Scoring Criteria

  • Scoring is based on problem difficulty and time until completion.
  • Each problem is worth a certain value of points.
  • Contestants will be ranked in order of the highest score first and lowest score last.
  • Any special scoring rules or bonus points will be announced with the problems.


  • Winners will be determined strictly based on the overall score earned by a team.
  • In the event of a tie between contestants, the one with lower timestamp (submitted earlier) will be declared winner.
  • Winners will be announced on Competitions event website


  • The winning team members will each receive an award certificate.
  • Award certificates will be given to only the first three first winners:
    • GOLD AWARD CERTIFICATE, for the first place
    • SILVER AWARD CERTIFICATE, for the second place
    • BRONZE AWARD CERTIFICATE, for the third place
  • All active participants in the competition will receive a participation certificate, for their efforts and participation.
  • Results will be published on the ACM Chapter Competition website.

Agreement to official rules

  • By participating in this contest, participants agree to abide by the terms and conditions.
  • By submitting code, students give full rights of ownership of the submitted code to the competition.
  • THe HPC student competition team pledges to keep all personal information safe provided during the registration period.
  • Students must provide their current university ID, full name, phone number and personal email address.
  • The competition is open for currently registered university students only. taff and faculty are not eligible to compete.
  • Competition Organizers reserve the right to disqualify teams violating competition rules for any or all of the following breaches:
    • Providing false information about yourself during registration would result in disqualification.
    • Sharing/using from others any information about a problem (including its content/solution) before the end of the competition.
    • Any kind of discussions between teams is strictly prohibited and would result in disqualification of both or more teams.
    • Submitting unethical, lewd, obscene or any kind of morally unacceptable content.


  • If you have any issues or questions about general contest procedures please feel free to contact our helpdesk team during the competition writing email to
  • Please note the helpdesk team will NOT answer questions related to the programming problems nor provide extra examples or any other information.