Welcome to the Pacific NW Region
Programming Contest! The Pacific NW Region is comprised of the
following areas: Alaska, Hawaii,
British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern/central California and
western Nevada. Because of the large geographic area of the region, the
contest is held simultaneously at multiple
sites: California, Northwest (Oregon),
Northeast (E. WA and Idaho), Puget Sound (Western Washington), Canada,
and Hawaii. Regional contests are held each fall, usually
the 1st or 2nd Saturday in November, and qualifying teams are then
eligible to compete in the World Finals, held the following spring.
November 3 is the contest date for the 2012 contest
Site update still in progress...
On contest day, registration will begin at 9am PST (just as with 2011), not 8am as in previous years to accommodate the 3 hour time difference the Hawaii site faces.
Registration will close on Wednesday, October 31.
Any teams registering after October 26 are not
guaranteed t-shirts and a spot in the contest (if the site they wish to
participate at is full, they cannot compete).
have the ability to register up to 5 teams for the contest, provided
your site has room to accommodate them. Each school has the
opportunity to register 3 teams (room permitting at site), guaranteed, through Friday, October 26.
After this point, schools that want to register a 4th and/or 5th
team will officially be allowed to do so (room permitting at site).
problem will have a time limit specific to that problem. The time
limit will be specified as part of each problem statement. In
past years all problems had a default time limit of 120 seconds.
For more details, visit this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/Docs/contest_details.htm
start time has been moved back one hour relative to previous years.
This is to accommodate the Hawaii site so they do not have to
register at 5am (now they can register at 6am :-). Thus
registration for mainland sites begins at 9am and the actual contest
will start somewhere around 1pm. For more details, please visit
this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/details.htm