportunities for the young people of the region to acquire
better understanding of the culture, life-style and aspirations of each
other's country, thereby contributing to better understanding and
relationship for future generations.
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Many countries organize a
national olympiad in informatics
that selects pupils for pariticipation in the
There are also other competitions at a national level.
Some schools pay (extra) attention to informatics competitions:
- NONE registered at the moment.
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