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In this competition we want you to create an original piece of A4 sized Maths Art. Make it look amazing, and make sure you explain how you did it.

Follow the simple instructions below and you could win an Android tablet.

Maths Art Instructions/Criteria

  • Your Maths Art must be on a flat A4 piece of paper – no sculptures.
  • Your Maths Art must be created by hand – not on a computer.
  • Use whatever tools and materials you like (e.g coloured pencils, paint, scissors and glue) –it’s all ok, as long as you don’t make it using a computer and as long as it sits fairly flat on the paper.
  • You must add a 50-100 word explanation of your methods and how you used maths to make your art. You could hand write this and add it like a label to your Maths Art.
  • Scan or take a photo of your Maths Art. Your entry must be in PDF format.

Poster Guidance

To get you started, we recommend looking at the following PowerPoint to give you an idea of the types of Maths Art which you could create.

Download the slideshow.

We have not included detailed instructions on how to make each type of maths art – you will need to do some research using websites and resources such as YouTube. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Judging

There will be three categories for judging:

Years 7 and 8

Years 9, 10 and 11

Years 12 and 13

The winning piece of Maths Art from students in each category will receive an Android tablet. There will also be five ‘highly commended’ certificates awarded in each group.

All winning and highly commended artworks will be on display on the Maths Careers website.

The contest will close at midnight on 30th July and winners will be announced here in September 2021.

Entry Form

If you are a teacher and wish to submit a large number of entries please contact mathscareers@ima.org.uk

Maximum upload size: 314.57MB

Poster Competition Rules

  1. The promoters of the competition are the sponsors of the Maths Careers website
  2. It is a condition of entry of this competition that all entrants agree to these competition rules. By permitting their children to enter the competition parents and guardians shall be deemed to consent to the entries being submitted on the terms of these competition rules.
  3. The competition is open to entrants between the ages of 11 and 19 who are residents of the United Kingdom.
  4. No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.
  5. There are three entry categories, based upon the ages of the entrants: Years 7 – 8, Years 9 – 11 and Years 12 – 13. One prize will be awarded for the winner of each category and there will be ‘Highly Commended’ certificates awarded in each age group.
  6. Entries can be submitted via the relevant mechanisms on the www.mathscareers.org.uk website.
  7. Posters must be A4 printed size only.
  8. The poster must be solely the original work and the property of the entrant.
  9. Any poster that has won a prize in another competition is not eligible and will be disqualified if entered.
  10. Entrants may submit no more than one entry which must be made in their applicable age category only. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  11. The promoters’ decision on all matters relating to the competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into concerning the judgement, administration or organization of the competition, including any assessment of the eligibility of any entry submitted.
  12. Winners will be announced on the mathscareers.org.uk website in September  2021. Individual winners will be notified by the promoters before the end of August 2021
  13. By entering a poster, participants agree to grant IMA MathsCareers free of charge the right to use the photo in any manner and media, including without limitation, the right to publish, adapt, distribute, copy, display or translate in printed or electronic media even if they are not the winning entries.
  14. It is a condition of entry to the competition that entrants (or the parents or guardians of entrants) irrevocably permit the promoters and their licensees to copy, reproduce and publish entries in connection only with the promotion of and publicity for this competition and the winning entries.
  15. The closing date for entries to the competition is midnight on 30th July 2021. Entries received after that date will not be accepted, displayed or judged.
  16. No responsibility will be accepted by the promoters for entries which are lost, late, corrupted, incomplete, defaced, ineligible or otherwise do not comply with these rules (any of which may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of the promoters).
  17. The prizes are as stated in the competition rules. Prizes are non-refundable and not transferable. No cash alternative will be offered. The promoters reserve the right to substitute the prizes (or any part of them) for prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if that is necessary for reasons beyond their control.
  18. The promoters will not be liable for prizes that do not reach prize winners for reasons beyond the promoters’ reasonable control. If prize winners cannot be traced after reasonable effort the promoters will dispose of prizes as they think fit without liability to prize winners.
  19. The promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition, at any time without prior notice.
  20. This competition is governed by the laws of English and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

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