Challenges at Topcoder often fit into specific categorgies and lend themselves to reusable templates. This helps in many aspects. Among the benefits are:
Keeps challenges consistent for members
Removes overhead on challenge managers and copilots
Increased success of challenges
Reduces time to review the challenge
Improves the accuracy of submissions
When you create a challenge at Topcoder, always first try to start from a template. Doing so will guide you to a successful challenge and remove a lot of work for you.
If you have any questions about challenge specifications and templates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.