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