November 18, 2021
FALL VIRTUAL EVENT
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Our goal is to bring computer programming teams across Alabama together to compete virtually.
Students at all levels of computer programming skills are invited and encouraged to participate.
Level III - Grades 7/8; Level IV - Grades 9/10; Level V - Grades 11/12
Interested? What to do now?
Register as soon as possible. Sponsors first, then teams before Oct 15, 2021.
Teams of 2 - 4 students in grades 7-12. Competition Fee: $20.00 per student
Payment of competition fees due November 5, 2021. One sponsor per school. Sponsor will receive invoice upon registration completion. One payment per school either by school check or electronic payment.
Students must create an individual account on the competition website: https://actecomp.org/
Sponsors may create an account on the competition website to monitor team progress.
Everyone must create a new login for this competition on the ACTE competition website to gain access to practice competitions and become familiar with the software.
Be sure to write down your login and password!
DO NOT CREATE MORE THAN ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON ON THE COMPETITION WEBSITE. If you have a problem, contact us.
Sponsors receive email copy of ACTE Fall Virtual Guidebook 2021 containing competition rules,
schedule, and a comprehensive guide to using the ACTE contest platform for practice and competition.
COMPETITION DAY, Thursday, November 18, 2021
TPC teams log on to the competition website and click on the competition to join. All students join a common WebEx meeting for attendance purposes, and remain in the WebEx meeting to ask questions, report errors, clear up confusion, and listen for contest managers to announce any rule changes or question wording changes live.
Once the competition begins, teams can view all problems; read descriptions and other problem information; and submit their code. Submissions are processed live and are automatic, so teams can view their score as it is being tallied. Teams may use more than one computer during the competition.
While this is going on, teams can also compare their progress to other teams by watching a live running scoreboard. The software compiles, runs, and scores all the team’s solutions. Team members can see each other's submissions, and the highest-scoring submission is posted each time.
Teams are expected to arrange their own communication through the usage of a group call, Discord, or similar software. Permitted languages are C99, C++11, Java and Python3.
There may be one or two rounds of competition, depending on the number of teams.
Teams compete against each other for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes within their level. Prizes presented electronically from ACTE.
1st Place Team Prize - $200; 2nd Place Team Prize - $100; 3rd Place Team Prize $60
Virtual competition, no resident judges. There is a competition manager. Problems are graded automatically, and feedback on the solutions is released live. Each piece of feedback on each test case has an associated code letter to identify the exact error encountered. See more information on this in the ACTE FALL Virtual TPC Guidebook 2021.
Competition results are posted on the ACTE website by the end of the day, November 18, 2021. Official solutions to the problems, including a problem analysis, and the code is released soon after the competition ends.
NOTE: The ACTE state-wide Virtual FALL & SPRING Team Programming Challenge (TPC) events are in lieu of the ACTE TPC regional and state competitions in year's past.
The new virtual TPC events accommodate more students state-wide for each competition.
Currently there is no qualifying contest for
the Fall & Spring TPC competitions. Again,
this applies only to the Team Programming Challenge events, and not to the regular technology fair for the regional and state category project entries which follows a