Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the competition.

Registration

How do I enter the competition?

  1. Sign up/log in to the competition by entering your name and email address.
  2. Complete the quizzes, solve two of your preferred case-study questions, complete your personal profile and collect recommendations from family and friends on Facebook.
  3. Submit your application by the November 2, 2014 deadline.

What if I do not receive a confirmation email after signing up for the competition?
If you do not receive a confirmation email within 5-10 minutes, try checking your spam box. Otherwise, please email us at itchallenge.cs@studentcompetitions.com.

What if my university name is not listed?
If the name of your university is missing, please inform us by email at itchallenge.cs@studentcompetitions.com.

Competition

What are the recommended browsers to enter the challenge?
The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

What happens if I don’t adhere to all the rules?
Student Competitions and Credit Suisse reserve the right to disqualify entries that do not follow the rules stated.

Can I complete the quizzes several times?
No, you can only take each quiz once. The timer begins as soon as you start each quiz. Read more about the competition rules.

What can I win?
By entering the challenge you are competing for an iPad Air or Amazon vouchers worth £250, £150 and £50.

When is the deadline for the competition?
You need to enter and complete the competition by November 2, 2014, 23.59 GMT.

Submission Process

How does the competition and screening process work?
You can find information about the screening process under “The Challenge” section.

What are the judging criteria?
The judging of your application will be based on your quiz results, background information and the quality of your case-study response. Recommendations on Facebook will also be assessed based on quality and quantity, and may play a role in advancing applicants.

What if I cannot submit my profile?
In case of a technical error, please email us at itchallenge.cs@studentcompetitions.com.

Contact

Credit Suisse Programming Challenge is a competition organized by Credit Suisse and Student Competitions.

If you have any questions regarding the competition process or the competition platform, send an email to itchallenge.cs@studentcompetitions.com.