About the Prizes and Trips


As a Topcoder Open competitor, you’re eligible for cash prizes and non cash prizes such as trips to the Onsite Finals and t-shirts! Each stage of the TCO gives away additional prizes on top of the traditional challenge prizes.

About the Prizes and Trips


More information about trips and prizes can be found on the competition rules pages on the current TCO website.

Cash Prizes Distribution

Cash prizes are paid out within 60 days after the Onsite Finals event. All cash prize winners will still need to follow the usual Topcoder payment policies and procedures found here.

Non Cash Prize Distribution

Participatory prizes and non-cash prizes (such as t-shirts) will be mailed within one month following the conclusion of the Onsite Finals. Please allow 6-12 weeks for delivery.

For more information on prizes, please visit the Terms under Prize Payment.


Finalists who win trips to the Onsite Finals in the USA will be notified by Topcoder. Topcoder admins will handle the coordination and payment of the following:

  • Airfare to and from the event
  • Ground transportation to and from the event and airport
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Certain meals during the event

Finalists who require a Visa to enter the USA can request a Visa invitation letter from Topcoder to assist them with their Visa appointment.

Upon notification of winning a trip, Finalists will be given all the relevant information needed to request a visa letter and details about the trip.

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