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By ruzana.miniakhmetova, 7 years ago, translation, In English,

ABBYY Cup 3.0 is coming! Within the Cup we announce the programming problem contest. Best problems will go to ABBYY Cup 3.0 and best authors will win prizes!

A problem should include:

  • description;
  • input/output example;
  • brief description of solution.
  • You can also add a complexity level (easy, medium, hard) and your ideas about modifications. We are interested in "heuristic" problems besides "classic". An example of a heuristic problem from the ABBYY Cup 2.0 is here.

    All problems must be new i.e. invented by you. Every contestant can send no more than three problems. If your problem does not go to ABBYY Cup 3.0, we promise to keep it in secret. Jury members are no longer participants of programming contests and they are not interested in using your problems apart from ABBYY Cup.

    Please send your problems in .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .txt format to abbyycup@abbyy.com with subject "ABBYY problem contest". Problems are accepted from 8 to 21 April. Write your name, surname, school and graduation year. It is desirable to write your Codeforces handle. Be sure that you receive the answer which confirms receiving your email!

    We hope that our problem contest will be held every year and will help to find new talants and make ABBYY Cup more interesring for contestants!

     
     
     
     
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    ABBYY has good problems :)))

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      correctness: ABBYY chooses good problems from those ABBYY received in email

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    Brief description of solution is required. Does this mean, not code, just written description of solution? or both?

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    How do you define "best problem" and "best author"? What is the criteria?

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      Best author is the author of the best broblem :)

      It is hard to formalize criteria because it is rather subjective. Experienced contest participants can see good and interesting problems. And how do you distinguish good and bad problems, for example?

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    How many problems will be selected for the contest??

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    I sent my problems 1 hour ago and haven't received any answer yet. What should I do?

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    I have sent you an email with a problem statement but did not receive any confirmation that it was delivered. I am asking this because in this post I've read the following: "Be sure that you receive the answer which confirms receiving your email!".

    Is anything going wrong or it's OK?