Welcome to the website for the Northwestern Europe Regional Contest 2020 (NWERC). NWERC 2020 is hosted by Reykjavík University in Iceland.
NWERC 2020 is an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Luxembourg, in addition to countries that joined in 2020: Lithuania! The top teams will advance to the ACM ICPC World Finals.
It's our pleasure to announce that all appeals have been resolved and the NWERC 2020 standings have been finalized without any changes. Congratulations again to the NWERC 2020 Champions, Los Patrons from the University of Oxford, as well as all our medalists.
All the contest materials have been published on our website, including the problem set, solution slides, test data and judges' solutions. Also worth mentioning is that this Saturday, April 3rd, at 12:00 GMT+0 we will be hosting an open version of NWERC 2020 on Open Kattis.
In a few weeks we will start our preparations for NWERC 2021 which is set to take place in an online or distributed setting at the end of this year. If you are a coach or contestant that has competed in NWERC for the last time, and are interested in receiving the NWERC 2021 Call for Problems, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org titled "Call for Problems signup".
Thank you all for a great contest last weekend - we look forward to seeing you all again at NWERC 2021. Last but not least we would like to thank our sponsors, Huawei, Jetbrains, AWS Educate and Reykjavík University for making this event possible! You can find more information about them on our sponsors page.
Tomorrow is the day of the practice session. A link to the livestream will be posted on the website tomorrow morning.
A few notes about the format this weekend:
The NWERC 2020 registration has now been opened with a deadline of March 16th. The site has also been updated as we transition to a fully online contest. In particular:
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the decision has been made not to host the 2020 edition of NWERC onsite at Reykjavík University. Instead, planning is underway for a distributed contest during the first quarter of 2021, with local contest sites across the region. We are actively looking for volunteers and points of contact for participating universities and countries to help us make the contest become a reality. Read the full announcement and reach out to us at email@example.com.
This year the NWERC family has gotten bigger. Please give a warm welcome to participants from Lithuania, who have now become members of NWERC and NCPC. We are delighted to have you, welcome!
We are pleased to announce the Call for Problems (CfP) for the 2020 edition of the NWERC programming contest. The deadline for submitting candidate problems is July 12, 2020. Information about the submission requirements and procedures can be found on our CfP page.