1. The “iRunner Challenge 2023 October powered by Huawei” Contest is
organized by the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science of
the Belarusian State University (“BSU”).
2. By starting to participate in the Contest, participants undertake to
comply with these rules. For non-compliance with the rules, participants
and their teams may be suspended or disqualified.
3. Teams consisting only of two participants are allowed to participate.
Each participant may enter only one team.
School students, undergraduate and graduate students, and other citizens
of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of
Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the
Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as
persons permanently residing in these states may be members of
If there is an undeclared conflict of interest, persons directly
affiliated with BSU, the Customer (Organizer) may be excluded from
4. Registration is open until the end of the Contest. When registering,
a team must enter its name on the website as well as personal data of
each participant of the team in English: first and last name,
citizenship or permanent residence country, educational institution,
class or course (if any), and also an email address by which BSU and the
Customer (Organizer) can contact the participant regarding participation
in the Contest.
5. Participation in the Contest is remote in online format.
Pre-qualifying registration and participation are free and do
not require the execution of an order, the purchase or use of goods
(works, services) and (or) the submission of documents confirming their
order, purchase or use.
6. The start of the Contest is October 2, 2023 at 08:00 (UTC+0). The
deadline for submitting solutions is October 9, 2023 at 17:00 (UTC+0).
7. Teams can use the following programming languages for submitted
solutions: C++, Java, Kotlin, Python, C#, Pascal.
8. A team is allowed to submit no more than two solutions within 10
minutes, but no more than 500 solutions in total. The maximum file size
for a single solution is 65,536 bytes.
9. After submission, a solution is tested on the set of test cases and
scores points according to the scoring rules described in the Problem
10. Teams are sorted in descending order by the number of points of the
last solution. The latest solution that passed the test cases from the
Problem statement is considered to be the last solution of a team. In
case of equal number of points, teams share the same place. The Jury has
the right to rank the teams according to additional criteria at the
discretion of the Jury.
11. The Jury has the right to retest any solutions submitted by teams
any number of times.
12. Teams can ask questions regarding the Problem statement in the
testing system. Questions not directly related to the Contest will
not be considered.
13. In case of unforeseen failures of the testing system, the Jury has
the right to prolong the duration of the Contest. In this case, all
teams will be notified via messages in the testing system.
14. After the end of the Contest, the Jury may change the set of test
cases (add closed test cases) and retest some of the solutions submitted
by teams. All such actions as well as the method of selecting solutions
will be described in detail in the Problem statement in advance. A team
is aware that the standings may change after the end of the Contest.
15. After the final testing, all contenders for awards (that is, teams
that scored no less points than the team at the 21st place) must provide
to BSU, the Customer (Organizer) their final solutions with detailed
comments to the code in English as soon as possible (within six days,
no later than October 15, 2023). BSU, the Customer (Organizer) have the
right to ask teams for additional explanations for the solutions
provided by them. Teams that did not provide solutions on time without a
valid (according to the assessment of the Organizing Committee) reason
are excluded from the list of contenders for awards.
After collecting text comments from the contenders for awards, BSU, the
Customer (Organizer) has the right to publish these comments to
participants and other persons for educational purposes.
16. Twenty-one teams will receive awards in accordance with their
places. If some places from 1st to 21st are shared by two or more teams,
the Jury has the right to rank the teams according to additional
criteria at the discretion of the Jury.
The team with the maximum number of points ranked 1st will receive an
award in the amount of the equivalent of 3,000 (three thousand) United
Two teams ranked from 2nd to 3rd will receive an award in the amount of
the equivalent of 2,000 (two thousand) United States dollars.
Three teams ranked from 4th to 6th will receive an award in the amount
of the equivalent of 1,000 (one thousand) United States dollars.
Four teams ranked from 7th to 10th will receive an award in the amount
of the equivalent of 800 (eight hundred) United States dollars.
Five teams ranked from 11th to 15th will receive an award in the amount
of the equivalent of 500 (five hundred) United States dollars.
Six teams ranked from 16th to 21st will receive an award in the amount
of the equivalent of 250 (two hundred and fifty) United States dollars.
The amount of the award does not include the amount of applicable taxes,
fees and others mandatory payments and deductions to the budget, bank
commissions and other mandatory payments, and expenses when transferring
the amount of the award in a non-cash manner using the bank details
provided by participants.
The award is paid in Russian rubles at the exchange rate of the Central
Bank of the Russian Federation on the last day of the Contest. The award
is divided equally between the team members.
The award cannot be paid in cash, to the bank account of a third party
(except in the case of payment of the award to a minor participant to
the bank account of their legal representative) or in other equivalent
at the request of the participant.
The payment of the award is made by the Customer (Organizer) or a legal
entity authorized by them.
17. The procedure of payment of awards will be announced after the end
of the Contest.
If, within 30 days from the start of the payment of awards, a
participant has not performed the actions required by the Customer
(Organizer) to receive the award without a valid (according to the
assessment of the Customer (Organizer)) reasons, the Customer
(Organizer) has the right to confiscate the award from such a
participant and redistribute it between the teams located below in the
standings, at their discretion.
18. The participant guarantees that they will not infringe any rights of
third parties, including copyrights and other intellectual property
rights. Until the end of the Contest, the participant is prohibited from
discussing solution ideas and sharing their solutions with anyone else
except members of their team as well as publishing their solutions and
solution ideas in the public domain. The Jury has the right to
disqualify teams whose solutions have undoubted signs of plagiarism.
19. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to check the eligibility
of any participant. The participant undertakes to behave ethically
towards other participants, BSU, the Customer (Organizer), and other
persons, not to allow insults and slander towards anyone. The Organizing
Committee has the right to disqualify a participant if their behavior is
contrary to the competitive spirit or is aimed at undermining the course
of the Contest or destabilizing of the testing system.
20. If necessary, the Organizing Committee has the right to make changes
and clarifications to these rules. At the same time, the Organizing
Committee will strive to minimize the consequences of such changes for
participants. Teams will be notified about all significant changes in
the rules via messages in the testing system.
21. Disputes not covered by these rules are resolved by the Organizing
Committee. The filing of appeals against the summed up results of the
Contest, as well as the review of the Jury's decisions, is not provided.
22. By registering, the participant gives their consent to BSU and the
Customer (Organizer) to process their personal data specified in the
registration form and other personal data provided by the participant to
BSU during the Contest.
The content, scope and purposes of personal data processing: collection,
systematization, storage, modification, use, depersonalization,
blocking, distribution, provision, deletion of personal data, including
scanning, making copies on paper and electronic media of the documents
provided (copies or images thereof). The processing of personal data can
be carried out both with the use of automation tools and without the use
of automation tools, if at the same time the search for personal data
and (or) access to them according to certain criteria (lists, databases,
logs, etc.) is provided.
The consent provides for and authorizes the processing of personal data
with the possibility of cross-border transfer of personal data to other
countries, including, but not limited to, countries that are parties to
the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals with
Automated Processing of Personal Data (Strasbourg, January 28, 1981), as
well as to the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Singapore.
Such processing of personal data is carried out in order for BSU to
comply with the current legislation, to provide participants with access
to the testing system, to send awards to the winners of the Contest, to
fill, if necessary, relevant applications with the tax authorities and
to pay taxes in relation to the winners of the Contest, to post
information, including names, photos, and biographies of participants
and winners of the Contest, on the website of BSU, to provide feedback
to participants, and to provide information, mailing lists, and job
offers by the specified email address. The consent is granted for a
period of 3 (three) years.
The winners confirm that in case of being awarded,
information about such a fact, as well as its images (photos), surname,
first name, patronymic, and city of residence, interviews can be
published (including in the mass media and advertising materials of the
Customer (Organizer)). The winners grant the Customer (Organizer) a
gratuitous right to use their images (photos), interviews or other
materials about them related to their participation in the Contest for an
unlimited period and without payment of any additional remuneration.
The participant also gives their termless and unconditional consent to
grant BSU and the Customer (Organizer) a gratuitous non-exclusive
license to use the results of Problem solutions and other solutions of
the Contest provided by the participant, by reproducing, making
available to the public, distributing and modifying, including the right
to publish such results, to accompany them with comments and other
materials, to include them in complex or compositional works, throughout
the duration of the exclusive rights on appropriation of the results and
throughout the world. By taking part in the Contest, each participant
gratuitously cedes in favor of the Customer (Organizer) all property
rights, including those capable of legal protection, to all the results
of methods and methods of solving Tasks within the framework of the
23. By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees that, if
necessary, they undertake to provide written evidence that all and any
solutions, results, and materials, in whole or in part, are the original
work of the participant and, therefore, are original for the Contest
(i. e. have not been developed in any material form/format prior to the
Contest) and do not violate any laws, regulations or intellectual
property rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks,
patents, trade secrets, industrial property rights, personal or
non-property rights) or any other laws, regulations or the rights of any
country, individual and/or legal entity.