New Zealand Programming Contest

30 July 2013

The New Zealand Programming Contest (NZPC) is being held on August 17th this year.  This contest is in preparation for the Regional ACM Programming Contest which will be held in September.  This is the 13th year we will be a site for the NZ contest (held in one of our computer labs).

The Department of Computer Science is supporting the NZPC registration fees for *all* University of Auckland teams that contain at least one Computer Science or Software Engineering member.  Note that only a few teams will get Department support for the Regional ACM contest and good performance in the NZ contest helps your selection chances there.

Each team should contain three students (which may include graduate students). If you are interested and do not have a team we might be able to place you in a team.

The allowed programming languages are Java, C++, Python and C#. There are four (self-selected) levels of competition: High School, Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3+.  The contest problems test your skills at algorithms (no GUI problems) and we recommend that students only participate if they have A level grades in COMPSCI101, COMPSCI105, or COMPSCI220.

For more information, please see:

Registration Instructions

Register all members of your teams at:

Please use your University of Auckland ( e-mail address so we can confirm you are a student. The nominated team captain should then e-mail Michael Dinneen ( once this is done so he can confirm your place and him as your team coach/manager.

There are a limited number of places so sign up early!


If you have any questions about the registration procedure, please contact Michael Dinneen:

Room: 303S-579, City Campus