UTCS High School Invitational Computing Contest

Contact Name: 
Mike Scott
Feb 1, 2014 7:30am - 5:30pm

UTCS High School Invitational Computing Contest at the University of Texas at Austin campus in the new CS building, the Bill and Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex.Contest Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014


Format - UIL Style Event

  • The contest consists of a 45 minute multiple choice test and a 2 hour programming contest with 12 problems.
  • UIL style scoring for written test and programming contest.
  • The programming language for the contest is Java.
  • Most problems will require you to read from data files.
  • For the programming contest submission are via a wireless PC^2 network. Submission will be via PC^2 only. Teams must have a machine with a wireless network card to compete in the programming contest.
  • The contest written exam and programming pack will be new materials, NOT the UIL B invitational materials


Individual and team awards for large (4A and 5A) and small (1A - 3A) schools. Individual awards based on the written test only. Team score is total of the written scores of contestants on a team and the team programming score.

Tentative Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30   - 9:00 am           Check in.
  • 8:00 am - 10:30 am      Tours of the Gates Building
  • 10:30 - 11:30 am          Written Test
  • 11:30 am- 1:00 pm       Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm             Computer Set Up and Dry Run
  • 2:30 - 4:30 pm             Programming Contest
  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm             Appeals, Verification, Compile Final Scores
  • 5:30pm                        Awards


Schools may enter up to two teams of three students each. Contact Mike Scott at scottm [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu to obtain an invitation to the contest. Include the following information in your email:

  1. Your school name
  2. Your UIL classification
  3. The sponsor or coaches name
  4. The number of teams you plan on bringing
  5. A contact phone number

There is no entry fee for this contest.