Nordic Mathematical Contest

Regulations for the Nordic Mathematical Contest

  1. The competition is open to all Nordic countries, i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
  2. One of the countries will be responsible for the competition and is hereafter called the host country. Each participating country appoints a national committee which is responsible for the accomplishment of the competition in its own country.
  3. The competition will take place on a date fixed by the host country. The host country decides on necessary deadlines connected with the arrangement of the competition.
  4. Each country may enter up to 20 competitors. Each competitor should be enrolled in an upper school (gymnasium) at the time of the competition. There is no age limit.
  5. The competition consists of four problems to be solved individually during four hours.
  6. The problems can be selected from any branch of mathematics suitable for upper school students. This may mean olympiad type problems, that is problems on number theory, geometry, algebra, combinatorics and inequalities, as well as problems from calculus and elementary probability theory.
  7. Each participating country, including the host country, proposes three to five problems to the host country. The host country selects the competition problems from the proposed problems and distributes the problems in time to the participating countries so that they can be translated into the languages of the competitors.
  8. Within each country, the competition should be held at the same time. The time is fixed by the national committee.
  9. The national committee performs the preliminary grading of the competitors' papers. The grading is coordinated and the final outcome decided by the host country.
  10. All participants will get a diploma stating their place and score. There will be no other prices.
  11. The results will be announced simultaneously in all participating countries.

Last modified: Tue Dec 3 10:10:09 MET 1996