Better reproducibility of networking research results is currently a major goal that the academic community is striving towards. This position paper makes the case that improving the extent and pervasiveness of reproducible research can be greatly fostered by organizing a yearly international contest. We argue that holding a contest undertaken by a plurality of students will have benefits that are two-fold. First, it will promote hands-on learning of skills that are helpful in producing artifacts at the replicable-research level. Second, it will advance the best practices regarding environments, testbeds, and tools that will aid the tasks of reproducibility evaluation committees by and large.
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Acknowledgements: We thank our shepherd, Bob Lantz and the reviewers for their feedback. We are thankful to Olivier Bonaventure, Luigi Iannone, David Keyes, Shriram Krishnamurthi, Jennifer Rexford, Robert Ricci, Damien Saucez, Matthias Waehlisch, and Keith Winstein for sharing useful references and giving us suggestions and support for this paper.