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OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2009, Vol. 3, 167-173
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1822-7732

jBOI - One More Possibility for Increasing the Number of Competitors in Informatics

Biserka YOVCHEVAa, Galina MOMCHEVAb, Petar PETROVc

aKonstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen 115 Universitetska str., 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria E-mail: bissy_y@yahoo.com

bVarna Free University `Chernorizets Hrabar' Chaika resort, 9007 Varna, Bulgaria E-mail: gmomcheva@gmail.com

cA&B Private School 13 Hristo Botev str., 9700 Shumen, Bulgaria E-mail: peshoto_bg@yahoo.com

Abstract

This article aims to demonstrates a trend in raising the general number of competitors in informatics by creating and supporting competitions like the jBOI. It argues that participation in international competitions from an early age contributes to the participants' achieving sustainable high results in the future.

It discusses a number of organizational measures as well as sharing experiences in training students for similar competitions in Bulgaria. It also develops a general framework for competitions in informatics for pupils aged under 15.5 years of age.

Keywords:

competitions in informatics, programming, talents, IOI


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