How do I win a CodeChef Goodie?

I want to know how can I get a CodeChef goodie? In which monthly contests, how many goodies are given? Does CodeChef also give certificates to the winners?

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Division 1:

IN MONTHLY LONG CHALLENGE

Cash Prizes

  • 1st prize global : USD 400
  • 2nd prize global : USD 300
  • 1st prize India : INR 12000
  • 2nd prize India : INR 8000

For Indian participants

  • Top 20 in the ranklist will receive 300 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank). Only the first timers in Top 2 will get laddus as well.
    where ‘n’ is 21 for long contests.
  • Top 5 School Students will receive 300 laddus
  • Top 3 Challenge Scores (except winner) will receive 300 laddus

For Global participants

  • Top 10 from ranklist will receive 300 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank). Only the first timers in Top 2 will get laddus as well.
    where ‘n’ is 11 for long contests.
  • Top 5 School Students will receive 300 laddus
  • Top 3 Challenge Scores (except users who received laddus in the previous 2 points) will receive 300 laddus

For women participants (Global)

  • Top 5 women coders, given that they are among top 100 in the ranklist will receive 300 laddus

IN MONTHLY COOK-OFF CONTESTS

For Indian participants

  • Top 10 from ranklist will receive 300 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where
    ‘n’ is 11 for short contests.

For Global participants

  • Top 10 from ranklist will receive 300 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where
    ‘n’ is 11 for short contests.

IN MONTHLY LUNCHTIME CONTESTS

For Indian participants

  • Top 10 school students from ranklist will receive 300 laddus & a certificate. Additionally, they get bonus
    laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where’n’ is 11 for short contests.

For Global participants

  • Top 10 school students from ranklist will receive 300 laddus & a certificate. Additionally, they get bonus
    laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where ‘n’ is 11 for short contests.

NEW PRIZE CATEGORIES:

  • Random Laddus to any 5 users: 200 laddus
  • 100% attendance participation: 1000 laddus (This is independent of Division. You should have non-zero score in your division. That is, the non-scorable problems from the other division do not count)
  • First to solve each problem individually: 100 laddus
  • Country wise participation: Top 10, 20 and 30 will get 30, 40 and 50 laddus as per participation (participation is counted by combining both Divisions)
  • Country wise performance: 200, 250, 300 laddus as per performance
  • Consistent in top 10 ranks in the ranklist: 2500 laddus

Read more about the New Prize Categories here.




Division 2:

IN MONTHLY LONG CHALLENGE

Cash Prizes

  • No cash prizes

For Indian participants

  • Top 3 School Students will receive 150 laddus
  • Top 3 Challenge Scores (except users who received laddus in the previous point) will receive 150 laddus

For Global participants

  • Top 3 School Students will receive 150 laddus
  • Top 3 Challenge Scores (except users who received laddus in the previous point) will receive 150 laddus

For women participants (Global)

  • Top 3 women coders, given that they are among top 100 in the ranklist will receive 150 laddus

IN MONTHLY COOK-OFF CONTESTS

For Indian participants

  • Top 5 from ranklist will receive 50 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where
    ‘n’ is 6 for short contests.

For Global participants

  • Top 5 from ranklist will receive 50 laddus. Additionally, they get bonus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where
    ‘n’ is 6 for short contests.

IN MONTHLY LUNCHTIME CONTESTS

For Indian participants

  • Top 5 school students from ranklist will receive 50 laddus & a certificate. Additionally, they get bonus
    laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where ‘n’ is 6 for short contests.

For Global participants

  • Top 5 school students from ranklist will receive 50 laddus & a certificate. Additionally, they get bonus
    laddus (Bonus = n - contest rank) where ‘n’ is 6 for short contests.

NEW PRIZE CATEGORIES:

  • Random Laddus to any 5 users: 50 laddus
  • 100% attendance participation: 1000 laddus (This is independent of Division. You should have non-zero score in your division. That is, the non-scorable problems from the other division do not count)
  • First to solve each problem individually: 100 laddus (For problems common to both Divisions, only one user will get laddus for that problem)

Read more about the New Prize Categories here.


In addition to all these, we also give goodies to:

  • Every contest hosted with us. You can read more about it here.
  • Anyone who reports a genuine bug.

Note: We credit Laddus once the MOSS Plagiarism Process is complete.

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Just wondering how much djdolls would have collected until now :stuck_out_tongue:

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@admin , How will we know about the 5 randomly selected participants for the Random Laddus prize category?

If i am not wrong, the “goodies” are now replaced by laddus.

Do we get response on reporting a bug whether the bug is inconsistent or was invalid ?

Or you can ask someone to give you one

You can simply earn laddus and redeem those for the CodeChef goodies.

Please bring T-shirts in stock.

I think we should also get a Codechef Sticker with a goodie

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You need to win contests for prizes. I mean you get some “Laddus” with which you can buy goodies for free.

I am new here. Is there a different ranklist for Indians or if Indians come first they get the prize money?

Thank you.

@admin,@vijju123 i fell just top 3 school students in long challenge div 2 is low, i think top 5 might be better due to no of school students in div 2 is much higher when compared no of school students in div 1.
just a suggestion(atleast for indian school students)

The main incentive of this is to discourage Div1 school students from purposely falling to Div2 for prizes. I will forward it to see if numbers can be adjusted.

Ok , still what are people going to do with 100 laddus when u get 300 laddus in div 1 and u re performance improves.i Guess those who do that are madY

thanks again!

@dhruvsomani dude, I did not have enough karma points so I asked here, I am new to codechef , what do you want me to do?

I think he wanted you to delete this question once you asked it independently for better health of this thread. :slight_smile:

Hi, have the prizes for march challenge been distributed ? I have received nothing yet. I last time I got something, it was very quick.

Isin’t it taking very long this time ?

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This is with regard to the 100% participation. Will unrated contests like March Lunchtime 2018(LTIME58A) be taken into account for that category?

I wanted to participate in it, but as it was postponed I thought would do it in the practice section. So will my participation streak be reset to zero or not?

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