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31st Annual Programming Contest
Programming Contest Rules

  1. To be eligible to participate, each student must be enrolled in the college for which he/she is competing.
  2. During the contest the following rules will be enforced:
    1. There will be volunteers serving as Room Monitors, who will aid in answering questions involving the contest system and will see that the contest rules are enforced.
    2. Each team will have a designated computer with which to work, and no additional computing tools may be used.
    3. No talking will be permitted among contestants other than fellow teammates. There will be NO outside communication.
    4. Only two team members will be allowed in the contest room (Riley 201-203) at a time.
    5. There will be a designated work area (Riley 204) for the remaining members of each team, separate from the computer room. No food or drink will be permitted in either area.
    6. Contestants are allowed to bring any printed materials to the contest, including information packets, sample programs and textbooks. Calculators are also permitted. No electronic media are allowed.
    7. No smoking is permitted in any campus building.
  3. Judges for the contest will be members of the Consortium for Computing in Small Colleges. The procedures for submitting and judging problems are outlined on a separate document.
  4. Teams will be ranked according to the number of problems solved correctly. Ties will be broken on the basis of the time required to finish and the number of judged runs.