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Computer Applications Olympiad Contest 2019

Organization : Computer Olympiad South Africa
Competition Name : Applications Olympiad Contest
Applicable For : CAT or the ICDL or are otherwise computer literate
Competition Deadline : Friday 10 May 2019
Website : https://olympiad.org.za/applications-olympiad/

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Computer Applications Olympiad Contest

The Applications Olympiad is a challenge for those who take CAT or the ICDL or are otherwise computer literate. The participants have to solve a number of problems using a common office package and the data provided.

Related : Computer Applications Olympiad School Round 1 Question Paper 2017 : www.southafricain.com/10031.html

** Contestants are allowed to use the application of their choice, such as the Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database and Presentation Tool.

** Most participants will use a popular office package such as Microsoft Office, Open Office or Libre Office.
** There is only one paper for all age groups.

** The competition is most beneficial if entire classes take part, but individual participation is also encouraged.
** The Application Olympiad is available in English and Afrikaans.

Olympiad Dates

First Round

Monday 6 May to Friday 10 May 2019
** The First Round of the Applications Olympiad is written at local schools in the second term for one hour.
** Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Database skills are tested.

Who may participate?
** Schools may enter as many candidates as they like.

Requirements :
** Participants will be required to complete a number of application tasks under supervision in one hour.
** Each participant must have access to a computer.

** Participants may use any common application package, such as Microsoft Office, Open Office and Libre Office.

Location :
** Where schools do not have computer facilities, they may make use of computers at another school or tertiary institution.
** Schools will have to make these arrangements themselves.

Marking :
** Schools that take part online will have no marking to do.
** The results will be sent to them after the event.
** For schools that take part offline, papers are marked at school.

** The teacher in charge of the competition need not be an expert in computer applications.
** All the answers are simple numbers or single words and can be marked quickly with the use of the answer key provided.

Certificates :
Certificates to the top 50% of all participants in the country:
Gold: the top 7% of all participants
Silver: the next 14% of all participants
Bronze: the next 29% of all participants

Second Round

Wednesday 29 May 2019
** The Second Round of the Applications Olympiad is written at local schools in the second term for one hour. Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Database skills are tested.

Provincial Certificates :
** Certificates to the deserving number 1, 2 and 3 in each province
** Invitation for the top 10 to 15 participants in SA to go to the Final Round at a central venue – all expenses paid.

Final Round

Tuesday 18 June 2019 – in Cape Town

Who may participate?
** The best 10 to 15 participants from the Applications Olympiad Second Round countrywide will be invited to take part in the Final Round at a central venue.

** If two or more learners from the same school qualify, then either the one with the higher scores in Round 1 and Round 2 will be invited, or the school may run a tie-breaker and then decide who should be invited.

Requirements :
** Each participant will be given access to a computer.
** Participants will have a choice of a limited range of Computer Application Packages which are suitable for this type of competition.

** The main contest runs over 5 hours on one day.
** Each candidate will be given a number of problems to solve in the allotted time.
** Evaluation will be done by a panel of experts.

Location :
** The competition uses a suitable central venue.
** Out-of-town participants are housed at a nearby bed-and-breakfast.
** The Computer Olympiad office will arrange and pay for flights, accommodation, meals and refreshments.

Awards Function : Wednesday 19 June 2019 – in Cape Town

Rules

First Round :
1. A school may run the Applications Olympiad First Round at any time during the period.
2. A school may not use the First Round paper before the correct date.

3. If a school has too many candidates to write in a single sitting, they should arrange two sittings but make sure there is no communication between the groups.
4. As it is the principal and teacher who sign the certificates, it is up to them to be satisfied that the results were obtained honestly.

5. Candidates may use any “Office” Applications package, including Microsoft Office, Open Office and Libre Office.
6. Test conditions for the Olympiad are the same as for a practical CAT or IT exam for the Senior Certificate.

Second Round :
1. A school may only run the Applications Olympiad Second Round on the designated date.
2. A school may not use the Second Round paper before the correct date.

Final Round :
1. To be eligible for selection for the Final Round, candidates must
** be the top learner in their school
** be among the best 10 to 15 candidates nationwide
** have used either Microsoft Office, Open Office or Libre Office

** have taken part in the Second Round on the official competition day
** save their calculations in the specified place (e.g. column, cell) in the required working files
** have their answer sheet file and the required working files available on request
** have no modifications to their files after the end of the Second Round

2. The Final Round will be at a central venue and the Computer Olympiad office will arrange and pay for flights, accommodation, meals and refreshments.

How To Register

Entry Form : Applications Olympiad
Round 1 (6 to 10 May 2019)
** This is for the First Round of the Applications Olympiad . Schools may enter irrespective of whether they take part in other rounds or not. Participation is online, but there is an offline version for schools that lack connectivity.

Entry Form :

** Enter the following details ,to fill the entry form.
Steps :
Step 1 : Enter School/Institution * Cape Town High School
Step 2 : Select Does the school charge school fees? Yes / No
Step 3 : Select Does the school want to take part Online, Offline or Both?*
Step 4 : Select Does the school want to take part in English, Afrikaans or Both?*
Step 5 : Enter Postal Address (School address to which certificates should be posted e.g. P.O. Box) Street Address/City/ZIP / Postal Code
Step 6 : Select Country


Step 7 : Enter Teacher’s Name* First/Last
Step 8 : Enter Tel(W)
Step 9 : Enter Cellular Nr
Step 10 : Enter Teacher’s Email*
Step 11 : Enter Fax No.

Section for Applications Olympiad participants in grade 7 and below :
Step 12 : Enter Number of participating boys in grade 7 and below
Step 13 : Enter Number of participating girls in grade 7 and below

Totals :
Step 14 : Enter Total of participating boys
Step 15 : Enter Total of participating girls
Step 16 : Click on Submit Button.

Prizes

The winning participants receive medals and cash awards and each participant also receives a certificate.

POSITION MEDAL LEARNER SCHOOL
1 Gold R4 000 R3 000
2 Silver R3 000 R2 000
3 Silver R3 000 R2 000
4 Bronze R2 000 R1 000
5 Bronze R2 000 R1 000
6 Bronze R2 000 R1 000

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