International Youth Math Challenge

Deadline: 11 October 2020
Open to: Junior/Youth
Awards: 700 USD total


The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity: “Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.” Galileo. Indeed, mathematics is essential for the understanding of the world, scientific achievements, and progress, and for engineering and prosperity in our society.


In order to be eligible to participate in IYMC you have to be at least 10 years old and you have to be a student (high school or university). There are no other restrictions and students from all grades and all countries are invited to participate! There are two age categories:

• Junior, under 18: Age from 10 to 17 years.
• Youth, over 18: Age from 18 years.


The prizes and awards worth a total of 700 USD which includes cash prizes of 600 USD: All participants (regardless of the results) receive participation certificates to honour their efforts. In the final round participants receive either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Honour, depending on the performance. The best students can achieve the 1. prize, 2. prize, and 3. prize as well as special awards for the best students from each region:

How to apply?

To qualify for the pre-final round you have to solve at least three (under 18 years) to four (over 18 years) of the five problems correctly. The math problems vary in topic, difficulty, and subject. The problems range from geometry to number theory to make sure that everyone finds interesting problems to work out! This competition will sharpen your mind and prove your math skills!

For more information, please visit the official web page.