The Largest International AI Coding Tournament For Kids

Global Tournament
August 1-31, 2021

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Award Ceremony 9/12 @10:00 AM CST (China)

Challenge your coding skills & have fun!

CodeQuest 2021 brings coding and competition together in a month-long global coding challenge for the top. We use the reputable CodeCombat multiple players arena algorithm challenge, which was used in the 33rd IOI competition this year for global top coding players from 87 countries and regions.

Based on the final ranking we're currently reaching out to those on the top of the leaderboard via email, WeChat, Facebook, WhatsApp and etc to verify information.

Join us 10:00 am on September 12, 2021 CST as we announce the top placed winners!

Thank you to all the CodeQuest 2021 Global Tournament participants who joined us this year, BEST LUCK!


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Rules

General

  • Once you register you’ll get a direct link to the tournament ladder where you can spectate or enter to start coding.
  • The tournament for Asian players starts Sunday , August 1 at 8:30AM CST and ends Tuesday, September 1 at 3:00PM CST.
  • The final day to register for the tournament is September 1 at 3:00PM CST.
  • You’ll find more directions and all the methods and properties you’ll need to set up your units once you join the arena.
  • Once the tournament ends, submissions will be locked for a final ranking and verification period.

Scoring

  • In each arena your code will play constantly in the background against other players to determine how strong it is.
  • The number of points you earn for a match are determined by a Bayesian calculation predicting how likely you were to win that match. So if you beat a player ranked higher than you, you gain more points. Beat a player lower than you, gain fewer points. Lose to a weaker player, lose more points. Lose to a stronger player, lose fewer points. Your code will play on both the red and blue teams.
  • You can test your code against any player and improve your strategy until you win, but remember: no points are scored until you submit your latest code and it starts to automatically play matches against other players.

Categories

  • We have 3 brackets to group players, Grade 1-6 for primary school students, Grade 7-12 for middle & high school students and Open Category which has no age limitations.
  • Your category is based on the age information we received from you. It reflects your registration information from your previous qualification tournament.
  • Open Category is served for those participants of teachers from schools and training centers and college students.
  • You will compete with your category to win the awards. Please verify your category carefully to make sure it is accurate.
Code Quest Global Committee has final discretion on determining and validating winners, all decisions are final.

Employees or contractors of CodeCombat are excluded from participating / winning prizes.
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Prizes

  • Prizes will be awarded to those who achieve top place in their bracket based on their placement within the leaderboard. For example, if you place 1st among other 1-6 graders, you win the 1st player prize for the Grade 1-6 bracket listed in the Prize section.
  • If you have submitted code more than once, we will only count your highest submission when announcing prizes.
  • We will work with winners to distribute their prizes in a timely manner after the tournament has concluded and all winners are verified. Please expect delays if you reside due increased production and shipping times.
  • We will provide digital certificate for free to all winners. But if you need an elegant hard copy of your certificate, we will charge $30 for one certificate including design, production and post fee. If you need a trophy to show your proud achievement, we will charge $100 for certificate + trophy covering design, production and post fee.
  • We will organize a global live awarding ceremony on 10:00 am, September 12, 2021 CST.

Verifying

  • We may ask players to identify themselves so that we can detect duplicate entries.
  • All players eligible for prizes agree that refusing to provide us with identifying information may lead to ineligibility for prizes.

Fair Play

  • You should work independently to write down the code and submit it. We encourage you to submit multiple times to improve your coding strategies and skills.
  • We will use technical screening to verify if your code is cheating or not. For those codes which copy from somewhere, they are rejected from the final awards.

Eligibility

  • We have local pre-selection tournaments in some regions such as China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore and etc. If you’ve been qualified for joining Code Quest, the local tournament committee will inform you to join Code Quest 2021.
  • We will register for those eligible players in advance with log-in information.

Submission Rights: We reserve the right to use your submission, username, and any recording or image you submit to us during the tournament for marketing and promotional purposes when talking about CodeQuest. 

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Top 1000 in each bracket will compete to win $5,000 worth of prizes and certificates!

Prizes

Grades 1- 6

Grades 7- 12

Grand Prize -  $100 Stanford Gift + $1000 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

2nd Prize - $80 Stanford Gift + $800 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

3rd Prize -  $50 Stanford Gift + $500 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

Top 10  - First Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 11 - 100 – Second Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 101 – 1000 -  Third Prize Award‍, Digital Certificate

Grand Prize  – $100 Stanford Gift + $1000 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

2nd Prize - $80 Stanford Gift + $800 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

3rd Prize -  $50 Stanford Gift + $500 scholarship for future Code Quest global Camp

Top 10  - First Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 11 - 100 – Second Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 101 – 1000 -  Third Prize Award, Digital Certificate

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Top 10  - First Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 11 - 100 – Second Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Top 101 – 1000 -  Third Prize Award, Digital Certificate

Note: Code Quest global camp is planning in coming summer in Silicon Valley, USA. If the winner can’t make the trip due to personal reasons or other force majeures such as Cvoid-19, the committee will not pay the scholarship in cash. 

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Schedule

August 1-31 2021

Tournament Starts

8/1/2021

8:30AM CST

Tournament Begins

The Sorcerer's Blitz begins! It's time to go head to head with players from around the world. Write your best code to claim your space on the top of the leaderboard!

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Tournament Update

Watch out for our blog post with updates on the leader board, and highlights of the players that are doing well and more!

Tournament Ends

9/1/2021

3:00PM CST

Final Submissions / Tournament End

This is the final day you can register for the tournament and submit your code so you are eligible for a prize! After the submission period ends, we'll check final ranking, and verify and reach out to winners.

9/11/2021

4:30 PM PDT
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Tournament Live Awards Celebration (US)

Join us live on YouTube as we celebrate the winners, highlight their submissions, and best strategies.

9/12/2021

10:00AM CST
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Tournament Live Awards Celebration (China)

Join us live as we celebrate the winners, highlight their submissions, and best strategies.