Register and submit for any TCO eligible challenge. Win prizes and TCO points to get you up on the leaderboards.
HOW THE TCO
Compete at Topcoder. Earn points. Rise on the leaderboard. Repeat. One overall leaderboard, three stages to qualify for, and six tracks of competition all at the ready to give you the chance to be the next TCO Champion winning $10,000 in prizes! First you must become a Topcoder member and then just start competing! The competition is free but you must be a member who is 18 years or older, as well as meet all eligibility criteria, in order to participate.
All TCO - eligible challenges are marked so you won’t ever miss a chance to earn points. See this visual “how to compete” guide to help.
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TCO Onsite Finals in
The TCO Onsite Finals in the USA brings great honor and excitement to those who qualify to attend. TCO Finalists enjoy being treated like VIPs and deserve all the recognition they get.
As a TCO Finalist, you get an all-expense paid trip to the USA event, the opportunity to compete live, and become a Topcoder champion. Each year the TCO Finals are held in the USA.
The Topcoder Open encompasses most of the competition tracks offered at Topcoder.
For the 2023 Topcoder Open, points are currently available for all competition tracks. You just need to check the challenge listings page and make sure it shows the TCO23 eligibility icon.
HALL OF FAME
HOW TO COMPETEIf you want to participate in the TCO, all you need to do is compete in a TCO-eligible contest and you’ll be automatically registered for the tournament. It’s that easy.
Please note that you must be a Topcoder member as well as meet all of the eligibility requirements posted in the TCO Rules.
PRIZESAs a Topcoder Open competitor, you’re eligible for cash prizes and non-cash prizes such as trips to the Onsite Finals and t-shirts!
Cash Prizes Distribution
Cash prizes are paid out within 60 days after the Onsite Finals event. All cash prize winners will still need to follow the usual Topcoder payment policies and procedures.
Non-Cash Prizes Distribution
Participatory prizes and non-cash prizes (such as t-shirts) will be mailed within one month following the conclusion of the Onsite Finals. Please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery.