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: Northern California, Northwest (Oregon),
Northeast (E. WA and Idaho), Puget
Sound (Western Washington), Canada,
The 2014 contest will now be held on Saturday, November 15.
will open October 1 and thanks to sponsorship the cost will be only $30 per team.
- As with the past few years, each school will be
allowed up to 5 teams, space permitting.
- There will be two divisions this year!
- Division 1 (D1) is for teams that are very
strong algorithmically. The D1 problem set will be difficult.
It will be along the lines of a lite version of what you
would see at World Finals. Only D1 teams are
eligible for slots in the World Finals.
- Divsion II (D2) is for teams that have not
completed the algorithm sequence at their school and/or have not
competed in programming contests before. Almost all problems
in D2 will be at the CS1 and CS2 levels. Most teams in this
division have a great chance at solving many problems. If a
team does well in this division this year, that team should try D1 next
year! Participating in D2 will not count against your
eligibility for World Finals in future years (other than the rules
established by ICPC itself based on age/year in school -- see the
Contest Rules tab above for more information on the ICPC rules).
When registering a team for D2, include 'D2' at the beginning of
the team name. The D2 will be removed for the actual contest.
- Check the two division FAQ for more details
- We will support Python in this year's contest.
While Python is not yet supported in World Finals, based on
feedback from you, we have decided to add it. We will support
Python 2.7.6 and 3.4.0.
the future, if you are interested and capable of
hosting, please contact the regional director at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs of the contest (food, t-shirts, balloons, etc.) are
covered by the PacNW region. As a host school your teams
participate for free.
NOTES FOR 2012 CONTEST
3 is the contest date for the 2012 contest
update still in progress...
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.
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
team will officially be allowed to do so (room permitting at site).
problems that require input, that input will come from stdin.
previous years input was read from a file. For more details,
visit this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/Docs/contest_details.htm
problem will have a time limit specific to that problem. The
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
responses are the same as last year to attempt to provide better
on team submissions. For more details, please visit this
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
this link: http://www.acmicpc-pacnw.org/details.htm
- Email any questions to: email@example.com
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2014 PacNW Contest
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November 2, 2013
| The Top 10:
Blue (UC Berkeley)
Wrong Answer (U British Columbia)
Diamond (U British Columbia)
(U of Washington)
Sonic (U of Washington)
(U of Washington)
| 2013 Site Champions:
- NoCal: University of California ,
Berkeely, Berkeley Blue
- NW: Linfield College: G^3
- Puget Sound: University of
- Canada: University of British
Columbia, Wrong Answer
- Hawaii: Brigham Young University
- NE: Eastern Washington University,
Photos from NW site
|THANK YOU to our wonderful 2013 site
- University of British Columbia -
- University of Puget Sound - Adam
- George Fox University - Brent Wilson
- University of California, Santa
Cruz - Daniel Rosenthal
- Brigham Young University, Hawaii -
- Eastern Washington
you still have questions or require special information not found here,
email the contest director: