The 2019 Problem Solving Competition will be again be held around Pi day. There will be an optional sitting on Saturday, March 16th at the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. In addition to the 2-hour competition, from 10am-12pm, there will also be professional development provided for teachers and a free light lunch.

Schools unable to attend the event at St Lucia should run the competition as usual on Friday, March 15th. You are also welcome to host your own local sitting on Saturday, March 16th.

2018 Results

About the Competition

The annual UQ/QAMT Problem Solving Competition is open to all students of secondary schools in Queensland. The entry fee is only $5 and there are plenty of prizes for the winners! Students enter through their schools.

There are three competition papers, one each for Years 7 and 8, Years 9 and 10, and Years 11 and 12. All of the papers are are two hours long. The papers consist of questions which require an answer but working should also be shown. The problems do not usually require any greater knowledge than that possessed by good students but will need a certain amount of ingenuity and thought for their solution. You will need your own paper (10 sheets should be sufficient). Non-CAS calculators may be used.

Winners will be announced in Term 2. Prizes and certificates will be awarded by the judges.

National Mathematics Summer School

The Year 11 results are taken heavily into consideration in the choice of Queensland students to be offered places in the National Mathematics Summer School, held in Canberra each January.


The Competition is organised by QAMT and the UQ School of Mathematics & Physics.

The Competition is proudly sponsored by

Wolfram Research