Prizes and Awards

The prizes and awards worth a total of 700 USD which includes cash prizes of 600 USD: All participants (regardless of the results) receive participation certificates to honour their efforts. In the final round participants receive either a Bronze, Silver or Gold Honour, depending on the performance. The best students can achieve the 1. prize, 2. prize, and 3. prize as well as special awards for the best students from each region:

 1. Prize, Junior 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
 2. Prize, Junior 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
 3. Prize, Junior 50 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate
 1. Prize, Youth 150 USD Cash Prize, Special 1. Prize Certificate
 2. Prize, Youth 100 USD Cash Prize, Special 2. Prize Certificate
 3. Prize, Youth 50 USD Cash Prize, Special 3. Prize Certificate
National Awards Special National Award Certificate (best participant from each country)
All Finalists Bronze Honour, Silver Honour or Gold Honour
All Pre-Finalists Official Participation Certificate
All Participants Official Participation Certificate
+ Special Honour for digital Submission

What is the "Special Honour for digital Submission"?: All participants that use professional computer programs (e.g. TeX) to write down their solutions receive a special honorary note on their certificates, since this skill is important for the future career of all students.

National Awards

Since the International Youth Math Challenge is an international competition with participations from various countries, we honour the best participants from each participating nation with a special national award certificate.

Awards for Ambassadors

Each year, special awards are given to the most active and responsible ambassadors to honour their excellent performance. The IYMC coordinators use the information about the number of participants that you encouraged as well as your documented activities to honour following awards:

Awards for Schools

We understand the crucial role of teachers and schools for mathematical education. Because of that, we award three school awards to honor the efforts of the teachers and the school (the awards are not connected to cash prize):
How do schools participate to win the awards? Schools participate automatically if a student registers with the school name. Please make sure that all of your students write the school name correctly and in the same way! Also, we highly recommend that teachers of the school register at IYMC.

Further Achievements

Participating in international competitions is important for the personal development of students and it is a great achievement for your career. Furthermore, to participate in IYMC is a unique experience that will bring encouragement and motivation to all youths.

Global IYMC Network
Winners and former participants of IYMC become part of the IYMC network: This network consists of outstanding and talented students from all around the world! It enables you to get in touch with inspiring youths and to connect with students worldwide. If you have successfully participated you will receive all information from us.

The IYMC team organizes meetups in several regions of the world -- all participants are welcomed to attend these. The meetups are announced via email and on the social media channels.

All information about the prizes and awards is available here: Awards Flyer