Essay Prizes for Maths

THE NATIONAL CIPHER CHALLENGE

A nationwide, online codebreaking competition aimed at sixth form students of mathematics and computer science. Entrants can take part alone or in teams of any size.

SENIOR MATHEMATICAL CHALLENGE

For students in Year 13 or below, this competition is aimed at schools and colleges based in the UK. All entries must be made by recognised institutions, not individual students or their parents.

THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS - ANNUAL ESSAY

Secondary school students are invited explore a question in an article (maximum 1500 words), a short video (maximum ten minutes) or a multi-media project (maximum ten minutes). Open to all young people aged 11 to 15 and 16 to 19.

 

SINGAPORE MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION

Exploring a different theme every year, each essay can be written by individual or a team of no more than 3 members from the same school. The length of the essay should be about 1000 words and each entry should include an abstract of not more than 100 words. There is a registration fee of $5 per entry.

MATHSBOMBE

Aimed at students up to Year 13, the competition requires a team of at most 4 members. Every two weeks a new puzzle set is released. Each puzzle set contains two mathematical puzzles to solve. Points can be earned by solving each puzzle and submitting your answer. 

The Dukes Education Essay Prize

The Dukes Education Essay Prize is a nationwide scheme that encourages academic exploration, creativity, and lateral thinking in students in Yrs 11-12. Inspired by the famous past entrance exam for fellows at All Souls College, Oxford, students write an essay in response to a one-word title.