All challenges containing ‘Living Progress’ in the challenge title are eligible. The prize pool will start at $1,000 for each track and will increase by $350 for each Living Progress challenge posted and $100 for each First2Finish (F2F) or Bug Hunt in the above timeframe. We anticipate over 70 challenges with estimated challenge pool prize totaling $30,000.

NOTE: There will be a second round for the Living Progress Challenge project beginning later this year. We plan on running a second Blitz for that round with about 50 to 60 challenges.

Blitz Challenge Breakdown

Points = Dollars won. For example, if you win $1,000 on an eligible challenge, that will equate to 1,000 points towards this challenge (Note: This does not include other prizes beyond the set prizes in each challenge). The more challenges we launch, the larger the Living Progress Challenge Blitz Prize Pool will grow.

DESIGN CHALLENGE TYPES
Design Concepts (Storyboard)
Design Production (Storyboard)
Design First2Finish
Wireframe

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE TYPES
Code
Assembly
UI Prototype
First2Finish
Bug Hunt

Blitz Payout

1st Place 25% of the prize pool
2nd Place 15% of the prize pool
3rd Place 12% of the prize pool
4th Place 10% of the prize pool
5th Place9% of the prize pool
6th Place8% of the prize pool
7th Place7% of the prize pool
8th Place6% of the prize pool
9th Place5% of the prize pool
10th Place3% of the prize pool

 

Current Blitz Bonus Prize Pools:

Development Pool
$13,950.00
Design Pool
$14,650.00

Blitz Rules

If there is a tie for a position among the top 3 finishers, the tie will be resolved in the following manner (in order):

  1. The competitor who has the most higher-placed submissions throughout the Blitz.
  2. If a tie still remains, then the tied competitors will share equally the prize money at hand.

The Living Progress Challenge Blitz prize money will be paid within 30 days of the completion of the series and announcing the winners.

For more information and to see the complete set of Blitz rules please visit the Topcoder Blitz section of the help center.

Good Luck!