OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2017, Vol. 11, pp. 151 - 158
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2017.12

Bulgarian Olympiad in Informatics: Excellence over a Long Period of Time


1Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2OpCo Sys Ltd, Yambol and Mathematics High School, Yambol
3Ivan Vazov High School, Gabrovo
e-mail: keleved@math.bas.bg, rusko@opcosys.com, zornica.dzhenkova@gmail.com


Competitions in informatics for secondary school students in Bulgaria have long traditions. The National Olympiad in Informatics started in 1985. Bulgaria is the founder and the first host of the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1989. Our participation in IOI has brought us 24 gold, 41 silver and 31 bronze medals, with which Bulgaria ranks 5-th place in the all-time overall standings by medals up to the last IOI 2016. The paper presents the current situation and challenges in the area of Informatics competitions in Bulgaria. The structure of the competition system, including the Bulgarian National Olympiad in Informatics is outlined.


competition in informatics, informatics education, Olympiad in informatics, training.

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