Array Processing Language Problem Solving Competition

Deadline: 8 August 2014
Open to: students worldwide
Prize: up to $8,500 (ca. €6,200)


Dyalog, the fastest-growing APL development platform, has announced their sixth annual Array Processing Language (APL) Problem Solving Competition.

Dyalog invites students worldwide to put their programming and problem-solving skills to the test by using any APL system (Array Processing Language) to develop solutions to ten questions and solve a series of problems. This is a contest for people who love a challenge and learning new things for fun, with the added bonus that you can win one of 43 cash prizes totalling $8,500 (approx. €6,200).

The competition consists of 2 phases:

Phase I

Consists of 10 problems, each of which can be solved with a single line of APL code. After you submit your Phase I solutions, Dyalog will provide you with feedback and advice about continuing on to Phase II.

Phase II

Consists of a number of problems in three broad subject areas and is open only to students who have answered all 10 problems in Phase I.


The competition is open to students at all levels, worldwide. Non-students are more than welcome to submit solutions, but only students that can prove enrollment will be in contention for the prizes.


  • Gran prize: $2,500 and an invitation to attend the next Dyalog user meeting (to be held in England from September 21-25, 2014). At the user meeting the winner will receive their prize and have the opportunity to present their winning work;
  • Second prize: $1,250;
  • Third prize: $750.

Additionally, the top 20 Phase I submissions and 20 eligible participants from Phase II will receive a $100 cash prize.


To enter the competition, each applicant must:

  • Register an account HERE;
  • Use your problem solving skills to complete the challenge by the August 8, 2014, competition deadline.

The competition winners will be formally notified by e-mail, post or telephone no later than August 18, 2014.

For further information you can contact: [email protected] or visit the official website.

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