I'm happy to invite you to take part in the second edition of InfO(1) Cup, an online contest meant to be similar to international olympiads such as IOI, CEOI, BOI, APIO, etc. If you remember last year's entry about the contest, you should notice that we've been talking about making it an onsite event, but we decided it's both easier (especially financially) and helpful to more people (as we can have more online participants) to have it online.
The contest consists of 2 rounds: the national round and the international round. Participation to both rounds is invitation based (you can see the "official" participants here). We've tried to reach out to the official organizers of Informatics Olympiad in several countries to make the competition as fierce as possible by having future IOI-participans, as well as to help those students in their training for upcoming international olympiads.
Both rounds will have online mirrors (which are the purpose of this entry), that you're all invited to take part in. Both online mirror will be taken in the usaco format. The first round is similar in difficulty with a div2 round, 5 problems in 4 hours, whereas the international round (the one meant to be similar to IOI, CEOI, etc) will last for 5 hours and participants will have 4 problems to solve. If you are a strong participant, then we advise you to take part in the international round and if not, both rounds should be a good training.
You can register for any of these online mirrors here. As in the case of all contests with this format, we kindly ask the participants not to discuss the problem until the end of both the official round and its online mirror (may it be the national or international round)
You can check last edition's problems and rankings here.
And last but not least, I want to present the scientific committee (in random order): I (Costin Oncescu), Alex Tatomir (one of last year's winners of InfO(1) Cup), Alexandru Niculae, Costin Tudor, Cristea Theodor
I will update the blog when taking online mirrors becomes available (shortly after the rounds themselves). Good luck to everyone!