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), universities and children from organizations working with children.
  • The contest is realized on the Baltie contest platform.
  • Organizers: SGP Systems (CZ), TIB (SK).
  • Partners: INTEL (PL), Akamai (PL).
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)
    E - grade 14.-18. (university)
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
    Deadline: 30 August 2018 - teacher enrolls school and students on the server, creates Contest groups and set up, when and how long will groups compete. Attention! The teacher has to enroll the school no later than the end of the district round.
  • Home round
    Date: December 31, 20:00 - June 30, 18:00
    Contest time: there are no limit, students can work at school or at home.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury in the Contest place: 1.
    The results: are not public, only the logged teachers from the school can see them.
  • School round
    Date: February 27, 08:20 - June 14, 15:00
    Contest time: 60 minutes.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury in the Contest place: 1.
    The results: June 14, 20:00 - are not public, only the logged teachers from the school can see them.
  • District round
    Date:March 23, 08:00 - April 18, 16:00
    Contest time: 90 minutes.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury in the Contest place: 2.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury from different participating schools in the Contest place: 2.
    The results: April 18, 20:00 - publishing of district results.
    The diplomas: April 28, 14:00 - making diplomas available in district results.
  • Regional round
    Date:April 24, 07:30 - April 28, 16:30
    Contest time: 120 minutes.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury in the Contest place: 4.
    Minimum number of members of the Jury from different participating schools in the Contest place: 4.
    The results: April 27, 21:00 - publishing of regional results.
    The diplomas: May 28, 18:00 - making diplomas available in regional results.
  • International round - final
    9.6., Zabierzów (at Kraków), Poland
    Contest time: 150 minutes.

Baltie contest platform
  • Enrollment for school
    School is enrolled to the contest when teacher enrolls his/her school in the "Contest venues" in the top folder menu and then click on "+" button to add his/her school into the contest.
  • Enrollment for student
    Student can be onlz enrolled by a teacher. First the teacher logs in on the contest server (with the login to his/her SGP account), in the left menu he/she chooses contest Baltie - the lovest round, then click on the top folder menu the "Commisiion,Groups,Contestants,Protocol", set the contest time and verification code fot the group and and enrolls 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. Important! Before starting work of each competition group, be sure to remove all absent contestants from the group! So that these could possibly compete another time or elsewhere. Once a group has started to work, no one can be remowed from this group.
  • Tasks
    Several tasks are solved, typically between 5 and 8.
    Every contest solution is evaluated by the contest server Baltie.NET.
    Have a look at the form of writing source code... and The List of forbinden commands (icons)....
  • Evaluation of contestant
    During the on-line contest there are displaying formal errors and errors in the program (S,G,T).
    Sending incomplete or empty programs is unnecessary because it has no effect on the ranking.
  • Criteria for task evaluation.
    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. Number of commands (command icons)
    5. Number of uploads
  • Final ranking
    The final ranking of the contestant is based on the following criteria:
    1. Number of properly solved tasks.
    2. Total weight of solved tasks.
    3. Complexity of solved tasks (sum of task numbers) 4. Average ranking of all correctly solved tasks.
    5. Ranking in the most difficult task.
  • 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 (folder "Commission,Groups,Contestants,Protocol").
    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.
  • 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.
  • IP addresses checking
    Contest server does not allow (except home round) working from a different IP address than the public IP address of the Contest place (which is set by the organizer in the "Contest venues" forlder).
  • Access to the internet (it is obligatory form regional round and above)
    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.

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