Thrice the coding fun for school students this October

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It’s a month of big competitions for CodeChef’s student chefs in school! Cook up a storm and win prizes that range from cash gifts to the chance to represent India at a prestigious global coding event. Whether you’re a newbie in the world of competitive programming or a seasoned programmer, these competitions may be your shot at coding fame and glory!

1. Indian Computing Olympiad (ICO)

ICO

What is it?
A nationwide competition organized annually by the Indian Association for Research in Computing Science (IARCS). This competition aims to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming and give them an opportunity to compete on the world stage of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).

What do you have to do?
Start by entering either the Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) or the Zonal Computing Olympiad (ZCO). The former is a written test that assesses the student’s analytical and computational reasoning while the latter is a programming contest where the student must use a programming language like C, C++, Java or Python.

When is the contest?
ZIO will be held on 18th November, 2018 while ZCO can be attempted on 2nd December, 2018 both at 36 centres across the country.

Till when can you register?
The last date for registration for both ZCO and ZIO is October 31, 2018.

What can you win?
Students who pass the zonal rounds can appear for the INOI, a national level coding competition. INOI winners will get hands-on training at the IOI Training Camp and a select 4 will represent India at the IOI.

Learn more here: www.iarcs.org.in/inoi/

2. ICPC For Schools

What is it?
A unique opportunity for school students to compete against college level coders at the ICPC Regionals round.This competition is all about giving tomorrow’s pro coders an early start.

What do you have to do?
Form a team of at most 3 people and register here www.codechef.com/teams/register/ICPCSC18. You must be a school student to participate in ICPC for Schools.

When is the contest?
The online rounds begin on 23rd October 2018. The on-site finals will be held at two locations: at ABV-IIITM Gwalior on the 16th and 17th of December 2018 and at Amritapuri Coimbatore on the 28th and 29th of December 2018.

Till when can you register?
Registrations end on 21 October, 2018

What can you win?
Every team that solves a minimum of one online problem will receive a participation certificate. Top performers at the on-site rounds can take home cash prizes of up to Rs. 20,000.

Learn more here: www.codechef.com/icpc/2019/schools

3. CodeChef SnackDown 2019

What is it?
CodeChef’s own flagship programming competition that attracts the best coders from all over the world. Expect 5 online rounds of intense coding culminating in an on-site finale in Mumbai.

What do you have to do?
Register your team (of one or two) using your CodeChef account here www.codechef.com/teams/register/SNCKQL19 and simply solve the problems to code your way to the top!

When is the contest?
The first round scheduled from October 12 – 16. Detailed schedule can be found here: www.codechef.com/snackdown/2019/schedule

Till when can you register?
Registrations end on October 16.

What can you win?
The global winner of the contest can take home $10,000 with special prizes reserved for school students. Not to mention bragging rights and some well-deserved fame and glory!

Learn more about SnackDown 2019 here: www.codechef.com/snackdown/

Student coders, this is your chance to shine!

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