OzCLO 2022 – Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad for Secondary Schools

Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad for Secondary School Students

OzCLO is a problem-solving competition using data from real languages. It has been run by major universities around Australia since 2008.

OzCLO is for students from years 9 to 12. Participants apply logical thinking to discover how languages work. Students who like languages, maths, computers, or natural sciences are likely to be interested. No foreign-language abilities are required; students of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

  1. Round 1, regional competition: 
    1. Wednesday, March 2, 2022
    2. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (approx. One hour prep; two hours competition)
    3. Online only; join from your own school campus 
  1. Round 2, national competition: 
    1. Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    2. 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm (approx.)
    3. Held in person on UWA campus (room and building TBD)

Teams consis of four students. Schools can enter as many teams as they wish. All teams complete the same tasks, but they are ranked within their age level: Junior (years 9-10) or Senior (years 11-12). Teams are usually all Junior or all Senior students, though you can certainly enter a mixed-level team if you want; mixed teams compete in the Senior category.

Round 1 (March 2) is the regional (i.e., state) competition. Because it is held online, students can participate from your school under your supervision, no matter where your school is. The top three Junior and top three Senior teams from this round will go on to Round 2 (March 23), the national competition, which takes place on campus at UWA.

Once registrations open, teachers can register at https://www.ozclo.org.au/registration/. Registrations will open on Saturday, Jan 15 and close on Friday, February 25 and cost $10 per student.

In addition to attending the optional training session, training materials can be found at the OzCLO website (https://www.ozclo.org.au/training-materials/).

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