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"Telegram Contests" Telegram Channel

Channel address: @contest
Categories: Telegram
Language: English
Number Of Subscribers: 85946 (Update date: 2021-04-21)
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Here we announce Telegram coding contests in Android Java, iOS Swift, JS, C/C . Discussion: @contests

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2021-04-18 11:56:09 Data Clustering Contest 2021, Round 2 Prize fund in round 2: $50,000. Deadline: 23:59 on May, 2 (Dubai Time) Task: improve the C/C++ library you created in Round 1 to determine the topic of Telegram channels based on provided data. - Only participants…
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2021-04-17 22:02:49 Data Clustering Contest 2021, Round 2

Prize fund in round 2: $50,000.

Deadline: 23:59 on May, 2 (Dubai Time)

Task: improve the C/C++ library you created in Round 1 to determine the topic of Telegram channels based on provided data.

- Only participants of Round 1 can take part.
- Categories should be determined for channels in English, Russian, Arabic, Persian and Uzbek.
- Samples include more banned content than in Round 1, added 8 new categories.
- Samples include more data: number of subscribers, total number of text posts, total number of posts containing various media, metadata for media and links.

Details: https://contest.com/docs/dc2021-r2
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2021-04-16 18:54:11 The Second Round of the Data Clustering Contest will start tomorrow, on April, 17.

This round will be available to all participants of the first round.

The task will be to improve the C/C++ libraries for detecting the topics of Telegram channels created in Round 1.
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2021-04-05 15:10:17 We received 17 submissions for the Second Round of the Android Contest.

Everyone is welcome to check out the apps on contest.com (at their own risk) while our judges evaluate the results:
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2021-04-04 22:06:50 The results of the first round of the Data Clustering Contest are in.

In our evaluation, accurate sorting by category carried twice as much weight as sorting by language. Overall speed of the algorithms influenced the final score.

If a submission required adjustments or fixes to make it work, it was penalized accordingly.


🥇Dark Lizard$9,000 + $2,000 bonus
Bonus prizes for:
- Categories EN
- Categories RU

🥇Mindful Kitten$9,000 + $900 bonus
Bonus prize for:
- Language detection
Penalties (-$100):
- Minor fix penalty

2nd PLACE$5000

🥈Gifted Piranha
🥈Tall Raccoon
🥈Daring Frog (-$200 rebuilding penalty)

3rd PLACE$3000

🥉Giant Fox
🥉Gifted Lemur
🥉Hip Hyena
🥉Sharp Sloth (-$200 rebuilding penalty)

4th PLACE – $2000

🏅Bright Deer
🏅Tanned Gull
🏅Small Dolphin (-$200 rebuilding penalty)

Congratulations to the winners!

The next round will be announced within two weeks. All participants of the first round will be able to take part. Stay tuned!
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2021-04-04 21:24:11 The results of the Aptitude Test Contest are here!

This contest was one of the most involved, requiring that participants pass our evaluation tests to take part, and then demanding their constant attention for over 1.5 months.

We have split the entire remaining €250,000 Quiz Contest prize pool among those participants who completed all the tasks:

Participants had to design a set of 30-question Quizzes which tested three aptitude groups:
• English Language
• Mathematical Ability
• Spatial & Logical Thinking

They then reviewed 9 Quizzes from other participants (that's 270 questions) and submitted rebuttals – reflecting on the reviews their work received.

Finally, Telegram Judges analyzed the content of each Quiz, its adherence to the rules and its overall usefulness. The quality of Peer Reviews and the validity of Rebuttals was also assessed.

All of these ratings produced a final Contest Score for each Quiz, between 1 and 4.3.

There are 4 reward tiers for this contest, per Quiz:
🥇€3000 – Contest Score 4+
🥈€1500 – Contest Score 3+
🥉€500 – Contest Score 2.1+
🏅 – €50 – Contest Score 2 and below

Bonuses were awarded for Outstanding Peer Reviews.
Penalties were incurred for Unoriginal Content and Low-effort Peer Reviews.

You can view all of the participants and their results here:

Congratulations! 🥳
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2021-04-04 14:19:08 @ContestBot is now ready to accept submissions for the second round of the Android Contest.

- Make sure your code is using your own package id.
- Place your submission into a public repository on GitHub, derived from the Telegram-iOS repository.
- Open @ContestBot, send /start, choose 2021 Android Contest, and follow the steps to submit and archive with your code and the link to your last commit.

Remember, you have until 23:59 Dubai time today (April, 4) on to submit your app. Good luck!
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2021-03-31 23:43:07 We received 3580 reaction videos from 239 participants in the first round of the GIF Contest.

Everybody is welcome to view the submissions using GIF search in any Telegram app:
- Open the GIF panel (a tab in the sticker panel)
- Type #reactiongif in the search box
- You can refine the search by adding one emoji after the hashtag

Stay tuned while our judges are evaluating the results!
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2021-03-31 22:51:03 Participants of the first round of the Data Clustering Contest can now view their preliminary results on the contest platform:
https://contest.com/dc2021-r1 (the link will only work for contest participants)

Preliminary results for each submission include 0-100 ratings for each part of the task, our preliminary comments, an archive with an evaluation dataset, and a log file from the submission.

Stay tuned for the final results coming soon!
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2021-03-31 21:40:24 If you are tying to submit videos to the GIF Contest, but no watermark appears and @ContestBot doesn’t recognize them, make sure that you have disabled the soundtrack completely before uploading. Your video file must have no audio channels for Telegram Desktop to recognize it as a “GIF” (and for the bot to accept it).

There are many ways of disabling the audio track in a video. If you’re having difficulties, we suggest googling for a solution that works best for you.
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2021-03-29 20:16:41 Submissions for the GIF Сontest are open until March 31, 23:59 (Dubai time).

We suggest that you try submitting at least some of your reaction videos early – to make sure you've familiarized yourself with the process. Videos submitted late will not be accepted for the contest.


If you have any questions, please check the FAQ.

A few extra tips, in case you're having any issues:

1. Prepare your videos for publication in an external video editor (it is not recommended to use the built-in Telegram media editor for this purpose).
- Aspect ratio: between 1:1 and 4:3
- No audio track! (especially important for uploading via desktop apps)
- Suggested width: 380, 640 or 848
- Suggested height: a multiple of 16

(Other widths/heights may also work
– but if you run into problems, try the suggested ones.)

2. Once you've prepared your videos for publication, use an official app to send them to your channel.
- Send as a video (not file).
- If you use a mobile app, set the maximum quality.
- If you use iOS, disable audio before sending (tap on the speaker icon) – even if you removed the soundtrack when preparing the video for publication.
- If you use Android, don't disable audio – instead remove the soundtrack when preparing video for publication.

3. If @ContestBot tells you your videos were not accepted, you can tap the "Show videos with issues" button to get details on each problematic video.

4. If the bot tells you you haven't submitted any videos, see number 1 in this message👆.

Good luck! And don't wait until the last moment. 😉
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2021-03-28 18:49:55 You can now submit your reaction videos to the GIF Contest by uploading them to one of your public channels.

Please read the full instructions before you upload anything:

In addition to submitting your videos, you MUST register with @ContestBot (send /start, then choose GIF Animation Contest).

The deadline is March 31, 23:59 (DUBAI TIME). We recommend you to begin submitting your videos as early as possible.

Good luck!
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2021-03-27 13:23:30 Submissions for the first round of the Animated Sticker contest are now available on contest.com:

Everybody is welcome to view the 148 submissions we received and rate the stickers while our judges are evaluating them.

(Remember that user ratings will not affect the decisions of our judges, there’s will be no need to raise your fan armies to win. 😌)
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