Overview of the BIO
See the BIO info pack
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including past BIO problems
Contacting the BIO
Also on this server:
Other computing contests
(British and international)
|The British Informatics Olympiad is
the national computing competition for
schools and colleges.
25 November We are now distributing copies of the BIO 2013 first round paper. Registrations meeting our eligibility requirements received prior to 23 November should receive the paper today. Registrations after this date should receive the paper within three days. In previous years we have had several problems with school email servers deleting the paper and in some cases the accompanying email, without informing the intended recipient that this had been done. Please contact the organisers if you do not receive the paper.
1 November 2012 Information and registration is now available for BIO 2013 The first round will run from 26 November - 21 December 2012.
30 March Certificates have now been distributed, via schools, to all participating students. If your school submitted marks but has not received certificates please contact the organisers.
Founded in 1995, the British Informatics Olympiad (BIO) aims to encourage students to take an active interest in information technology, and to allow them to meet and exchange ideas, through a challenging competition in computer programming.
The BIO information pack gives a quick link to find out more about the BIO. Many other countries run competitions like the BIO, including the All Ireland programming competition for students in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.