This is an open contest. There is no entry fee or need to pre-register
and everyone (with the exception of the organizers) is eligible. Teams
may be of any size.
A team consists of every person who contributes ideas or code towards
a submission. In particular, individuals may only be members of a
single team and teams may not divide or collaborate with each other
once the contest has begun.
In the spirit of friendly competition, teams should refrain from
discussing strategies or sharing code until the winners have been
announced at ICFP. Until that time, we ask teams to keep all
discussion related to the task to the
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. The list
has public, web-accessible
During the contest, we will offer 24-hour support. Any teams with
questions about the task description or contest mechanics should
contact the organizers first by sending email to
may submit an entry to the 24-hour lightning division. They may still
participate in the main contest. All lightning division entries will
also be entered into the main contest.
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valid entries to the contest is specified on the submission page. Any entries not satisfying this
specification or submitted after the deadline may be disqualified, at
the discretion of the judges.
The prizes for this year's contest are as follows (Pending final
budget approval from ACM):
- First prize: $1000, free conference registration for two student
team members, and the satisfaction of hearing the judges proclaim your
programming language "the programming tool of choice for
- Second prize: $300, free conference registration for one student
team member, and the consolation of hearing us proclaim your
programming language "a fine programming tool for many
- Lightning prize: $100, and the joy of hearing us esteem your
programming language as "very suitable for rapid prototyping."
- Judges prize: $100, and the pleasure of hearing us call you a
group of "extremely cool hackers."