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Thanks to everyone who entered the contest – here are the winners

Years 7 – 8 Joint First Prizes

Kyra Robinson – Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form – Digit-Frenzy

Thomas Wright – Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form – Board Game

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Penny Seager-Church- Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

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Charlotte Perkins - Woodbridge School and Sixth Form

Years 12 – 13 First Prize

Alvina Wong –  The Sixth Form College Farnborough – Shipmatrix


Win Amazing Prizes

The Brief: Design and create your own unique Board Game.

Make a Video or PowerPoint to show off and explain your game.

Competition Instructions:

You can enter as an individual, or in a team of up to 3 people.

  • Design and create a Board Game which is suitable for your own age group.
  • Make a PowerPoint OR a Video (1-3 minutes) about your game. This is how the judges will get to see your game.
  • In your PowerPoint or Video, explain how your Board Game works. Make it sound appealing to the judges!
  • In your PowerPoint or Video talk about the maths. Ideas include: Strategies for Winning; Probabilities; Calculations you need to make as part of the game etc.
  • A Computer Game will NOT be accepted for this competition, even if you made it yourself.
  • Don’t include any photos or footage of yourself, friends or other people. (Images of your hands are allowed, but images of your face wouldn’t be.)
  • You are allowed to draw and write by hand. You can also use a computer and then print out bits for your game. Either is fine.
  • Make sure that you only submit your own work – no copying text, or video footage.
  • If you use any digital images, make sure they aren’t copyrighted. Look for images that have a ‘Creative Commons License’ and provide a credit/link.
  • If you choose to use music in your video, make sure it is royalty free.
  • You can enter as an individual, or in a team of up to 3 people.
  • Do your best – you could win amazing prizes!

Further Guidance

Make sure you look at the following PowerPoint which has essential information on what the judges will be looking for.

Download a copy of the PowerPoint


There will be three categories for judging:

Years 7 and 8

Years 9, 10 and 11

Years 12 and 13

Please Note: All students in a team must be from the same category

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How to Submit your entry

Option 1: Submitting your entry as a Video – You will first need to upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video. Then complete the entry form below.

Here is guidance on creating Unlisted YouTube Videos:

Option 2: Submitting your entry as a PowerPoint – complete the entry form below and upload your file when asked.

Most pupils submit via their teacher, but you can also enter as an individual.

Closing dare 26th June 2024

The contest has now closed.


Video / Powerpoint 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 one ‘Highly Commended’ certificate awarded in each age group.
  6. Entries can be submitted via the relevant mechanisms on the website.
  7. Videos must be posted as unlisted on YouTube.
  8. The video must be solely the original work and the property of the entrant.
  9. Any video or Powerpoint 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 website in July 2024. Individual winners will be notified by the promoters before the end of July 2024.
  13. By entering, participants agree to grant IMA MathsCareers free of charge the right to use the video or slides 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 26th June 2024. 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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