The ICFP Programming Contest 2019 is the 22nd instance of the annual programming contest series sponsored by the ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming.

The contest will start at Friday 21 June 2019 10:00am UTC. The 24hr lightning division will end at Saturday 22 June 2019 10:00am UTC and the 72hr full contest will end at Monday 24 June 2019 10:00am UTC.

The task description will be published on this website when the contest starts. Details of the submission procedure will be announced along with the contest task.

This is an open contest. Anyone may participate except for the contest organisers and members of their research groups. No advance registration or entry fee is required. Contestants are free to organise themselves into teams of any size.

Any programming language(s) on any platform(s) may be used.

There will be cash prizes for the first and second place teams, the team winning the lightning division, and a discretionary judges’ prize. The winners will be announced during ICFP 2019, which will take place in Berlin, Germany; Sunday 18 - Friday 23 August 2019).

In addition, the organisers will declare during the conference that:

  • the first place team’s language is “the programming language of choice for discriminating hackers”,
  • the second place team’s language is “a fine tool for many applications”,
  • the winning lightning division team’s language is “very suitable for rapid prototyping”, and
  • the team winning the judges’ prize is “an extremely cool bunch of hackers”.