2009 TopCoder High School Tournament


Attention high school students everywhere! The 2009 TopCoder High School tournament is here! For the past seven months, Season Three of TopCoder High School has been in full throttle. We have had a Referral Program to heighten the stakes; there have been a number of Spotlight Sessions for one-on-one advice from the pros, and of course 14 High School SRMs for which to practice your skills. We hope you are now ready for the big event! You will have the chance at the $10,000 in scholarship money as well as a limited edition TopCoder High School t-shirt.

The 2009 TopCoder High School tournament is a world-wide programming tournament open to all TopCoder members who are currently in high school, registered for Season 3 and fit the criteria listed in the rules. Becoming a TopCoder member is easy and free. Register here. Taking part in the 2009 TCHS gives you the opportunity to showcase your programming skills against some of the best in the world. Have a question about the event or about being a TopCoder member? Just email service@topcoder.com.

Important Dates

Online Elimination Rounds: January 3, 10, and 17, 2009
Online Championship Round: January 24, 2009

Who Can Compete?

Any registered TopCoder High School member between the ages of 13 and 20 (inclusive) can compete, as long as they are pursuing a secondary education during the season. Please read the rules for the full eligibility criteria.

TCHS Prize Purse

A prize purse of at least $10,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded. See the official rules and regulations for full details.

What's New

TCHS Spotlight Sessions were a smash hit! If you missed any of these educational and fun chat sessions in the Arena, be sure to visit the chat transcripts to see what you missed!

Important Dates

Online Elimination Round 1 January 03, 2009

Online Elimination Round 2 January 10, 2009

Online Elimination Round 3 January 17, 2009

Online Championship Round Saturday, January 24, 2009