TCO19 Algorithm Problem Writing Trip

TCO19 Algorithm Problem Writing Trip


We’re excited to bring back the incentive program for algorithm problem writers, both new and old! This program will run from Sept 1st 2018 to July 31 2019. You can earn points writing problems for the algorithm competitions. The winner from each stage will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to TCO19 in the USA!

Algorithm Problem Writer Incentive Program Stages Dates

Problem Writing Points and Trips

You can submit your problems and earn points during any stage of TCO. All problems must be submitted correctly via the process explained here by midnight (12:00 am) Eastern time on the final day. All submitted problems will be reviewed by Topcoder. You will be notified if your submitted problem is accepted or rejected for possible use in a future competition. Only accepted problems will earn points. Problem acceptance and the assigned point value is at the sole discretion of Topcoder. Actual future problem usage may not reflect initial acceptance and point assignment.

With 100 points, you can win a trip to the 2019 TCO Finals (location to be revealed later in the year) and with 65 points you can win a trip the nearest regional to your location. There are a total of 10 trips to award, 5 trips to TCO19 Finals and 5 Trips to TCO19 Regional Events.


Point AllocationEasyMediumHard
SRM Div 2235
SRM Div 151020


Trips*Number of TripsPoints Required
TCO19 Finals Trip5100
TCO19 Regional Trip565

*Trips will be awarded on First Come First Serve basis.
The Regional Trip will be awarded as a one time reimbursement of a max of $500 for members travel and other logistics.

Points Bucket
The points will work as a points bucket to make you earn trips. Which means, in case you earn 165 points, you can use them for 1 TCO Finals Trip and 1 TCO Regional Trip.

Note: A member is only entitled to win 1 trip to TCO19 Finals and 1 Trip to TCO19 Regional Event.

Standard TCO eligibility also applies.

How to submit your problems

Please visit this page for more information on how to submit your problems through our system. It’s important to note that you will be communicating via email to us at in addition to using the system to submit. Please be sure to communicate in a timely manner so you can earn your points! Good luck!


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Current Leaderboard*

Please see the winners above, the leaderboard will be updated as and when the problems are used!

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