Antoni Buraczewski, a student of Secondary School No. 3 in Wrocław, received a gold medal for this achievement. All his colleagues from Poland also won medals: 2 silver and three bronze. In total, seven gold, ten silver, and 20 bronze medals were awarded. The 29th edition took place in Lübeck (Germany), from 28th April to 3rd May 2022.
The competition was attended by students from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Norway, Poland, and Sweden, representing countries that are regular participants of the BOI competition and invited teams from Israel and Ukraine. Each country had the right to enter six players and two guardians. Apart from the national team of Israel, all other teams competed in the competition in Lübeck. Poland was represented by six students who achieved the best results in the XXIX Olympiad in Informatics, which ended in April, and did not pass their final exams this year. Two tutors accompanied them: Piotr Chrząstowski, Ph.D., from the University of Warsaw, and Tomasz Nowak, a student of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw.
All six of our representatives are the beneficiaries of the project „Championship in Algorithmics and Programming – Students”, implemented by the IT Development Foundation based on the government program „Program for the Development of IT Talents for 2019-2029”, and members of the national team appointed under this project, led by dr. Paweł Gawrychowski from the University of Wrocław and dr. Tomasz Idziaszek – scientific secretary of the Polish Olympiad in Informatics.
Polish representatives will be honored with individual scholarships funded by the Scientific and Academic Computer Network – National Research Institute for their results. It is a part of the Scholarship Program of the Olympiad in Informatics, the patron of which is the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, and the direct originator is Minister Janusz Cieszyński.