Please follow these rules to give everyone a fair chance at winning.

  1. Use common sense. If you feel like what you’re doing is disrupting the competition in any way, STOP doing it. Don’t wait for us to yell at you.
  2. Don’t cheat. We’re encouraging you to do your own work. While it’s acceptable to use resources on the internet such as documentation or forums, it’s not acceptable to ask someone other than the 1-5 members of your team to directly help you on the problem. Don’t ask questions on public forums involving specific details of the problems. Don’t share flags or methods with other teams.
  3. Don’t disrupt others. Don’t attack other teams, and don’t attack the contest infrastructure in order to prevent others from solving problems or submitting flags.
  4. Be nice. Since this is an educational environment, don’t use profanity in your username or team names. Inappropriate names are subject to account deletion or immediate disqualification at the discretion of the organizers. Also, don’t spam or harass people in chat.

If you break any of these rules, your team may be converted into an observer team (see below), disqualifying you from winning prizes. Decisions made by competition organizers are final.


Anyone school is welcome to play in LancerTech CTF! However, since LancerTech CTF is targeted at students enrolled in middle schools and high schools in the US, only those students will be eligible for prizes. People who don’t fall in the category of students enrolled in a middle or high school in the US are observers. While observers are allowed to place on the scoreboard, they will not be eligible for winning prizes. Teams with at least one observer member will be considered an observer team.

After the contest is over, we will contact the winning teams to verify that their team meets the conditions before distributing prizes. If a winning team does not meet these conditions, their team will be considered an observer team, and the prizes will be given to the next highest team.