How do I register a team for the contest?
- Registration for the Pacific Region Contest is a
two part process.
- First, you need to
reserve a spot by registering your team(s) on-line with
ACM-ICPC - up to 5 teams per school, space permitting. (See the link below)
- Then, you must
confirm your registration
by sending to the Regional Director a check or money order with the
registration fee of $40 for each team for first three teams, $30 for
fourth and fifth teams. (The confirmation form can be printed from this
web site. See below.) NOTE: PayPal support coming soon! See
Registration link STEP 2 below.
- Each team
must have a
faculty sponsor/advisor (who
may also be the coach). Among other
things, the sponsor's signature certifies that the team members meet the
contest eligibility requirements.
The sponsor or the coach (if s/he is a faculty member)
must accompany the team to the contest site. That is, each team must be
accompanied by a faculty member from their institution.
Online reservation must take place before Oct. 29 to be considered
"on time". Teams who do not reserve by this date
are considered late and may NOT receive t-shirts, and may not be guaranteed a place in the contest.
(Checks must be received by Nov 1., and are non-refundable.) Until a check is received,
your registration status is "pending" and your team is NOT eligible to compete.
*NOTE: Team member names do NOT have to be entered at the time of registration.
HOWEVER, team names and COMPLETE info must be completed by Nov. 1. Teams w/o complete team member
information will be ineligible to compete.
If you have questions regarding the
online registration process,
please contact the help desk:
What happens when more teams want to enter than there is space to
One of ACM and our goals is to have as many
as possible compete in the Contest. Depending on the resources at the volunteer host sites
(How Can My School Be a Volunteer Site?), it may not be
possible to register more than one team from a school.
In an attempt to be as fair as possible, the Pacific NW Region has
adopted the following policy:
If more teams have requested to register than there are slots
- Registration requests will be prioritized by postmark, through the
registration deadline. Each institution's #1 team will be registered, then available slots
will be filled by #2 teams, and then the #3 teams, etc.,
in the same order. Teams who have submitted their
registrations by the deadline will be notified of their status at this time.
- Teams whose registrations are postmarked after the registration date
will be placed in any remaining slots, by the same algorithm. They will be notified as
soon as possible if slots are available.
Can a team register at the site on the day of the Contest?