Automated Trading Championship 2012 is an exciting event for all keen on the automated trading. All Applicants are warmly welcome. Unfortunately, we often see that many Expert Advisor developers fail to complete all necessary preparations for some reason. But being an Applicant does not mean being a Participant!
Joining the competition is not as difficult as it sounds. Just complete a few simple steps and your Expert Advisor will get a real chance to earn real money for you. For your convenience, we have prepared step by step instructions on how to successfully register and fill in your personal data to join the Automated Trading Championship 2012.
From June 4, 2012, you can register to participate in the Automated Trading Championship 2012. Less than three months have left till the registration end. Of course, there is some time but not much. We suggest you fulfill all necessary formalities right after reading these instructions and spend remaining time adjusting your trading robot.
To participate in the Automated Trading Championship 2012, you should consistently pass a few simple steps.
Filling personal data
It's all easy enough, as you can see. So, let's start from the beginning.
First of all, you need to register. This procedure is standard and easy enough. Choose your login, password and specify your email for confirmation. Created account will not only let you participate in the Championship, but also show you all the possibilities of MQL5.community services.
Choose the most convenient way to log on and proceed to the next step.
It's all very simple. After you have logged on the Championship website, click Confirm participation.
After that, your MQL5.community account will be included in the list of candidates for participation in the Automated Trading Championship 2012. Now, let's move to the next step.
After confirming participation, you will be immediately asked to fill in your personal data. We ask you to specify the following data:
Postal ZIP code
Exact home or registration address (business address is not accepted). Do not forget to specify a house and apartments number (if available)
Phone. The Championship Organizers can contact you via the specified phone number to solve appearing issues, as well as in case of your victory
The details of your passport or driving license or any other document or any other identifying document
Do not worry - the information you enter on this page will be available only to the Jury, Sponsors and Organizers. We guarantee its confidentiality.
All fields must be filled in. Please be attentive providing your information at this step. If you violate this requirement, you will lose the possibility to fight for the competition prizes.
Since the Championship is open to anyone from all over the world, please note that all fields with personal data must be filled in English. The correctly filled information is a prerequisite for a chance to get the monetary prizes in the Championship. According to the Rules, in case you win, you will need to send photocopies of your identity documents to the Organizer by fax or email within 7 working days after the announcement of the winners.
You can get back to this stage at any time. To do this, enter your profile (use the profile link in the upper right corner), or click on Your details link or Submit Personal Details button. The Private section opens by default.
After you have filled in you personal data, go to Files. Here you need to upload all the files required for the operation of your trading robot, specify its name and provide a brief description. In addition, you must specify the chart and timeframe, on which your competing Expert Advisor will be launched.
You can edit, delete and re-upload any of the above files up to the very end of the Registration. Also, when registering each Participant is given an account number, passwords (master and investor) and the address of the server. Using these data, you can test your Expert Advisor taking into account the trading conditions and restrictions accepted in the Automated Trading Championship 2012, which are described in the Rules.
If you forget to add something or change a file to the end of the Registration on September 21, 2012, you will not be able to do anything after this date. No exceptions will be made.
You have successfully completed all previous stages. But that does not mean yet that your Expert Advisor will surely participate in the competition. Take a look at ATC 2012 main page. As you can see, two more conditions must be fulfilled: your personal data must be checked manually, while your Expert Advisor files must pass automatic verification. After some time, a moderator will check your personal data.
If a moderator has any questions concerning your personal data or your Expert Advisor files operation, you will be contacted via Discussion section of your profile. This section allows you to correspond with the moderators and view the technical reports on the pre-testing of Expert Advisors. Do not forget to visit this section: it is possible that your Expert Advisor does not meet the Rules and you will have to fix it.
The sooner you fill in all necessary data and send your Expert Advisor, the more time you will have to fix possible errors. Please do not hold off until the last moment. As soon as all requirements are fulfilled, your Expert Advisor will be allowed to enter the competition.
As you can see, it is not so difficult to participate in the Automated Trading Championship 2012. All you need to do is develop an interesting trading strategy and implement it in MQL5 language properly.
We would like to remind about the rules violations once again. The number of the Championship Participants will be substantially smaller than the number of persons registered. All Expert Advisors must meet the technical requirements described in the Rules of the Automated Trading Championship 2012.
The experience of the previous Championships clearly shows that there is a great number of people willing to cheat. Here are the most common violations, which lead to the disqualification of the EA authors:
Different Participants using the same Expert Advisor;
Different Participants using the same Expert Advisor with different parameters;
Different Participants using the same Expert Advisor with minor cosmetic changes;
Participants using Expert Advisors written by other developers;
Registration of one's relatives and/or friends;
Providing false registration information;
Registration using anonymous proxy servers.
Such violations would entail unambiguous disqualification of suspected Participants. There will be no discussions or private investigations of any case of disqualification. In past years, many Participants ignored these rules, believing themselves smarter than others, for which hundreds of registered Participants missed their chance to participate. Be wise and avoid such mistakes.
Any Participant admitted to the competition may be disqualified by reason of a fundamental change in the work of his Expert Advisor during the Championship.
Each Expert Advisor must perform at least 5 conscious trades (i.e., independently open and close each position) for the entire period of the Championship. The Buy & Hold strategies are unacceptable.
If an Expert Advisor is taking significant CPU resources to the detriment of the work of other Expert Advisors, this fact will also lead to disqualification. Qualification of Participants must satisfy the rules of resource efficient code writing.
The Automated Trading Championship is a competition of the traders who know how to trade in financial markets and are able to create a trading robot. Therefore, every participant should have the knowledge of the subject and be able to answer any question on the automated trading. Any suspicion of the substitution of a Participant may result in disqualification.
Please be careful and stick to the Rules. Welcome to the Championship!
The Automated Trading Championship 2012 in Brief
The autumn is coming and the new battle of trading robots is near at hand already. That is the sixth Automated Trading Championship and many of you are already familiar with it. But this time we expect that the ranks of participants will be considerably replenished by the newcomers ready to show their skills in programming of trading strategies. The popularity of MetaTrader 5 and MQL5 is growing steadily and MQL5.community gradually turns into a huge social network of thousands of traders around the world.
Automatic tests of the Expert Advisors submitted by prospective Participants of the Automated Trading Championship 2012 will start soon. It is about time to tell you how to prepare for the Championship and how it will be held in details. We believe that virtually anyone who reads this article will not miss this exciting event.
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