We recently gained more clarity on geographical restrictions around transferring money to international participants. In particular, we will be unable to transfer money into the following countries:
- North Korea
This is either due to rules in the US limiting the transfer of money into these countries or rules in these countries making it difficult to transfer money into them from US nonprofits (notably, this is why India is on the list). These restrictions apply to prizes and to compute credit grants.Important Details
- Individuals living in the above countries are still allowed to participate in the competition and may receive non-monetary awards for winning submissions (co-authorship and an invitation to present at the workshop). We simply cannot transfer money into these countries.
- If individuals with citizenship in these countries live and have bank accounts outside of these countries, then we can transfer money into those bank accounts.
- If a team consists of individuals living in the above countries and individuals living in other countries, then we will still be able to transfer prize money to the team members who live and have bank accounts outside of the above countries. Team members may then distribute the prize money among themselves.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will answer them to the best of our ability.
All the best,
Mantas (TDC co-organizer)