Overall data
Contest type: Progressive
Contestant type: Single
Access type: Public
Registration type: Free registration
Levels: 9
Accepted limit: 40
Accepted by levels: 4
Points by problem: 2520
Programming languages: C   C#   C++   C++11   Java   Python  
Show problems to all: Yes
Show judgments to the contestants: Yes
Show judgments to all: Yes
Show standings to the contestants: Yes
Show standings to all: Yes
Show statistics to the contestants: Yes
Show statistics to all: Yes
Gold medals: 2
Silver medals: 3
Bronze medals: 3
Specific rules
Hello users!

We are glad to invite you to take part in the 13th Edition of the COJ Progressive Contest, sponsored by Red de Programación Competitiva (RPC) and in salute to the COJ's 9th Anniversary. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of our history!

The problems for this contest are from 2018 UTP-COLOMBIA Open programming contests of Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira (UTP) and 2018 UFPS-COLOMBIA programming contests of Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) in Colombia, and 2017 ICPC-BOLIVIA in Bolivia, hosted by the Red de Programación Competitiva (RPC).

The contest duration is 15 days. In principle, the tasks are in English, but some easy problems may be also in Spanish. The allowed programming languages are C, C++, C++11, C#, Java and Python; however correct solutions will be ensured only for C, C++ and C++11. Judges will not ensure a possible solution for other programming languages. The contest will be held on the rules for Progressive competitions in the COJ. If you have any question, please feel free to ask on coj@uci.cu

To participate you need to have an account in the COJ (for a new account, please use this form). You don't need to register in the contest: the registration in the contest is effective with the first submission.

The challenge is as follows:
  • The problems are divided by difficulty levels, and in the beginning you only have access to the first level of problems.
  • In order to gain access to the next level of problems, you must solve a specific number of problems from the current level (defined by the Contest-Setter).
  • Not all levels require the same amount of problems and, of course, we design each level to be more challenging than the previous one.
About the ranking of the contest:
  • There will be not penalty time for rejected submissions.
  • There will be not (less or more) points by solve any problem after or before another user. Points are assigned when you solve a problem.
  • Each problem has a fixed number of points, so no matter the number of users who solved it will always worth the same.
  • The scored points are in this form: TPOINTS / (TLEVELS - PLEVEL + 1) where TPOINTS is the Total Points defined for all the problems in the contest, TLEVELS is the Total Levels defined for the contest and PLEVEL is the level of the given problem. Note that problems in the first level gives you TPOINTS / TLEVELS points, and problems on the last level gives you TPOINTS points (full points). The higher the level, the more points are scored.
  • If two users have the same points in the ranking, the user who has solved its problems before, must be in a higher rank.
We are celebrating the 9th Anniversary of the COJ. Then, for this 13th Edition of the COJ Progressive Contest we will have 9 levels of problems, and you need to solve 4 problems from each one to pass to the next level. On the other hand, you can solve 40 problems in the entire contest to see (unblock by special rule) all the problems in all the levels. The value for TPOINTS is 2520 points (in this edition).

Problems by levels:
  • Level 1: 7 problems.
  • Level 2: 7 problems.
  • Level 3: 6 problems.
  • Level 4: 6 problems.
  • Level 5: 5 problems.
  • Level 6: 5 problems.
  • Level 7: 4 problems.
  • Level 8: 4 problems.
  • Level 9: 3 problems.
The contest will award two gold, two three silver, and two three bronze medals. These contestants will be awarded with COJ's t-shirts, which will have their logo engraved, as well as messages in allusion to the sponsor and to the contest as well. In addition, other three t-shirts will be randomly sorted between the other contestants solving at least one problem. The t-shirts will be sent by sponsor to the winners.
Other awards could be announced later!


Can you get to the last level?
Can you solve all the problems?
This is the real challenge for you!

We hope that you enjoy it very much. Thank you and have fun!