Each competition for a certain time frame would enable you more opportunities to earn TCO points. At the end of the TCO stage, your total points could be high enough to earn you a trip to the onsite TCO finals in the USA or additional prize money.
The TCO takes place online with points accumulation for Development and Design Tracks and online elimination-style rounds for the Data Science and Algorithm tracks. After all the competitions online are completed, the top performers from each track win prizes and trips to the USA TCO Finals to compete, network, and meet other members and admin.
Regional TCO events are one or two day events including some form of competition with prizes (for example, a hackathon), food and drink, networking opportunities, and fun.
As a TCO Finalist, you get an all-expense paid trip to the USA event, the opportunity to compete live, and become a Topcoder champion. Each year the TCO Finals are held in the USA.
Please note that you must be a Topcoder member as well as meet all of the eligibility requirements posted in the TCO Rules.
Cash Prizes Distribution
Cash prizes are paid out within 60 days after the Onsite Finals event. All cash prize winners will still need to follow the usual Topcoder payment policies and procedures.
Non Cash Prize Distribution
Participatory prizes and non-cash prizes (such as t-shirts) will be mailed within one month following the conclusion of the Onsite Finals. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.
Airfare to and from the event.
Ground transportation to and from the event and airport.
Most meals during the event.
Finalists who require a Visa to enter the USA can request a Visa invitation letter from Topcoder to assist them with their Visa appointment.
Upon notification of winning a trip, Finalists will be given all the relevant information needed to request a visa letter and details about the trip.