The third contest of the 2023-2024 USACO season will run from February 16th to February 19th. Good luck to everyone! Please wait until the contest is over for everyone before discussing anything contest-related (including but not limited to your scores or anything about the problems).
For those unfamiliar with the USACO contest format, please refer to the contest instructions and rules. We provide a short FAQ but folks should read all the rules carefully.
Note: The USACO website has been switched over to HTTPS and some other upgrades have happened since the last contest.
I have a question about the contest. Where do I ask it?
Email the contest director via the instructions above. Do not post anything publicly about the questions (including but not limited to your scores, how you felt about the problems, any content of the problems, etc) until after the contest is over for everyone. Do not DM me or anyone else affiliated with USACO, only the contest director can assist you. The contest director does not monitor Codeforces, this blog post is merely a courtesy to inform other people of the contest.
When can I enter the contest?
The contest will open on February 16th.
If I submit multiple programs, which one gets evaluated?
Only the last submission will be evaluated for official scoring purposes.
Can I use prewritten code / templates?
Can I use AI tools during the contest including but not limited to ChatGPT and Copilot?
Am I allowed to use outside resources during the contest?
You may only refer to language documentation.
Can I solve problems in Rust?
No, the only languages supported are C, C++, Java, and Python. Consult the instructions for language-specific technical details.
Will Rust support be added?
Probably not. Petition IOI to add Rust support first.