Supervisor's Guide

The contest will last for three hours, to be held in a single block. All students at the school must sit the contest at the same time.

The contest must begin between 9am and 5pm inclusive, on the contest day, Australian Eastern Standard Time. For instance, the contest may be held from 3 pm till 6 pm, but not from 5.30 pm till 8.30 pm.

If you are in a non-Australian timezone, please contact us and let us know when you will start the contest.

Before the contest

Starting the contest

During the contest

After the contest

Local technical issues

In the event of any technical failures, students should do their best to continue working on the contest. No extra time will be awarded for technical failures outside the control of the contest organisers (e.g. computer freezes, internet cuts out, rogue siblings).

Contest site failures

In the event of a contest website failure (e.g. the website goes down), students should continue to work on the problems on their local computers. Although judging feedback is unavailable, students are still able to write code in their text editors or IDEs, or work on solving the problems on paper.

Once the issue has been resolved, extra time may be awarded to students who were adversely affected. To request extra time, the student should send a clarification detailing how they were affected by the technical failure, and the amount of extra time they are requesting.

If the three-hour contest window ends before the technical issues are resolved, students should send a copy of their work to their supervising teacher, who should send it to