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How to Enter

How to Enter

Simply complete this year's competition entry problems on the Programming Problems page:

Previous year's competition problems and solutions are available at the bottom of the Programming Problems page.

Deadline for submission: Midnight Thursday 23rd February 2017

What programming language should I use? C/C++, Python, Pascal or Java are accepted languages at all stages of the AIPO.

What happens after the deadline? You will be emailed to let you know if you have qualified for the final round of the contest. The contest will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017

How many people are selected for the Irish programming team after the final round? The top eight people will be selected to attend a 3 day IOI training camp here in DCU (accomodation provided) during the month of June after the leaving cert and A-levels (NI).

From these eight students the top four students will that will attend the IOI finals in Tehran, Iran in August 2017.

Competition Day

The Final Round competition will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017

It will take place in one of the Computing labs in the School of Computing, DCU.

Lunch will be provided on the day.

The Competition will take place over a 5 hour period, in which contestants try to complete as many problems as possible. Contestansts will receive points for every correct solution.

There will be prizes for first, second and third place. This is determined by a scoring system.