News and announcements
IMC will be ON-LINE
We were hoping that IMC could return to
in Bulgaria in Blagoevgrad and it could be held in the
traditional way. But, due to the uncertaninity in the pandemic
situation and the various travel restrictions and quarantine
regulations, the Organizers decided to hold the upcoming IMC
We hope that we can meet in person next year
so that next year's competition in 2022 will a residential
competition and a condition of participation is that all
participating students stay in the Hall of Residence provided
by the organisers.
registered before 15 May, have to register again.
Every participating university enters several
Students and one or more Team Leaders. Individual students
without a Team Leader are welcome.
The competition is planned for students
completing their first, second, third or fourth year of
university education with a maximum age of participants being 23
years of age at the time of the competition, although exceptions
can be made. There is no minimum age limit.
Each Team Leader is expected to hold an
academic position in a Faculty of the Institution that they
represent. The Team Leaders have to organize invigilating the
students' work and ensure that their work is fair.
All Team Leaders are
expected to participate in evaluating the student's
Subjects of the contest
Problems are from the fields of Algebra,
Analysis (Real and Complex), Geometry and Combinatorics. The
working language is English.
Selection of the Problems
The problems are chosen by the International Problem Selection
Committee from those received in advance by the President of the
Jury, Professor John Jayne.
The students' work is evaluated by Team Leaders and other
Professors and Assistant Professors using criteria provided by
Although this is an individual event, the
Universities traditionally divide their participants into groups
of four each. The number of students in the teams is, however,
not fixed. Each Team's result will be computed as the sum of the
three best students and the average of the team.
IMC Ethics Committee
The Ethics Committee watches and guides he
participants and help them keep fair and honest. The chairman of
the Committee is
Ivan the Confessor.
Please don't leave registration to the last
moment. Each student has to enter his Team Leader, in order to
declare that they belong to that team. The Team Leader also
has to enter their team members' e-mail addresses. In both
cases, the address must be typed precisely. We have seen
several difficulties caused by using multiple e-mail
addresses, mixing lower and upper case letters or putting
spaces in e-mail addresses. We try to correct errors. If you
have any difficulty, please contact the organizers.
The registration fee is 25 GBP (British
Pounds) for students who belong to a team, so both the student
and their team leader must declare that the student belongs to
the team. In all other cases the student is considered
"teamless" and their fee is 50 GBP (British Pounds). There is
no fee for Team Leaders.
The deadline for
paying the registration fee is 30 July. From 31
July, registration will be closed and all students who did
not pay, and all leaders who are not leaders or deputy
leaders of a team, will be deleted.