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Rules & Eligibility


The competition is open to applicants everywhere.

However, to claim the cash prizes applicants must be able to prove full-time primary, secondary, college or graduate enrolment. You can be on a sabbatical as long as you will be returning to full-time student status within a year.

Competition process

How to enter

To enter the competition, each applicant must:

  1. Register an account at
  2. Use your problem solving skills to complete the challenge by 13 August, 2018 competition deadline.

The entire entry and application process must be completed within the given time frame of the competition. Registration and application to the APL Problem Solving Competition is free of charge.

Judging criteria & winner selection

A panel of judges with extensive APL experience will evaluate the submissions and determine the winners.

The judging criteria will be based on:

  1. Completeness - did you solve the problem? Did you comment your code? (N.B. Phase I solutions need not be commented)
  2. Use of array-oriented thinking – did you write array-oriented APL or something that looks like C# written in APL?
  3. Any other criteria the judging committee deems appropriate

The competition organisers reserve the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion. Although not anticipated, competition rules and prizes may be changed or altered at any time.


The competition organisers reserve the right to substitute or modify the judging panel at any time and for any reason. Judges have the right to withdraw without advance notice in the event of extenuating circumstances beyond their control. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision.


Please see The Challenge for a full description of the prizes.

No alternative prizes or cash equivalents will be offered.

If you are selected as a winner and are unable to accept the prize, you cannot transfer the prize or designate someone else as the winner.

If you are unable or unwilling to claim your prize, we may award it to the next highest scoring entrant. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting that prize.


The competition winners will be formally notified by e-mail, post or telephone no later than 3 September, 2018.

Entry conditions

  • All applicants must submit to the terms and conditions as stated by Sqore.
  • Applicants can only compete with one entry in the competition. However, each applicant is able to modify their solutions and solution file for each of the two phases of the competition.
  • Applicants must apply individually.
  • Applicants must provide truthful and accurate information regarding contact and personal information.
  • All entry material should be presented and submitted in English.
  • Applicants must ensure that all solutions and answers were produced and owned by the applicant.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to the website after the competition is over, your submission and its contents may be used at the discretion of competition organizers.
  • Only entries that are duly received by the closing date will be eligible for the judging. We cannot accept responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged. Proof of sending an online entry is not proof that we received it.
  • Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions, or entries that are incomplete or illegible (at the sole discretion of the competition organizers) will be excluded from the competition.

Use of information

We will use any personal information submitted in accordance with Sqore's Terms & Conditions.

By entering this competition, you consent to the use by the organizers of all images, text and materials that you submit for any purpose, in any media, for an unlimited period, without remuneration. We have the right to publish, display, reproduce, adapt, promote or otherwise use entries in any way we deem fit. You warrant that you are legally entitled to grant these rights to us and agree to indemnify us in the event that we suffer any loss as a result of false information provided by the applicant.

By entering this competition you agree that if you win you will participate in any promotional activities or material, without additional payment or permission, as we may request.

Non-applicants interested in the competition are also encouraged to register on the competition website. Registration will be required in order to receive updates on the competition.


We are not liable for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by you for taking part or not being able to take part in this competition.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we may alter, amend or cancel the competition without prior notice.

We reserve the right to change these terms at any time.

These terms are governed by Swedish law and therefore you submit to the jurisdiction of the Swedish courts.