In these Rules, “GovTech” refers to the Government Technology Agency, a statutory board of the Government of Singapore who is the organiser of this STACK the Flags competition and event.
“You” or “you” refers to each participating team and its members.
Here are some ground rules. Unless otherwise specified, the rules refer to your team and not you as a member of your team, it is acceptable to share materials within your own team only.
- Do not cheat. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Sharing of flags;
- Sharing of solutions;
- Seeking help from other parties beyond general internet research.
- Do not share any content or details of the CTF challenges with anyone before the end of the competition
- If you do manage to break something not intended to be broken, please inform the Organising Committee via the contact email or Discord immediately so that the affected service can be brought back up as soon as possible.
- Do not engage in disruptive behaviour during the competition. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- launching denial of service attacks;
- launching cyber attacks on other teams;
- delete, modify, replace, or break the flags, services, and challenges (aside from the intended ones);
- illegal, immoral or unethical conduct.
All participating teams are subject to the terms and conditions written in the participation section of this website.
All participating teams are to abide by the schedule for each period of the competition.
The relevant dates and times of the competition are indicated in the schedule.
We will award the prizes as laid out in the prizes section of this website.
GovTech will announce the final winner and recipients of the prizes and awards during the Prize Ceremony (as indicated in the schedule). Prizes will be awarded within 60 days after the conclusion of the competition*.
If a potential winner declines, is found to have broken the rules of the competition, does not respond to prize notification, is found to be ineligible for the prize, or is otherwise found to be unable to claim the prize for some reason, GovTech may award the prize to the next best team(s).
|Type of Award
|Top Prizes (Top 3 teams of each category)
||The prize moneys for each category will be distributed equally among the registered members of the winning teams^.
For example, team XYZ consisting of 4 members, wins the top prize (SGD $15,000) for the open category. The prize sum of SGD $3,750 will be transferred to the bank account of each individual member. The bank account number is to be provided by each individual member.
The attribution and award of the Top Prizes will be at team level.
|Coins of Honour (Top 10 teams of each category)
||The GovTech CSG C01N and certificate will be delivered via courier to a local representative of each of the winning teams. If a local representative is unavailable, alternative arrangements may be made with that team separately.
|Mastery Awards (across all participation categories)
||The Mastery Awards will be in the form of a prize money that will be disbursed to a single bank account submitted by each of the winning teams.
The prerequisite of the awards will be detailed in https://ctf.tech.gov.sg/2020/prizes.
The attribution and award of the Mastery Awards will be at the team level. There are multiple awards for the Mastery Awards, and each award will only have 1 winning team. The winner of each award will be the best performing team (across all 3 categories) that successfully meets the award’s corresponding requirements.
|Awesome Write-ups (across all participation categories)
||The Organising Committee will assess each competition entry based on the assessment rubrics detailed at https://ctf.tech.gov.sg/2020/prizes. Upon successful completion of the competition, GovTech plans to release the competition code, write-ups and materials via a public GitHub repository (referred to as the “Competition GitHub Repository”), please see the General Terms and Conditions for the STACK the Flags Capture The Flag (CTF) event and competition for details. The Competition GitHub Repository will contain the details of the competition, the CTF challenges and the competition write-ups that were nominated as the best write-ups by GovTech. The details and contents of the Competition GitHub Repository shall be in the sole discretion of GovTech.
The attribution and award of the Awesome Write-up will be at team level. Only the challenges detailed at https://ctf.tech.gov.sg/2020/prizes are eligible for the Awesome Write-up awards. The details of the eligible challenges will be made known at a later date. Each specific challenge will only have 1 winning entry. The winning entry for the corresponding challenge will be the one with the highest write-up score (across all 3 categories) based on the assessment rubrics.
Prizes may be subject to terms, restrictions and conditions imposed by GovTech.
*The competition is considered as concluded upon the successful conduct of the Prize Ceremony.
^To avoid additional administrative charges imposed by financial institutions, GovTech highly recommends for participating teams to use a local (Singapore) bank account to receive the prize monies. GovTech is not responsible for any additional financial charges that may be incurred on the receiving end of the fund transfer. All fees, taxes, and/or surcharges for the prizes shall be borne by the winners/recipients.
The Organising Committee does not condone cheating at any point during the CTF competition.
We want to maintain fair play among the participating teams.
GovTech will take all steps deemed necessary to maintain fair play among the participating teams.
Groups and participants found to be cheating will be disqualified from all prizes, awards and barred from participating in future events.
General Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement
By participating in this competition, all participating teams and its members agree to the provisions as written in the following:
- STACK the Flags General Terms and Conditions;
- STACK the Flags Privacy Statement; and
- STACK the Flags Rules.