I know that as a student, it can be hard to be aware of all the various competitions or science fairs that are happening, especially over a wider geographical region. I think we should help each other out, and be aware of various events that could be interesting. By keeping others in the loop about such events, we can all benefit from the greater exposure.

In the comments below, I have listed some geographical regions (International, US, India, Asia, Brazil, UK) If there are events in those regions that you think others may be interested in, please add them as a comment to the relevant region. If you do not see your region, feel free to start a comment, and then add on the events underneath it.

If you find this useful, let us know and we'd create quarterly (or even monthly) updates for your easy reference. For now, let's keep it to the end of 2013, to increase the relevance to others.

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TopNewestBrazil

Let me know if there is a need to break it up into smaller regions.

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I think not Be Needed That!

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India

Let me know if there is a need to break it up into smaller regions.

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Kishor Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna(KVPY) for standard XI,XII and BSc students. Am preparing for it..Wish me all the best. :-D. www.kvpy.org.in

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It is only for those who are currently studying a an institution/school/college. Any competition for those who are studying at home?

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All the best!!! Well. How many scholarships?

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RMO!

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National Science Talent Search Examination (NSTSE) and Unified International English Olympiad (UIEO) conducted by Unified Council. National Cyber Olympiad (NCO), National Science Olympiad (NSO), International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and International English Olympiad (IEO) conducted by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). International Informatics Olympiad (iio), International Olympiad of Mathematics (iOM), International Olympiad of Science (iOS) and International Olympiad of English Language (iOEL) conducted by Silverzone. All India Maths Science Talent Search Exam (MSTSE) and Maths Talent Search Exam (MTSE). There are many more online quizzes such as that of LearnNext and quizmaster Derek O' Brien's Challenges on Facebook and Twitter.

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Latest NTSE is coming for 10th students. Gear up, pull up your socks, go!

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There's RMO (Regional Mathematics Olympiad)....anyone from class 9 to 12 can apply......and class 8 is exceptional.....Registrations have already started...and it is conducted on December 1st but in case of Mumbai province....there is a pre-RMO....so they cannot register now for the exam..(sorry for not explaining that clearly).And there are: National Science Olympiad (15th and 28th November 2013), International Mathematics Olympiad (5TH and 19th December), National Computer Olympaid ( 4th Oct)hurry up, Indian English Olympaid (16th and 30th Jan 2014). These are the ones we should mainly prefer....

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i am from gorakhpur i want 2 participate for rmo how 2 do it

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There are many like RMO, SOF Olympiads(for School Students), NTSE(National Talent Search Examination), NSEJS.... and many more

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There might be many coaching institutions in Delhi for these competitions.

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Is there any competition for +2 (12th Grade) pass students?

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KVPY is but unfortunately its for BSc students. Are you a 12th pass guy?

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INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR SCIENCE OLYMPIAD (IJSO)

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it's only in the city of Pune

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NTSE,RMO,KVPY,NSTSE,NMTC,IIT JEE (MAIN+ADVANCE) ,IJSO,PHYSIC OLYMPIAD,CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD,BIOLOGY OLYMPIAD,ASTRONOMY OLYMPIAD AND QUANTA(http://www.cmseducation.org/quanta/index.htm)

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Are there any tests for admission to college which doesn't involve Chemistry?

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you can try BSc. in a specialised research field..!

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well there are many entrance exams for instituitions which serve as competatives as well l...like ResoVista, FTRE, etc.

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Zonal informatics olympiad

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A star india youth scholarship Bournvita quiz contest Reso start CP star IPhO IBO IMO IJSO ANCQ RMO NSTSE NTSE

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United States

Let me know if you feel that there is a need to break up into East / West / Central, esp if the list gets long.

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HMMT, ARML, PUMaC, CHMMC, Mandelbrot, Purple Comet, SMT, etc..

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USAMTS (USA Mathematical Talent Search) - a proof-based competition broken up into three rounds of five problems each. Students are given at least a month to work on the problems and write up solutions. Prizes like textbooks and Mathematica licenses are offered to those who score above a certain threshold. In addition, a sufficiently high score can qualify the student for AIME, although normal qualification through the AMC 10 is

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Yea, if you score high enough on USAMTS to qualify for AIME, then there is no reason that you couldn't qualify for the AIME through AMC unless you had a spectacularly bad day. Even if you are worse at timed competitions than otherwise, the disparity in difficulty between the two competitions is so great that I can't imagine it happening.

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Cool I actually didn't know you could qualify for AIME through USAMTS :D

<color=blue>hi MSTang lol<color>

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Science Bowl is a nation-wide competition like quiz bowl or jeopardy where four teammates (with an alternate if desired) compete against another team of four players. A moderator reads various questions from the categories Life Science, Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, Energy, Mathematics, and General Science (MS topics) or Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, Energy, Mathematics, and General Science (HS topics). There are two categories of questions: Toss Up and Bonus. Toss Up questions are read, and if any team member on your team gets the toss up question correct, their team only will have a chance to answer the bonus question for that corresponding toss up question. Toss up questions are worth less than bonus questions. The moderator will also read the answer form, multiple choice or short answer. Each of these response types will have different rules regarding accepting correct answers. Team members are not allowed to communicate at any time during the round except during a bonus question. The captain and captain only answers the bonus questions. Any school can join as long as you register with your regional coordinator. Students are limited to 3 years of MS Science Bowl and 4 years of HS Science Bowl. A regional competition will be hosted in your school's vicinity, and the coordinator will probably notify you well ahead of time. The top team at each regional competition will get to go to an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. for a 5 day, 4 night national competition.

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Hey crasty,

Yeah I like Science Bowl.

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Science Bowl is in fact awesome. It's like Quizbowl / academic challenge, except more catered to STEM topics.

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Math Madness is also a competition hosted by AMC (thought it has already started, I believe). It is for high schools and some talented middle schools. Here is an AoPS topic about it.

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PClassic - algorithmic programming competition held at UPenn PicoCTF - computer security/hacking event held online for high school students in the USA

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Other than the fact that most regions have their ARML (http://www.arml.com) tryouts by the end of the year or at the latest January, people in the Chicago region may be interested in submitting a project to the QED Math Symposium (http://qed.wpcp.org/). It is like a Science Fair but focuses on math projects. Anyone can join and there are prizes for every participant! The website has not been updated in a while but word on the street is that projects will be due around the end of November. Keep an eye on the website for more details, which should be coming soon.

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The AMC 8 is also before the end of the year. Simple 25-question multiple choice test; no penalty for guessing. Last year MathPath was giving out scholarships to people with perfect scores on this (I got one that I declined myself).

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Asia

Let me know if there is a need to break it up into individual countries.

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Vietnam Math Olympiad VMO upcoming in about 4 months

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BdMO's around December-January, but I can't say for sure that it'll fall in 2013 this time.

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SEAMC (South East Asian Math Competition) and NEAMC (North East Asian Math Competition)

for 2014 SEAMC will be hosted in Vietnam and NEAMC will be hosted in Nanjing

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APMO (Asia Pacific Math Olympiad)

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Norway

The first round of the Abel competition is at 6th of November, http://abelkonkurransen.no/en/calendar/

Also, there is the Norwegian programming championship (for teams up to 3) on the 5th of October.

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Any international competitions (with less registration fees, if possible) in which students of any nation can participate?

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Is this 'Asia' including 'Pakistan' as well? If not then why not?

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You can participate in NMO (check sms.edu.pk) with problems very similar to the ones seen over here. Unfortunately the last date for registration was September 25, 2013. If you've missed this one then by all mean take part in NMTC (http://win.nstc.edu.pk/NSTC/registration10.asp). Both of these competitions select team to be selected for the international maths olympiad. The earlier you know about them the better.

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I can't find link to this second website, it's outdated....

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BIOM-brilliant international olympiad for mathematics

Edit: This is hosted by brilliantzone.org, which is not affiliated with Brilliant.org.

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i think this edit is mahe by briilllaintstaf

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Is is true?

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yes its true visit here brilliantzone.org

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Canada

Would canada be kinda like the USA? Do they use the same competitions, or is it restricted?

I live 40 minutes from the border...

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Also, most USA competition are provided in Canada as well. Just have to find a location that provides it

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I'm not sure, though I'd guess that they will have different competitions. I'd convert your comment into a starter tag for Canada.

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Some contests coming up soon:

Canadian National Math League: starts Oct 5. and continues every month

Canadian Intermediate/Senior Mathematics Competition (hosted by CEMC): Nov. 21, 2013

Canadian Open Mathematics Competition: Nov. 6

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Where can one find the Cdn National Math League? I've never heard of it, nor can I find useful information online.

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If your school doesn't provide it for your grade level (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, high school), try contacting another school.

List of schools enrolled: http://old.mathleague.com/reglist/REGCN.HTM

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Karnataka maths Olympiad in November 2013

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where is the india section, can anybody tell me?

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Indore (Madhya Pradesh), India

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i want rmo utar pradesh form

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C.B.S.E Mathematics olympiad on December 1,2013

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all of the above are major exams but you all forgot to mention Homi Bhaha Balvaidnyanik Spardha..for 9th and 6th students..and ofcourse MTSE for maharashtra students and similar exams for other states.

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Yea IMO, NSO(by private company), Resofast, NTSE.

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UK

Let me know if there is a need to break it up into individual countries.

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There is the Senior Maths Challenge at the start of November which follows on to the BMO1 and 2 before the end of the year. This is the beginning of the selection process for the UK IMO team and is aimed at years 12 and 13 but is open to younger students.

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The British Physics Olympiad round 1 is on 15th November (entries by 6th November) which is the start of the selection process for the UK International Physics Olympiad team.

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There is the Hans Wyoda competition, though that may only be a few schools. There is also the Weizmann safe cracking competition.

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Where do we post the rest of Europe?

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Australia

And New Zealand too?

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As I said, "If you do not see your region, feel free to start a comment, and then add on the events underneath it."

I've converted your comment to be the base for Australia. Add on events that you know about!

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Check this out.

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Philippines

The Philippine Mathematical Olympiad, Metrobank MTAP Math Challenge. I'll join these two. I don't know what are the other competitions. :-)

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hey. Why is my comment has vote down??? :-( is there something wrong with my comment?

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There's also IMPACT: Inter-High Math and Physics Competition on November (to be held in UP Diliman). :)

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And the UP Math Wizard of course. Always held on the Saturday closest to Feb 14. For college students only though.

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nice idea

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International (with or without physical boundaries)

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Proofathon is a new proof-based online math Olympiad open to any and all participants. As it is designed as an introduction to proof based mathematical competition, problems range in difficulty from very easy to near IMO level over a variety of mathematical topics. The first upcoming competition will be centered around number theory and will take place October 25-26. You can visit the website or the Facebook page.

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WMTC(World Mathematics Team Championship) in Beijing,China 27/11 - 2/12

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Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List

ofmathematics_competitionshttp://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/index.php/List

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The Hungarian website Kömal runs maths, physics and informatics competitions from September to May year with new problems posted monthly.

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The International Physics Online Olympiad (IPhOO) is an initiative similar to that of the OMO, NIMO, and Proofathon, except it is the very first such

physicscompetition. Our website has basic information about who we are and what we do. Our Facebook Page is currently running a competition where we post problems 2-3 times per week and people who answer questions get points. The first to 100 points gets a free IPhOO T-shirt.Our very first contest was a huge success and many people who participated found out about us at Brilliant, since I talk a little bit about the IPhOO here.

Contests 2 and 3 have already been scheduled and those who register on our website get updates about Contests. The contest is free for all and quite frequently held. So if you like Physics and don't see enough online to do, the IPhOO is for you.

And, yes, don't forget to like us on our Facebook page to get updates, problems, prizes, and more!

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Why so many dislike?

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NIMO: http://internetolympiad.org/

OMO: http://internetolympiad.org/pages/11-omo

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CSAW CTF - computer security/hacking event held online for anybody in the world. Just like PicoCTF mentioned in the USA thread, it does require problem-solving. However, the problem-solving strategies are different from those used in math or physics competitions, so it's interesting to participate in.

TopCoder/Codeforces - online algorithmic programming competitions held once every one/two weeks

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Pakistan too...

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Ahm, the (PMO) Philippine Mathematical Olympiad this coming October 12 and MTAP DepEd Math Challenge Competion this November :)....

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Calvin, you said you have listed Brazil, but I can`t find it. Did you forget it or I just haven't found it? haha

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Sorry about that. I was meaning to but forgot about it. I've just added it in. Please add on the competitions that you are aware of. Thanks!

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Calvin sir- can u please tell me how to prepare for International Mathematics Olympiad ( IMO ).

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why there is so much vote down

what wrong does he ask????

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Possibly because this is unrelated to the topic of the discussion

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Dude math olympiad tests your understanding of your basic math skills. So keep solving various problems in various methods and formulate new problems yourself. Other than solving problems, start thinking math in every posible scenario. Brilliant is a beautiful platform for this. Explore various approaches people use here to solve problems.

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