The 2024 Problem Solving Competition will be held on Friday, April 26th (to accommodate the change in NAPLAN dates).

Schools will be able to register for the competition through QAMT.

2023 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