Rules Specific to the Mid-Central Region
An asterisk (*) indicates a revised version of the general regional
*INTRODUCTION (Entire paragraph)
The contest is a two-tiered competition among teams of students
representing institutions of higher education. Teams are chosen from
each school typically by choosing the top two teams from contests
among team applicants. Chosen teams compete at a satellite site in
the Mid-Central Region on the first Saturday in November. The winning
team from each regional contest advances to the ACM International
Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, typically held
the following March to mid-April. Additional high-ranking teams may be
invited to the World Finals as wild card teams.
*TEAM COMPOSITION (First and last paragraphs)
A representative of the sponsoring institution, typically a faculty
member, must serve as or designate the team adviser. The
adviser certifies the eligibility of contestants and serves as the
official point of contact with the team.
A team is not eligible to compete in the regional contest until the
regional director has received all materials that certify team
eligibility from the adviser.
*REGIONAL CONTEST ATTENDANCE
......The adviser is expected to attend or be available by phone during
No university may send more than two teams to the Regional Contest.
Teams may be composed of different schools within the university. If
two teams, TeamA and TeamB apply for the contest, TeamA will be given
preference. TeamB permission to attend will be announced at a
predetermined date by the local site coordinator. The purpose here is
to have as many universities as possible participate in the Regional