Online Challenges Late Entries

I’m going to post this here rather than in the Online Challenge forum because I know more of you will see it here.

We have had a couple of emails asking why some entries showed up in the Online Challenges after the deadline. These were all teams that notified us on January 11 that they were having technical issues with getting their entries online. We collected their entry materials immediately, and then evaluated their trouble reports. Once we confirmed that these were legitimate problems, they were added to the appropriate contest.

No late entries were accepted, and we made sure that these were entry issues and were promptly reported. We always have a few of these, and this year was no exception.