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Become a captain or ambassador for your university team 👊

Captains and ambassadors will help raise awareness of the competition, and ShowCode events in general, to earn rewards and prizes!

Captains will carry more responsibility, but will automatically qualify for the VarsityCode final, plus have the chance to earn more rewards - sign-up below! 🎉


How long is it?

There is a total of 15 challenges - or ‘fixtures’ as we like to call them - to compete in, each open for 2 weeks, and they should take no longer than an hour so you can take part at your own leisure! Only your first submission will count for scoring so make sure you take your time 👀

How you win?

  • You will compete in head-to-head against other universities in your league in bi-weekly coding challenges - or fixtures as we like to call them
  • Your team’s points total for each fixture will be taken from the top 10 players. To win your fixture, you just need to outscore your opponents
  • When it comes to the overall league table - if your team wins your head-to-head ‘fixture’ you’ll get 3 points, if you draw it will be 1, and if you lose it will be 0
  • The more points you have, the higher up the table you will finish, and the more chance you’ll have of qualifying for the final!

The Grande Finale

The top ranked teams and coders throughout the competition will qualify for our (hopefully!) live finale, where they’ll compete in a series of challenges and projects to establish the ultimate VarsityCode champion!


Where does my data go?

It is our priority to ensure that your information is kept secure and confidential. You can opt to share your profile data with sponsored companies otherwise you will remain anonymous.

Is registration free?

Yes, registration is free and we will not ask for payment

How long does a challenge take?​

You can complete a challenge within it's start and end date. You only have one attempt and there is no time limit, although speed is of the essense

How are challenges scored?​

Challenges are scored based on speed and quality using our high tech algorithms. These variables are weighted to give you a percentage score. We check for plagiarism too, so no cheating!

Is my account secure?

Yes, we use Auth0 security that ensures we are compliant with EU & US standards along with ISO27001