UI Design

The UI Design competition will focus on design concepts, mobile, web and application design. You can compete in any of TCO eligible UI design challenges to earn points towards qualifying for the UI Design Championship.

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About the UI Design Competition

The UI Design Competition of the TCO22 encompasses every day challenges run at Topcoder. Challenges have points and those points can add up making you a finalist for the TCO22 Finals where you have a chance to win $10,000!

Topcoder Design is a platform that allows up-and-coming designers to step into the spotlight-giving them the chance to break into the industry in front of peers, experts in the field, and real-world Fortune 500 clients. Compete in all types of design challenges to win prize money and establish your street cred. Sharpen your skills and improve your portfolio while working on real-world projects for big-name clients.

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.

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How to Qualify - Design

Overview

The UI Design competition will focus on design concepts, mobile, web, and application design. You can compete in any Topcoder Open (TCO) eligible UI design challenges to earn points towards qualifying for the UI Design Championship.

The 2022 Topcoder Open UI Design Competition will take place in four (4) online stages.

The top three (3) performers, per the leaderboard, of each online stage from the UI Design Competition, will win a prize and/or a trip to compete in the TCO22 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 Design Competitions are Tournament-eligible. The UI Design Competition is part of the Tournament, and by participating in the UI Design 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.

How to qualify

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

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

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

UI Design Online Competition Stages Dates
Stage 1July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Stage 2October 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
Stage 3January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022
Stage 4April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Competition Scoring

Scoring in the UI Design Competition is determined based on the final ranking for a Contestant’s submission in a Tournament-eligible UI Design 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 Design 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 are based on the total cash prize purse of that challenge.

Percentage of Placement Points

# of Submissions that Pass Review

Place12345
1st100%70%65%60%56%
2nd30%25%22%20%
3rd10%10%10%
4th8%8%
5th6%

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 UI Design 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 higher placement in the UI Design 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 UI Design 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 UI Design 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 UI Design Competition in that Stage.

  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied Contestant with the highest number of fifth place submissions will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition in that Stage.

  • If a tie still remains, then the winner will be determined based on who accumulated the points first.

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 UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design 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 UI Design Competition.

  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of third place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.

  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of fourth place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.

  • If a tie still remains, then the remaining tied competitor with the highest number of fifth place submissions across the UI Design Competition Stage will receive a higher placement in the UI Design Competition.

  • If a tie still remains, then the winner will be determined based on who accumulated the points first.

Prizes

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

Stage 1-4 Online WinnersPrize
1st PlaceTrip to TCO22 Finals
2nd PlaceTrip to TCO22 Finals
3rd PlaceTrip to TCO22 Finals

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

Onsite Final WinnersPrize
Champion$10,000
2nd place$3,500
3rd place$500

* Prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the Onsite Championship Round. The winner must be present at the onsite Championship announcement to receive prizes.

T-SHIRTS

The UI Design Competition will also award prizes in the form of T-shirts (one per Contestant). T-shirts will be awarded to the following Contestants:

  • Top 10 places in that particular stage based on total points after each stage

To get the prize, the Competitor must have positive points in that particular stage. In the event of a tie for 10th place, all competitors with that score will earn a t-shirt.

These rules may change at any time with or without prior notice.

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