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Announcing the 2012 World Wide APL Programming Contest

Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

Grand Prize: US$2500 and a paid trip to Denmark

22 other cash prizes to be won by students with an equivalent number of referral awards


Dyalog Limited, which markets Dyalog APL - the most commonly used dialect of the APL programming language is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 World Wide APL Programming Contest.

The purpose of the contest - now in its fourth year is to encourage students and others to investigate APL (A Programming Language), in the hope that exposure to APL broadens their horizons and adds a new tool to their toolbox. A fully featured copy of Dyalog APL is available free of charge to students, whether they participate or not. Students of disciplines other than Computer Science are encouraged to participate; many of the most successful APL users have backgrounds in other fields.

A total of US$12,600 in prize money is available:
The Grand Prize winner will receive US$2,500 plus round trip travel to the Dyalog '12 Conference in Elsinore, Denmark, commencing Sunday, October 14, 2012, where they will receive the award in person and present their contest submission.
Second and third prize winners will be awarded US$1,200 and US$600 respectively.
A further 20 contestants will receive US$100 each.
Additionally, people or organisations who refer the winning students to the contest will receive the same dollar prizes they need not be students to make the referral.
Contest participants may use Dyalog APL, or any other version of APL, to develop their solutions subject to the conditions outlined in the contest terms and conditions.

The contest is open to anyone except contest organisers and employees of Dyalog Ltd., but participants should be aware that only students who meet the criterion for a free Dyalog Educational Licence are eligible for the Grand Prize. Students can apply for an Educational Licence directly via the Dyalog website. Prizes for referring a winning entrant can be won by anyone.

Deadline for submission is 12:00 UTC (Noon), Sunday, August 5, 2012. Grand, second and third prize winners will be announced on August 13, 2012, and the remaining winners, as well as the referral prize winners, will be announced during Dyalog 12 in Elsinore.

For more information on the programming contest rules and submission of entries can be found at the contest website: www.dyalog.com/contest_2012/index.html

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