Basic information about contest and Baltie contest platform here...
  • Contest platform - Baltie (the same as in school round).
  • Contest duration - 2 hours.
    The beginning for each contest group is the time when first contestant from the group opens the first task. This means that contest place organizer needn't set the exact beginning. The contestants take their posts, log in on the server, then supervisor announces verification code for the contest group and, when first contestant from the group displays a task, the time starts to be measured for the whole contest group.
  • Contest places - to maximalize the number of contestants from individual schools advancing to district round, the district round in the district is held on as many contest places as possible (minimum is one). List of district contest places...
  • Enrollment for contestants to the district round.
    • The contestants can be enrolled (qualified) to district round only from results of school round, i. e. just when they were enrolled to the contest in due form and in time.
    • Teacher chooses from the list of contest places in his district one, where he wants to go and comes to an agreement with organizer of the contest place about how many contestants from his school can attend. Then the teacher logs in, chooses school round and clicks on "School results". In the displayed list he enrolls contestants to district round and waits for confirmation from the district contest place organizer.
    • Organizer of district round see continuously list of all enrolled contestants to the district round and chooses from it (after agreement with teachers) contestants, that will compete in his contest place, to the contest group and working place (komputer). Number of contestants in the group in the contest place is denoted by blue color.
    The school itself will determine how many contestants from each of categories A, B, C, D enroll to the district round.
  • Signing the contestant off the district round
    • If a contestant does not belong to any contest group in any contest place, teacher can immediately sign it off - menu school round, "School results".
    • In the other case (the contestant already belongs to a contest group in a contest place), the contest place organizer must first rellease it from the contest place and only after that it can be sign off by teacher.
  • Conditions for the Contest Place (CP) + duties for Contest Place Organizer (CPO):
    • CPO creates Contest place clicking on "Contest place". Defines rooms and working places (table with computer and seats).
    • CPO communicates with schools that want to come to the place.
    • CPO prepares technical (computers, internet) and organization (desks, chairs) conditions for the contest. On the computers inteded for the contest will be the last versions of programs B3 and B4 (there is no necessary to delete any of files from computer after the Baltie instalation).
      Also check, that on all computers submissions of tasks no. 4 and 5 from Junior can be opened - there were problems with older Mozilla Firefox.
    • CPO creates contest groups on the contest server and maintains them (left menu, regional round and Groups - visible only for CPO, other teachers doesn't see this item). After creation of the groups CPO assigns contestants to them from displayed list of enrolled contestants in the round. The assigned contestant is definitely enrolled and confirmed in this round. In the list of schools the number of contestants in the relevant column (blue) is increased.
      We recommend to create one contest group for one room with the name of the room. It is good for orientation in the school and also for the list of contestants. You can then sort the list of contestants by group names and the lists for the rooms are ready.
    • CPO before the beginning of the contest (at the lastest in the day of contest) puts together committee with at least two SGP teacher and one pupil/student as representative of contestants. The commission confirms the proper course of the contest in the contest place by signing the contest protocol.
      Note: in the case of emergency and when only one contest place is in the region, the teacher from the second SGP school needn't be presented, but then only "defined minimal number of contestants" can advance from the region to the national round, so in the case of refilling of free place in the nation round, the contestants from this region won't be chosen.
    • In the case of inability to connect to the internet during the contest (contest programs can't be uploaded), CPO ensures downloading the contest programs to two USB flashes drives (CD-ROMs) after expiration of contest time. One flash (CD-ROM) puts in the envelope signed by members of the contest committee and from the second flash (CD-ROM) sends the programs from anywhere to the contest server in the shortest possible time (till 20:00).
    • CPO creates and updates web page with detailed information for contestants: adress, contact, map, limitations (rubbers) etc., or gives an contact email.
  • New Contest Place.
    If you are interested in organizing regional round in your school (so your pupils don't have to go far and more of them can participate in this round) please register new contest place - log in and click the "Contest place" in the left menu.
  • SGP Help - if a contest place doesn't have necessary SGP license, the company SGP Systems will give the license to the contest place for free, but only for the time of organization of the regional round.
  • Advancing to the next round - number of advancing contestants from regional to the international round will be set after the regional round.

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