This competition is held Saturday, 15th May, 1999 in the Faculty of
Engineering Buildings on the campus of the University of Calgary.
We are awarding the prizes and marking the Creative Programming
Competition in a different way this year.
Click here to get to the Creative Programming Competition
Here are the major rule changes
- Programs involving web page development are no longer allowed in the Creative
Programming Competition. Instead, web page developers
have a competition of their own -- deadline 30th April 1999
- The judges will attempt to group the entries into
similar types of programs
- There will be HONOURABLE MENTIONS for the top 1 or 2 entries in each group and an
overall winner of the creative competition.
- Documentation associated with your program will be judged seperately from the actual
- We will have a new marking scheme and hope to have
different sets of judges handle the different parts of the Creative Programming
- Teams will display (and be judged upon) an original creative program
written in any computer programming language.
- Participants are not restricted in the type of program they wish to
develop, however web page developers now have a
competition of their own.. Programs may fit categories such as simulation,
utility, arcade games, graphic arts, adventure games, educational tutorials, application etc.
- The creative programs should include such items as:
- Documentation including 3 copies of a project overview booklet to provide the judges
with general information about their project.
- Error checking
- An oral presentation (3 -- 5 minutes) to the judges. There may be several teams of
- A flow chart to show programming logic and sequence.
- A visual display for relevant material on a half (1 metre high) tri-fold
- Special effects (such as sound, graphics or animation.
- Creative programs will be judged on the competitor's understanding of
computer programming concepts, presentation and other criteria such as:
- Program clarity.
- Program innovation.
- Attractive appearance.
- Quality of oral and visual presentations.
- Program completeness -- how polished is it? -- how fully featured?
- Logical organization of ideas --flow charts, object graphs, etc.
- Participants may use any programming language, tools, support code etc.,
but it is expected that competitors using advanced development tools exhibit a
proportionally advanced project.
- Parents and/or teachers are strongly encouraged to assist
participants in setting up their equipment and to provide moral support before the
competition begins. However, all adults are required to leave the room when the judges are
judging participants creative programs and also during the hours of the problem-solving
- The decision of the judges is final. Clarification of
any points in the Rules section is available on request.
- Computers and peripherals brought to University of Calgary will be tagged
with an ID number, the equipment recorded, and a matching ID number will be given to the
owner. Security WILL NOT allow the computers to leave the building until the owner shows
the tag to the guard indicating that the equipment is rightfully theirs. This clearance
will only be given AFTER 3:00 PM on Saturday, Computers once brought in will not be
allowed to leave until this time!
- SO FAR, no problems have arisen with loss of property, and it is hoped we
can continue providing a secure environment. Security Services at University of Calgary
will be operating throughout both days of the competition. However, SAIT, The Calgary
Public Board of Education, The Calgary Catholic Board of Education, The University of
Calgary and the Calgary Region Computer Programming Society WILL NOT accept responsibility
for ANY loss or damage to equipment or software.
When you send in your entry form you should include what you think is an appropriate
group for your program. When you actually hand in your documentation on the evening of the
Creative Programming Competition, you should put on the front cover which group is now
appropriate for your program. The judges may adjust the choice of group if they consider
that your entry better fits into a different area.
Which groups will be available on the night of the competition depends on how many
entries and how many different types of creative programs are entered. These are some of
the possible groupings of programs -- other areas are permitted. If there is a small
number of entries in some groups, then they may be combined. There will be
HONOURABLE MENTIONS for the top 1 or 2 entries in each group and an overall winner of the
Creative Programming Competition.
We have a new marking scheme this year and hope to have a new approach to the marking.
Last Modified:- 1999, April 28, 07:48 PM by M. Smith