The competition is open to all registered participants who submit a working Angry Birds game playing program to the organisers by a specified date in advance of the competition. This is intended to test compatibility with the competition framework and the communication protocol. Remote participation is possible, but attendance is encouraged. Each submission must be accompanied by a one page description of the methods and strategies used by the agent and why it is an improvement over the provided sample agent. This information will not be disclosed to other competitors before the competition.