APPLICATIONS FINAL ROUND:
Who may participate? The best 6 to 15 participants from the Applications Olympiad First Round countrywide will be invited to take part in the Final Round in Cape Town.
Requirements: Each participant will be given access to a computer. Participants will have a choice of a limited range of Computer Application Packages which are suitable for this type of competition. The contest stretches over 4 hours on one day. Each candidate will be given a number of problems to solve in the allotted time. Evaluation will be done by a panel of experts.
Location: The competition uses a laboratory at the University of Cape Town. Out-of-town participants are housed at a nearby bed-and-breakfast. The Computer Olympiad office will arrange and pay for flights, accommodation, meals and refreshments.
The winning participants receive medals and cash awards.
1st: Gold medal and R3 000 prize money
2nd and 3rd: Silver medal and R2 000 prize money each
4th, 5th and 6th: Bronze medal and R1 000 prize money each
Each participant also receives a certificate.