The UKPA are pleased to announce a series of beginners contests!
The aim of this series to introduce new solvers to the world of puzzle solving who might otherwise be put off or daunted by the longer and more difficult puzzle contests that the puzzling community already provides.
The format will be as follows:
There will be three puzzle types, and four of each these puzzle types to solve. The window of each contest will be open for a month. There will be no time limit on submissions during this window, however for those inclined to be competitive, results will be sorted by the time of the last submitted correct answer. At the end of the month results will be published, together with a list of all puzzles who submit correct answers to all 12 puzzles.
Each of the puzzles will be small, but not necessarily trivial to solve. New solvers are encouraged to be creative in finding techniques to solve the puzzles, and not to be put off if you can't solve everything in one go. There is plenty of time within the month to solve the puzzles!
The first contest will feature Nurikabe
Contest page is here: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/contests.php?contestid=26
Instructions with example puzzles is here: http://www.ukpuzzles.org/file_download. ... ebfc15e6fc