UI Prototype

The UI Prototype Competition focuses on HTML/CSS & JavaScript user interface challenges. Use your rapid prototyping, knowledge of responsive frameworks, JavaScript and HTML skill to compete in the UI Prototype track and earn points towards qualifying for the UI Prototype Championship
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How Does it Work?

First you must become a Topcoder member and 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.

Rules

The 2017 Topcoder Open UI Prototype Competition will take place in four (4) online stages.

The top three (3) performers, per the leaderboard, of each stage from the UI Prototype Competition will win a prize and/or a trip to compete in the TCO17 Finals in the USA on dates and a location to be determined at a later date.

Topcoder shall determine at its sole discretion which UI Prototype Competitions are Tournament-eligible. The UI Prototype Competition is part of the Tournament, and by participating in the UI Prototype Competition, you agree to the rules on this web page as well as the Tournament rules and the topcoder Terms of Use (collectively, the “Rules”).

Topcoder reserves the right to add or remove competition tracks as needed. Competition stages and prizes may be changed at any time at Topcoder’s sole discretion.

Schedule

During each Stage, Contestants who participate in Tournament-eligible UI Prototype Competitions on the Topcoder website will receive points for that Stage as outlined in these Rules.

Only Tournament-eligible UI Prototype Competitions in which registration has opened during the four (4) Stages shall be included in determining points for that Stage.

All Tournament – eligible UI Prototype Competitions will be clearly marked on the active challenge listing page.

UI Prototype Online Competition Stages Dates
Stage 1 September 1 – November 30, 2016
Stage 2 December 1 – February 28, 2017
Stage 3 March 1 – May 31, 2017
Stage 4 June 1 – July 31, 2017

Competition Scoring

Scoring in the UI Prototype Competition is determined based on the final ranking for a Contestant’s submission in a Tournament-eligible UI Prototype Competition (as applicable) in accordance with the rules of such competition.

Scores will be rounded to two decimal places.

Upon the completion of all Tournament-eligible UI Prototype Competitions, the individual scores that a Contestant receives during all Stages will be added for a cumulative score.

The total placement points to distribute per challenge is based on the total cash prize purse of that challenge.

Percentage of Placement Points

# of Submissions that Pass Review:

Place 1 2 3 4 5
1st 100% 70% 65% 60% 56%
2nd 30% 25% 22% 20%
3rd 10% 10% 10%
4th 8% 8%
5th 6%

If more than five (5) submissions pass review, the competitors who place in 6th position or below will not receive any placement points.

All final fixes will be completed according to the schedule specified for the applicable Prototype Competition. On a case-by-case basis, as determined by topcoder personnel, placement points may be deducted for failing to complete final fixes on time.

Placement Ties

In the event of a tie for a Stage, the tie will be resolved in the following manner:

  • The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition in that Stage.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of second place submissions will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition in that Stage.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of third place submissions will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition in that Stage.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of fourth place submissions will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition in that Stage.
  • If a tie still remains, then all remaining tied Contestants will receive the same placement.

Tie for Prizes

In the event of a tie, the tie will be resolved in the following manner:

  • The tied Contestant with the highest number of first place submissions across the Prototype Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of second place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of third place submissions across the Prototype Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition.
  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of fourth place submissions across the Prototype Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the Prototype Competition.
  • If a tie still remains, then prizes will be divided equally between tied Contestants.

Prizes

Any and all applicable taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

Stage 1-4 Online Winners Prize
1st Place Trip to TCO17 Finals
2nd Place Trip to TCO17 Finals
3rd Place Prize to be determined

Prior to Contestants receiving their cash prize, they must complete all work for all underlying UI Prototype Competitions and Tournament and UI Prototype Competition-related work, such as final fixes.

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