We're happy with how the contest is running and the quality of the entries coming in. We made significant changes to the contest early in the summer, some tweaks in late summer, and we don't see the need for any changes this month. No change in the rules this month.
Our favorite update was the decision last month to pay contest winners every month that they make money. (I've never seen Fawce happy to sign a check before!) Quantopian is built for quants, and it's a pleasure to see quants rewarded for their effort and insights.
So, to recap:
- Deadline to enter is market open on November 2nd, 9:30AM EST
- Contest ends 6 months later, with prize awarded on May 2nd 2016.
- General description of the contest on https://www.quantopian.com/open
- Full rules are here
Finally, if you haven't seen the contest leaderboard recently, you should check out the revised layout. I think it sets out the various ongoing contests more clearly than the old version.