Run Judgments Solutions to problems submitted for judging are called runs. Each run is judged as accepted (“YES”) or rejected, and the team is notified of the results, via PC^2. The possible judge responses are:

No - Compilation Error
No - Runtime Error
No - Time Limit Exceeded
No - Wrong Answer

This is consistent with the judge responses at the world finals. You will only receive one of the above responses. If your program prints correct values, but continues running and exceeds the time limit, you will get Time Limit Exceeded. If your program calculates the correct value but formats it incorrectly, say by printing too many or too few significant digits, you will get wrong answer.


During the contest, teams may have questions concerning the problem statements. There is a mechanism in PC^2 that automates this process. Details of this process are in your PC^2 Team Guide. The basic procedure is for a team to specify the problem they have a question about, type in the question, and send it to the judges via the network. Judges may reply, again via PC^2, directly to the team, or may “broadcast” their response to all the teams. Do not expect an immediate reply. Judges must carefully consider how to answer the queries. Teams at all sites will see the responses to all “broadcast” responses to queries. In some cases, the response to your question may be “No Response”. If you receive this, it means that the judges feel that your question is answered by a full and careful reading of the problem statement.