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CodeCombat ICE Challenge 2022
HK-MO-TW Grand Final

General

Contestants will be allowed to code in Python, JavaScript, C++, Lua, or CoffeeScript. Please note that Python and JavaScript are strongly preferred. The other languages are still in beta version and may not be stable.

Rules and Regulations

HK-MO-TW ICE Challenge Grand Final (Mid-May)

  • Contestants entering into the HK-MO-TW ICE Challenge Grand Final will be announced in mid-April. Eligible contestants will need to attend the online briefing session to be held on 30 Apr 2022 (Sat).
  • There will be 140 contestants from Hong Kong, 40 contestants from Macau and 100 contestants from Taiwan joining the Grand Final competition.
  • All finalists will have access to CodeCombat CS1-4 for a duration of 1.5 months upon announcement of Grand Final finalists.
  • The Grand Final will be held physically in mid-May 2022 (exact date to be confirmed)
  • Please note that contestants are required to bring their own electronic devices (laptop is highly recommended) to participate in the Grand Final. 
  • The level of difficulty of the Grand Final is close to CodeCombat Computer Science 4. 
  • Contestants should use the username and password provided by the Competition Secretariat on the day to access the Grand Final competition coding arena.
  • Contestants will be given 2.5-hr independent coding time. Top 8 contestants from each division will proceed to a knockout round after a 30-min break, during which live simulation of their code will be conducted.
  • Top 3 contestants from each division will be awarded Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up for the respective district competition. Please refer to “Awards & Prizes” for details.
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Disqualification/ Penalty

A contestant may be disqualified from the competition or suffer a penalty if the contestant:

  • does not meet the eligibility for the school division
  • cheats, attempts to cheat or helps other to cheat
  • improperly obtains or attempts to obtain knowledge of the competition coding arena prior to the competition
  • has unauthorised physical or electronic article(s) within reach during the competition, whether or not the article(s) could be used for cheating
  • communicates or attempts to communicate with any persons during the competition in an attempt to gain unfair advantage
  • leaves their assigned seat without invigilator’s permission
  • tampers with the competition arena, other contestants’ work, system network and/or other systems
  • starts to read or work on the competition arena before being instructed to do so or continues to hold any stationery or work on the competition arena after being told to stop working at the end of the competition
  • disobeys the reasonable instructions of an invigilator

Serious offenders may be banned from all future ICE Challenge-related activities.

Awards and Prizes

HK-MO-TW ICE Challenge Grand Final (for each division)

Overall

Champion

Trophy + Digital Gadget + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

1st runner-up

Trophy + Digital Gadget + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

2nd runner-up

Trophy + Digital Gadget + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

Top 30%

Gold Award Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

Following 30%

Silver Award Printed Certificate 

Following 40%

Bronze Award Printed Certificate

Hong Kong

Champion

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

1st runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

2nd runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

Macau

Champion

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

1st runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

2nd runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

Taiwan

Champion

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

1st runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

2nd runner-up

Trophy + Printed Certificate + CodeCombat CS1-6 license (duration of 3 months) + *Eligibility to participate in CodeQuest Global Final Competition

*The quota is based on the assumption that CodeQuest Global Final Competition is held online. The quota may be adjusted should CodeQuest be held physically.

Caprikon Education, the Competition Secretariat, reserves the right to amend the rules to the competition at any time, without prior notice.