Basic information
  • The "Baltie" contest is international contest for indiviuals in programming in language Baltie 3 with several rounds.
  • It's intended for pupils from basic schools (primary schools), high schools (middle schools) and children from organizations working with children.
  • The contest is realized on the contest server SGP - the Baltie contest platform.
  • Organizer: TIB (Slovakia).
Categories
  • A - grade 0.-3. (grade 1 matches first grade in primary school)
    B - grade 4.-6.
    C - grade 7.-9.
    D - grade 10.-13. (grade 10 matches first grade in high school)
Tasks
  • Tasks are in the same format as in the contest Junior. Please, read over instructions for the contest Junior B3 and for its task #0, #7 and #13 carefully.
Contest rounds
  • Contest enrollments
    November 10, 2012 - March 11, 2013, 3:00 PM - teacher enroll students on the server, create Contest groups and set up, when and how long will groups compete. More information are in school round Proposition.
  • School round
    January 2, 2013 - June 30, 2013 - note: there is no deadline for the school round, it means the school round can continue until the end of the school year - more at school round Rules.
  • District round
    February 16 - March 11 - specific term selects the contest place organizer together with teachers of entered schools (lisf of district contest places...)
    March 12, 8:00 AM - publication of the district round results
  • Regional round
    March 20, 8:00 AM - deadline of enrollments to the regional round (lisf of regional contest places...)
    March 20 - March 25 - performance of regional round
    March 26, 8:00 - publication of the regional round results
  • International round
    April 20, 15:00 - deadline of enrollments to the international round
    April 26 - 28 - contest final, Kraków, Poland

Baltie contest platform
  • Enrollment for school
    School is enrolled to the contest when teacher enrolls first student from the school to the school round of the contest.
  • Enrollment for student
    Student are enrolled by teacher. First the teacher logs in on the contest server (with the login to his SGP account), in the left menu he chooses contest Baltie - school round, then clicks on the button "Enrollments" and enrolls students and creates groups of students.
    Note: Every student has to own the SGP Account. This account creates teacher in his/her SGP Account.
  • Contest groups
    For optimal usage of computers in the contest place the organizer separates the students to groups (according to number of computers) and for each group he enters: name of group, contest time (date and time from - to, when this group will compete) and verification code for the group Thanks to the possibility to define individual contest groups the contest place can have several times bigger capacity.
  • Tasks
    More tasks are solved, typically between 3 and 6.
    Have a look at the form of writing source code... and The List of forbinden commands (icons)....
  • Evaluation
    Every contest solution is evaluated by the contest server Baltie.NET.
    Detailed description of individual criteria, correct program form and list of forbidden commands are described in detail in the contest Junior (in task n. 0 and in the instructions).
    Resulting rank of the contest student is due to its average rank from all of the correctly solved tasks.
  • Priority of criteria
    Criteria for each task are evaluated in this succession:
    1. Errors in scene(s)
    2. Errors ini picture(s)-graphics
    3. Errors in text file(s)
    4. Program runtime duration
    5. Number of commands (command icons)
    6. Number of attempts
    7. Solving time (time from task Start)
  • Time limit.
    School round: at least 45 minutes (we recommend 90 minutes) - but depends on school (for example 180 minutes).
    District round: 120 minutes.
    Regional round: 120 minutes.
    Country round: 150 minutes.
    International round: 180 minutes.
  • Contest time
    Date and time when contestants can see their submission and upload their programs to the server.
    Contest time is determined by school organizer for every contest group.
    Note 1: In the case of need (technical problems etc.) organizer of the contest place can move the end of contest time by the technical delay during contest duration time for the group, so the group can finish its work and upload files to the server.
    Note 2: If a student couldn't upload files to the server till the end of the contest time of group because of different reasons (even with the help of supervisor), the contest place organizer can do it instead of the student after the end of the contest time. Organizer logs in, selects enrolled student, then chooses "Manage Tasks" and sends the job.
  • Supervisor
    Supervisor in computer classroom ensures that contestants during the task solving don't communicate with anybody else by no means, don't take copies of submissions etc.
  • Verification code for contest group
    Students from the contest group can display submissions and upload files to the server only after entering this code. It ensures that nobody else can login to the contestant account and made the tasks instead of him. Supervisor must ensure that this verification code doesn't leave the room (by handphones, ICQ, Skype, email etc.).
    Verification code for contest group can be changed by supervisor whenever a how many times he wants. For example if he has suspicion that anyone sent the code out of contest room or only for precaution. He tells pupils verification code when they are sitting in front of their computers - he can write it on the blackboard, for example.
  • IP addresses checking
    Contest server watches IP addresses, from which solutions are uploaded, so if IP address does not match, the supervisor can see it immediately.
  • Starting contest for a student
    The student selects contest Baltie and relevant round in the left menu, logs in with his UID and password. Then the team data appears and he enters the verification code for his contest group. Only after entering the code the tasks are displayed and student can upload his program on to server until the end of the Contest time. Students can always see the time remaining until the end of the competition.
  • Access to the internet
    We recommend to forbid everything (web, email, Skype, ICQ etc.) with exception of the contest server SGP. This can be done by two ways:
    • allow only http://www.baltie.net
    • forbid all ports in firewall and allow only one port 8001 - on this port the contest server runs,
      then contestants enter www.baltie.net:8001 to the internet browser (or you can create shortcut on the desktop for this address).
    In the case of unclarity, please contact your administrator.
    Note: this technical restriction is not obligatory, but we recommend it because it makes supervisor work easier.

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