In the five days since we announced Cemetech Contest #10, we have had a fantastic response from the graphing calculator programming community. A total of 11 contestants have already posted topics in our Contests subforum about their Contest #10 entries, and many more have voiced interest. To keep the ball rolling and inspire even more programmers to use some of their time to write great educational programs for graphing calculators (and win some calculators!) we have written up the full rubric that will be used to grade your programs. The programs will be graded on five criteria: the educational value of the program (55 points), the entertainment value and/or usefulness of the entry (25 points), the graphics, controls, and interface (10 points), the source code (5 points), and the readme file (5 points). Judges also have the discretion to award up to 10 bonus points to meritorious entries for special features or exceptional programs.
To help clarify the rules of the contest and to make sure we're legally covered, we have also written up a set of Official Rules. We are happy to open the contest to residents of the US, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United Kingdom. We regret that due to details of French law, we will be unable to accept entries from residents of France for this contest. Feel free to peruse the rules, linked below; there's nothing different than any previous Cemetech contest in them save for the declaration of value of the four graphing calculators we will be awarding to winners. Best of luck on the contest! If you haven't already started a topic about your entry, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.