I wanted to share several updates related to IOI after the International Committee meeting in February in Singapore.
As was e-mailed to ioi-ga@ earlier today, there is a proposal from IC to introduce Honourable Mentions at IOI 2020 pending GA approval at GA1 of the IOI 2020. After lengthy internal discussion about various formats, the chosen one was “For those contestants who do not receive medals, the score necessary to achieve an Honourable Mention is the largest score such that at least 70% of all contestants receive either a medal or an Honourable Mention”. This means that without changing the current IOI medal structure, about 20% of all contestants will be acknowledged with Honourable Mentions. Again, this is all subject to GA approval.
There was a discussion about the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19. Please refer to updates at the official IOI 2020 page.
IC has formally approved the new logo of the IOI. It isn’t dramatically different, but the unavailability of the original logo in high-resolution or vector formats was forcing many in the community to re-create the original. The hope is that this will no longer be necessary and the logo in various formats can now be downloaded from IOI official website.
After making the survey during IOI 2019, we have now updated the contact information (website and contact e-mail) for all the members (apart from a couple of countries, where I’m still trying to obtain the information). It’s available at the official IOI website. I have manually checked that all websites are working last month.