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    TCO18

    Congratulations to our TCO18 UI Design Champion,

    iamtong

    About the UI Design Competition

    Topcoder Design is a platform that allows up-and-coming designers to step into the spotlight-giving them the chance to break into the industry in front of peers, experts in the field and real world Fortune 500 clients.

    Compete in all types of design challenges to win prize money and establish your street cred. Sharpen your skills and improve your portfolio while working on real world projects for big-name clients. 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.

    Rules


    The 2018 Topcoder Open UI Design Competition will take place in four (4) online stages.

    The top three (3) performers, per the leaderboard, of each stage from the UI Design 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 shall determine at its sole discretion which UI Design Competitions are Tournament-eligible. The UI Design Competition is part of the Tournament, and by participating in the UI Design Competition, you agree to the rules on this web page as well as the Tournament rules and the topcoder Terms of Use (collectively, the “Rules”).

    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.

    Schedule

    During each Stage, Contestants who participate in Tournament-eligible UI Design Competitions on the Topcoder website will receive points for that Stage as outlined in these Rules.

    Only Tournament-eligible UI Design Competitions in which registration has opened during the four (4) Stages shall be included in determining points for that Stage.

    All Tournament – eligible UI Design Competitions will be clearly marked on the active challenge listing page.

    UI Design Online Competition Stages Dates
    Stage 1August 1, 2017 – October 31, 2017
    Stage 2November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018
    Stage 3February 1, 2018 – April 30, 2018
    Stage 4May 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018

    Competition Scoring

    Scoring in the UI Design Competition is determined based on the final ranking for a Contestant’s submission in a Tournament-eligible UI Design Competition (as applicable) in accordance with the rules of such competition.

    Scores will be rounded to two decimal places.

    Upon the completion of all Tournament-eligible UI Design Competitions, the individual scores that a Contestant receives during all Stages will be added for a cumulative score.

    The total placement points to distribute per challenge is based on the total cash prize purse of that challenge.

    Percentage of Placement Points

    # of Submissions that Pass Review:

    Place12345
    1st100%70%65%60%56%
    2nd30%25%22%20%
    3rd10%10%10%
    4th8%8%
    5th6%

    If more than five (5) submissions pass review, the competitors who place in 6th position or below will not receive any placement points.

    All final fixes will be completed according to the schedule specified for the applicable UI Design Competition. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by topcoder personnel, placement points may be deducted for failing to complete final fixes on time.

    Placement Ties

    In the event of a tie for a Stage, the tie will be resolved in the following manner:

    The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition in that Stage.

    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of second place submissions will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition in that Stage.
    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of third place submissions will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition in that Stage.
    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of fourth place submissions will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition in that Stage.
    • If a tie still remains, then all remaining tied Contestants will receive the same placement.

    Tie for Prizes

    In the event of a tie, the tie will be resolved in the following manner:

    The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.

    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of second place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.
    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of third place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.
    • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of fourth place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.
    • If a tie still remains, then prizes will be divided equally between tied Contestants.

    Prizes

    Any and all applicable taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

    Stage 1-4 Online WinnersPrize
    1st PlaceTrip to TCO18 Finals
    2nd PlaceTrip to TCO18 Finals
    3rd Place Trip to TCO18 Finals

    Prior to Contestants receiving their cash prize, they must complete all work for all underlying UI Design Competitions and Tournament and UI Design 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 WinnersPrize
    Champion$10,000
    2nd place$1,500
    3rd place$500

    • Prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the Onsite Championship Round. Winner must be present at the onsite Championship announcement to receive prize.