Contest Live

2/10 - 2/11

12:00 PM       12:00 PM

EST                EST

Competition Schedule

Saturday (2/10)

 11:00pm - 12:00pm

Check-in/Opening Ceremony


Contest Start

Sunday (2/11)


Contest End

 12:00pm -  1:00pm

Awards/Closing Ceremony


Competition Info

You and your team of up to 3 total members will work together to solve 10-15 problems over the course of 24 hours. You can use the internet, books and other resources but you may not receive help from other people. Each person on the team can code from their own computer. Solutions must be written in either Python 3, Java, or C/C++. Everyone on your team must register to compete.


OSU Undergraduate Division

This division is only for teams completely consisting of OSU Undergraduate members.

OPEN Division

This division is open to anybody.

Scoring/Tie Breakers

Adapted from ICPC: Check the scoring/tie breakers section on

Programming Languages

  • Python 3.8.10
  • Java 17.0.2
  • C++ (gcc 9.4.0)
  • FAQ

    What is competitive programming?

    Competitive programming can be described as a mind sport. The goal is to program a solution to solve a specific problem. The programming problems are what is typically found on online assessments or technical interview coding questions. Some examples of sites that serve these problems are Codeforces, Topcoder, LeetCode, HackerRank, etc.

    Who can attend?

    The competition is open to the public. All OSU undergraduate, graduate, and alumni are encouraged to participate. Students from other universities, working professions, and competitive programmers are all welcome to compete in the Open Division. Note: OSU undergraduates will have a separate division and OSU graduates and alumni will all participate in the Open Division.

    Where is the competition held?

    The contest is run entirely on BuckeyeCode. There will be in person spaces available at Enarson Classroom Building 311 for the duration of the event. Students from Ohio State will be prioritized to use the in person spaces but students from other universities are welcome to stop by if space permits!

    What if I don’t have a team?

    You can participate solo, but team play is incentivized and recommended. If you’re looking for programmers to team up with, join the Buckeye Programming Competition Discord, attend CPC weekly meetings, or ask to form a team at the beginning of the event.

    I’ve never competed in a programming competition; can I still participate?

    Yes! This programming competition is curated by Competitive Programming Club and will have easy to medium problems. In addition, judges would be happy to guide teams on solving the easy problems.

    Who runs the Buckeye Programming Competition?

    Buckeye Programming Competition is run by the officers and engineers of the Competitive Programming Club.

    Any Other Questions?

    Contact or ask in the discord.