This contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent alumni
who have graduated less than one year before the date of the event. Participants
must be students or graduates of participating schools. Individuals who are full-time
employees of Microsoft at the time of the event are not eligible to participate.
Teams who are not eligible because they do not attend a participating school
may be allowed to participate if (1) they travel to a participating school for the
event, (2) team openings at that school have not been filled, and (3) mail from
permits the “visiting” team
to participate at that school. All
participants must be present on the school campus or designated event grounds.
Please be aware that host-school teams will have priority for receiving t-shirts,
food and printed puzzle packets — these items may not be available for visiting teams.
Visiting teams that meet all other eligibility requirements will still be eligible to win prizes.
Participants should bring their college-issued student identification as proof of
eligibility. Computer science, computer engineering and mathematics students are
especially encouraged to take part in the event, but students from all disciplines