TCO20 SEA&O REGIONAL EVENT Design Challenge Championship

Key Information

The challenge is finished.

Challenge Summary

Welcome and congratulations on MAKING IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

This is it! The final DESIGN BATTLE… “There can be only one!”

This is it! 30 minutes to rapidly design a user interface (UI) that conveys your thoughts and solves the design problem!

ALL TOPCODER DESIGN RULES APPLY. Entries must be your original work, and must not infringe on the copyright or licenses of others. All standard Topcoder Terms, Topcoder Policies apply to this challenge. Your design must be created by you and original to you. You are allowed to be inspired by design research, but copying and submitting someone else's designs is against Topcoder policies and will not be tolerated.

RESPECT OTHER DESIGNERS. If you have any doubts ask!
The goal of this challenge is to design the look and feel of a 1 Tablet Screen

Problem: Topcoder Profile & Resume
As the Topcoder Community continues to evolve and we introduce more opportunities like "Gig" work to our members we want you to be able to upload, share, and improve your online Topcoder resume. Topcoder profiles should quickly showcase your skills, portfolio, and Topcoder awards. In the next 30min think of ways to improve the design of the Topcoder Profile page.

Profile Goals
  • Showcase "you"
  • Showcase your skills, portfolio, and awards
  • Allow you to use your Topcoder profile as a resume for Gig work or other job opportunities.

Feel free to use and copy content from Topcoder’s Profile Page but only use it as a wireframe.

What should you include?
  • Profile photo?
  • Topcoder ranking? Skills? Portfolio?
  • Quotes? Hobbies? Interest? Etc?
  • Job history?

Design & Branding Guidelines
  • Think of Topcoder Customers viewing and looking to hire you.
  • Don't overthink it!

Identifying information
  • DO NOT use your NAME or TOPCODER HANDLE/USERNAME in your submission
  • We are only sharing the submission number during the judging process (XXXXX vs XXXXX) to the judge.

Submission Format Requirements
  • iPad/Tablet Format

Target Audience
  • Topcoder members looking to showcase their skills and use their profile as a resume.

Judging Criteria
Your submission will be quickly judged on the following criteria:
  • Good clean UI design
  • Does the UX make sense
  • Originality in your concept

1. Each Round is 30 minutes long
2. There will be 5 minutes extra for uploading. *IF there is an uploading issue we will accept your submission via email within a 10min window (only if there is a true uploading issue). If your submission arrives after the 40min mark - your submission will be disqualified.
3. No need to declare Fonts, Stock Art, icons, etc. (All Topcoder Rules still apply!)
4. You only need to submit your JPG/PNG files
5. No need to send your Source file (If you are asked for your source file you will need to provide it)
6. Prepare your file/folder structure early to plan for uploading
7. Have fun... do not cheat. If it seems like a bad idea, it probably is, and you will be caught.

Please read the challenge specification carefully and watch the forums for any questions or feedback concerning this challenge. It is important that you monitor any updates provided by the client or Studio Admins in the forums. Please post any questions you might have for the client in the forums.

How To Submit

  • New to Studio? ‌Learn how to compete here
  • Upload your submission in three parts (Learn more here). Your design should be finalized and should contain only a single design concept (do not include multiple designs in a single submission).
  • If your submission wins, your source files must be correct and “Final Fixes” (if applicable) must be completed before payment can be released.
  • You may submit as many times as you'd like during the submission phase, but only the number of files listed above in the Submission Limit that you rank the highest will be considered. You can change the order of your submissions at any time during the submission phase. If you make revisions to your design, please delete submissions you are replacing.

Winner Selection

Submissions are viewable to the client as they are entered into the challenge. Winners are selected by the client and are chosen solely at the client's discretion.


2021 Topcoder(R) Open


Screening Scorecard


Your Design Files:

  1. Look for instructions in this challenge regarding what files to provide.
  2. Place your submission files into a "" file.
  3. Place all of your source files into a "" file.
  4. Declare your fonts, stock photos, and icons in a "Declaration.txt" file.
  5. Create a JPG preview file.
  6. Place the 4 files you just created into a single zip file. This will be what you upload.

Trouble formatting your submission or want to learn more? ‌Read the FAQ.

Fonts, Stock Photos, and Icons:

All fonts, stock photos, and icons within your design must be declared when you submit. DO NOT include any 3rd party files in your submission or source files. Read about the policy.


All submissions are screened for eligibility before the challenge holder picks winners. Don't let your hard work go to waste. Learn more about how to  pass screening.


Questions? ‌Ask in the Challenge Discussion Forums.


  • Layered PSD files created in Adobe Photoshop or similar
  • AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Vector AI files created in Adobe Illustrator or similar
  • Sketch
  • XD
  • Figma

You must include all source files with your submission.




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