consortium for computing sciences in colleges :  central plains

Programming Contest


Brought to you in part thanks to generous contributions from Cerner Corporation and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.


Are your students the best in the land? Or at least in the Central Plains conference? Find out by entering CCSC:CP's annual Programming Contest!!   But first, just to prepare you for the rigors ahead,  see the programming problems, and how participants fared, in 2014.



Team Composition:

Generally, there must be exactly 3 students per team, but an institution may have one team of 2 students. No more than one graduate student per team is allowed. Team members must be enrolled for at least 6 hours at their institution.




The official contest languages are C, C++, and Java.




Tentatively, the environment will be Windows 7 with Eclipse and Visual Studio .NET. Simple editors (Notepad, WordPad, TextPad, Notepad ++) are also available.



Multiple Teams From Same School:

The goal of the contest is to have participation from as many schools as possible. No “second teams” will be entered unless all schools wanting to participate have sent at least one team. In that case, “second teams” will be accepted in the order of registration. No “third teams” will be accepted until all teams wanting to send a second team have done so. We do not anticipate room for any fourth teams.



Official Rules:

We will be using the ACM ICPC rules.



Entry Fee:

There will be a $20 per team member registration fee. Each member of a programming team MUST be registered INDIVIDUALLY in order to expedite the registration process and ensure participation. Fees may be paid on the conference registration site or by cash or check on the day of the conference. The fee covers Saturday’s luncheon, snacks, copying, and other costs of conducting the programming contest.




Send an e-mail to Jim Cain specifying your school, team name(s), and team members by March 15th. Teams will be notified after March 15th whether they have been accepted and may register online after they have been notified.


Registration information can be found at




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