University of Maryland 23rd Annual High School Programming Contest

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The UMD High School Programming Contest brings talented students from high schools throughout the DC metropolitan area to the campus to participate in a three hour competition. Students competing in teams of four demonstrate their programming skills and problem solving abilities by attempting to solve several programming problems in Java, using the Eclipse programming environment, on Apple iBooks.

The 2013 Contest will take place February 23rd, 2013 at the CSIC Building at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Contest Schedule

9am Registration,
Main Lobby, Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC)
10:15am Welcome & Overview
Associate Prof. Amol Deshpande
Lecture Hall, Room 1115, CSIC
10:30am Practice Session for Students
Computer Labs, CSIC
11:45am Lunch, Main Lobby, CSIC
1-4pm (Students) Contest, Computer Labs, CSIC
1pm (Guest Speaker for Coaches)
Prof. Alan Sussman
Room 1121, CSIC
4:10pm Refreshments, Main Lobby, CSIC
4:30-5pm Award Ceremony,
Lecture Hall, Room 1115, CSIC


Finish Prize School
1st $2000 La Plata High School
2nd $1400 Thomas Jefferson High School
3rd $800 Montgomery Blair High School
4th $700 Winston Churchill High School
5th $600 McDonogh School
6th $500 Sherwood High School
Gannon Prize* $500 Reservoir High School

*The Gannon prize is awarded to the most-improved school in memory of John Gannon, former chair of the Computer Science department and an enthusiastic supporter of the UMD High School Programming Contest.


Contest Problems & Solutions

Contest Pictures

Contest Environment

Contest Rules

Previous Contests

Contest Organizers

  • Brenda Chick (facilities & contest coordinator)
  • Pat Ipavich (director of administration)
  • Geoff Ransom, James Phongsuwan (technical consultants)
  • Problem Developers and Contest Judges

  • Amol Deshpande (contest co-director)
  • Bill Gasarch (problem developer)
  • Evan Golub
  • Mohammad Hajiaghayi
  • Pete Keleher (contest co-director)
  • Ang Li (problem developer)
  • Dave Mount
  • Sponsors

    The following corporations and organizations are donating money or services to support the 2013 UMD High School Programming Contest.

  • Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
  • UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS)
  • Dante Consulting
  • Papa John's