Welcome to the IPSC Training Area! This site allows you to practice solving problems from all past years of the Internet Problem Solving Contest.
A virtual contest is a simulation of a past contest. It has the same duration as the original, and you can compete against the original participants.
The Training Area is just for practice and others won't see your results, so you are allowed to "cheat" by solving the problems in advance, reading the official solutions, talking about the problems with other people, and such. But we recommend trying to solve the problems properly first.
The Training Area is in beta. Stuff might break. Some problems might be buggy or even unsolvable. The judging system might get stuck. Or a Roomba could run over the server cord. So if (when) you encounter any issues, please e-mail us at ipscreg(at)ksp(dot)sk so we can fix it. Or, if the planets align and everything works splendidly, we'd like to hear that as well. :-)