BSSPC '21 Senior

Welcome to the 2021 Bayview Secondary School Senior Programming Contest!

The Problem Setters are sushi, noYou, and azeng.

Special thanks to wleung_bvg, Tony1234, kdrkdr, uselessleaf, Nils_Emmenegger, Josh, DM__Oscar, X_Ray, BalintR, Tommy_Shan, explosion, ryanguorocket, and Plasmatic for testing, feedback, and assistance with the problems!

Special shout-out to Riolku for helping us organize the contest!

The contest will be rated for all participants with a rating under 2600.

This contest will consist of 5 problems, the difficulty of the problems are roughly that of CCC Senior.

You will have 3 hours to complete the contest. After the contest window begins, you may begin at any time. Once you enter the contest, your personal timer will start counting down and you will be able to submit until 3 hours from when you started, or until the hard deadline (00:00:00 EST of December 30th), whichever comes first.

After joining the contest, you proceed to the Problems tab to begin.

Here are the parameters of the contest:

  • Contest duration: 3 hours.
  • Number of problems: 5, full feedback (you will see the results of your submissions instantly). Each problem will be worth 100 points. Some problems will offer partial marks in the form of subtasks.
  • No incorrect submission penalty.
  • There will be no submission limit.
  • Ties will be broken by the last submission time that increased your score.
  • Checkers for problems: Unless otherwise specified, standard.
  • All problems are guaranteed to be solvable in C++.

Before the contest date, you may wish to check out the tips and help pages.

We have listed below some advice as well as contest strategies:

  • Remove all extra debugging code and/or input prompts from your code before submitting. The judge is very strict — most of the time, it requires your output to match exactly.
  • Do not pause program execution at the end. The judging process is automated. You should use stdin / stdout to perform input / output, respectively.
  • Python users are recommended to use PyPy 2/3 over Python 2/3 when submitting.

At the end of the contest, you may comment below to appeal a judging verdict. In the case of appeals, the decision(s) of DMOJ staff is final.

Clarification requests for the contest must be routed through the clarification system provided on DMOJ, and not through other channels including but not limited to Discord and Slack. Furthermore, all clarification requests will be handled the way they normally are in IOI. Note that, in particular, clarification requests must come in the form of yes/no questions.

Due to rampant issues with cheating on contests that has happened recently, any suspicious behavior during the contest window may result in your rating being impacted negatively. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Registering for the contest with at least two accounts.
  • Participating in the contest with an account that is not your primary account.
  • During the contest window, talking about the contest in more detail than answering a yes/no question about whether one participated in the contest. This includes, but is not limited to, posting spoilers about the contest and public speculation of the contest.
  • Attempting to exploit bugs in the platform to subvert the constraints of the contest.

Punishments may include performance being unrated or, for more serious infractions, being forcibly ranked at the bottom of the scoreboard.

At the end of the contest, you may comment below to appeal a judging verdict. In the case of appeals, the decision(s) of DMOJ staff is final.


  • 5
    ryanawad  commented on Dec. 27, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

    poggggggg more contests

  • 12
    vishnus  commented on Dec. 26, 2021, 11:08 p.m.


    • 9
      Spitfire720  commented on Dec. 27, 2021, 9:33 a.m.

      Ah yes, I do indeed love the possibility of losing like 400 more rating because of my own stupidity

      • 8
        felixzhang25  commented on Dec. 28, 2021, 11:13 a.m.

        Meanwhile me who bombs the contest but still increases in rating

  • 10
    stanleyjzheng  commented on Dec. 26, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

    Another contest :pogu: