New Member Start Guide

We know you’re excited to enter your first Studio competition, so let’s get you set up! In order to participate, you’ll need to become a TopCoder Studio member. Becoming a member is free and allows you access to areas on the site that are not open to the public.

You’ll also need to complete an Assignment Document. This one-time action allows TopCoder to pay you and allows the customer to have access to your winning design immediately upon paying for it. You never transfer assignment rights to your work unless it wins and you’re paid for it.

Ready to join? Let’s get started!

  1. Go to to register. Be sure to click the Studio box.
  2. Login to Studio and download your Assignment Document from the “My Studio” tab or get a copy below.
  3. Read, sign and return your Assignment Document for processing.

That’s it! Once you’re registered as a Studio member, you can compete in any Studio competition.

Note: You can compete in Studio competitions before you return your Assignment Document, but we will not be able to process any winning placement payments until you’ve returned it. It’s best to take care of this step now, but it’s OK if you can’t get to it yet. You’ll be reminded to return it each time you submit to a contest.

If you have any trouble with the registration process, send an email to We’re happy to help.