JUDGES’ RESPONSES
 
Run Judgments
Solutions to problems submitted for judging are called runs. Each run is judged as accepted (“YES”) or rejected, and the team is notified of the results, via PC^2. Rejected runs are marked based on the following table:

           | <Completed> | Run-time | Time-limit |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
Wrong      |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
No Output  |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
Incomplete |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
Excessive  |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
Format     |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+
YES        |             |          |            |
-----------+-------------+----------+------------+

Explanations of the above categories are as follows:
Thus you can receive the following PC^2 judgments from the table above:  Note that you can also get a Compilation Error
 
A run can only receive ONE of the above responses.  In the case of multiple possible responses, the response provided by the judges will be the one deemed most “helpful.”  As an example, Output Format Error will never be returned when one of Excessive Output or Incomplete Output also applies.  However, this is a case-by-case decision.  Suffice it to say that a run may have more than one thing wrong with it, but you will receive only one response!
 
PROBLEM QUERIES
During the contest, teams may have questions concerning the problem statements.  There is a mechanism in PC^2 that automates this process.  Details of this process are in your PC^2 Team Guide.
 
The basic procedure is for a team to specify the problem they have a question about, type in the question, and send it to the judges via the network.  Judges may reply, again via PC^2, directly to the team, or may “broadcast” their response to all the teams.
 
Do not expect an immediate reply.  Judges must carefully consider how to answer the queries.  Teams at all sites will see the responses to all “broadcast” responses to queries.
 
In some cases, the response to your question may be “No Response”.  If you receive this, it means that the judges feel that your question is answered by a full and careful reading of the problem statement.