First2Finish is a quick challenge asking competitors to fix bugs or do a small task. The challenge is open until the project manager or copilot running the challenge has a winning submission. F2F challenges can be Development F2F challenges or UI Design F2F challenges.First you must become a Topcoder member and start competing!
The competition is free but you must be a member who is 18 years or older, as well as meet all eligibility criteria, in order to participate.
The top three (3) performers, per the leaderboard, of each stage from the First2Finish Competition will win a prize and/or a trip to compete in the TCO18 Finals in the USA on dates and a location to be determined at a later date.
Topcoder reserves the right to add or remove competition tracks as needed. Competition stages and prizes may be changed at any time at Topcoder’s sole discretion.
Only Tournament-eligible First2Finish Competitions in which registration has opened during the four (4) Stages shall be included in determining points for that Stage.
All Tournament – eligible First2Finish Competitions will be clearly marked on the active challenge listing page.
|First2Finish Online Competition Stages Dates|
|Stage 1||August 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017|
|Stage 2||November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018|
|Stage 3||February 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018|
|Stage 4||May 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018|
A maximum of 800 points can be awarded to a competitor in one single challenge (i.e. a member winning a First2Finish challenge with a prize of $1200 will earn 800 TCO Points).
Upon the completion of all Tournament-eligible First2Finish Competitions, the individual scores that a Contestant receives during all Stages will be added for a cumulative score.
All final fixes will be completed according to the schedule specified for the applicable First2Finish Competition. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by Topcoder admins, TCO points may be deducted for failing to complete final fixes on time.
The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions will receive a higher placement in the First2Finish Competition in that Stage.
The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions across the First2Finish Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the First2Finish Competition.
|Stage 1-4 Online Winners||Prize|
|1st Place||Trip to TCO18 Finals|
|2nd Place||Trip to TCO18 Finals|
|3rd Place||Trip to TCO18 Finals|
Prior to Contestants receiving their cash prize, they must complete all work for all underlying First2Finish Competitions and Tournament and First2Finish Competition-related work, such as final fixes.
Contestants are eligible to win only one trip to the onsite tournament regardless of the track they compete in. However, contestants with more than one win across different tracks will receive $500 in lieu of each extra trip won.
|Onsite Final Winners||Prize|
Prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the Onsite Championship Round. Winner must be present at the onsite Championship announcement to receive prize.