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acm contest Updated 12:24 Oct 17 2015
Regional Director: Edward Corwin

 
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The contest is conducted in Central Time, so all sites in the Eastern time zone will start one hour later. At all sites the contest will begin promptly at 12:30pm CT and end at 5:30pm CT. The following times are common across all sites, but each site may include additional events. Please check with your site for an exact schedule.

9:00am - 9:30am: Arrival and Check-In
Teams and coaches arrive and report to the local site registrar. A small continental breakfast may be provided. Some sites may allow registration beyond 9:30am.
9:30am - 11:00am: Practice Contest
A region-wide practice contest will be held for contestants to familiarize themselves with the contest environment, and to ensure that all regional systems are operating properly.
12:15pm - 12:30pm: To Your Stations
Teams report to their workstations and coaches report to the judging area. Sealed contest questions and necessary contest materials (forms, disks, manuals, etc.) are distributed to the teams at 12:29pm.
12:30pm: Contest Begins
Let the joy commence.
5:15pm: 15-Minute Warning
Contestants are notified that the contest will end in 15 minutes.
5:30pm: Contest Ends
No further submissions or dialogue requests are accepted.
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Site Results
The site judges finish all last-minute entries, double-check and finalize the scores on the web, and send solutions for any teams ranked in the top five in the region to the Regional Chief Judges for validation.
6:00pm - 7:00pm: Site Awards
The top four teams at each site receive ribbons, and in addition the top three teams at each site receive prizes. Pizza or comparable computer-geek food may be provided. Regional results are usually in by this time but are not official until the solutions from the top 5 teams are validated by the Regional Chief Judges, which takes a day or two.

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