All teams participating in the EMIC or IWYMIC will be spread out into
six groups. The team distribution is as follows:
- Key Stage II
- 12 teams in each group
- Key Stage III
- 14 teams in each group
For team leaders to have more time to translate the contest problem, we
will no longer adopt the drawing of colored balls during the team leader
meeting. Instead, we will implement the new computer software, the
"automated" group distribution designed by Prof. Peter Zheng of
Guangzhou University. This major change is to prevent any team from the
same country to be assigned in the same group.
- Team Leaders must avoid using the exact proposed problems
submitted to the organizers to train their students who will
participate in the competition.
- The proposed problems submitted to the organizer must not be
copied nor taken from previous problems used in any other existing
- The local organizer have agreed to allow interested parents or
accompanying persons to register as official delegates in order they
can attend or participate in all TAIMC 2012 activities. In this
manner, the TAIMC 2012 is of great help to boost the country's tourism
The impact of the global economic crisis and the
unprecedented increase of delegates from other countries wanting to
attend the IMC are some difficult factors that contribute to the
inability of the organizer to provide free transportation service to
delegates NOT officially registered or to reduce the cost charged to
additional delegates. Therefore, starting this year the local
organizer and the Executive Board will no longer provide any
information or services to persons preferring not to make themselves
officially registered delegates. They will not be entitled to receive
privileges or opportunities such as attending any IMC activity.
- To uphold the integrity and independence of the IMC and for it
to run more smoothly in the future with no individual or establishment
trying to exploit it for purpose of financial gain or whatsoever, the
Executive Board sets the following provisions to institutionalize the
procedure in accepting of participants. The organizer will accept the
participants from each country through this level of priority:
- 1st - Nomination made by the government agency
- 2nd - Team/s formed or endorsed by reputable
non-governmental or non-profit organization
- 3rd - Team/s formed or endorsed by reputable private
institutions or commercial agencies
- Interested students who wish to participate in any math
competition under the supervision of IMC Executive Board must first
pass the Section Exam. We strictly discourage any
individual using monetary matter in order to secure a seat for
joining the competition, once it is discovered by the Executive
Board, the said country or the organization will no longer be invited
to join future competition.
- Each year, the IMC will be conducted on any days within the
20th - 30th of July. Having in mind the possible contest dates will
help team leaders plan ahead the selection of participants. Therefore,
we request each country to come up with a set of criteria for the
selection of participants to join the IMC. Likewise, all the data
needed by the Local Organizer must be submitted before the deadline to
avoid any inconvenience on the part of Local Organizer.
- Due to global economic crisis, all the participating countries
must understand that the organizers hosting international mathematics
competition needs to have a huge budget requirement to sustain it. In
order not to burden the host country with additional expenses, each
participating country must strictly adhere to the rules and
regulations set by the organizer regarding the allowable maximum
number of teams to be sent. As of this date, the Executive Board
allows a country to send at most four teams in each contest (that is,
4 in the primary and another 4 in the junior high school). If a
participating country sends more than four teams it must take charge
of the expenses for hotel/dormitory accommodation, meals and all other
expenses for the additional team.
- The executive committee have appointed the following persons
as the coordinator to take charge of inviting teams from their
Prof. Ross McQueen–Australia, AHM Ameerul
Ahsan–Bangladesh, Ministry of Education–Brunei, Mr.
Dimitar Dimitrov–Bulgaria, Prof. Andy Liu–Canada, Prof.
Zhu Huawei–China, Dr. Gregory Makrides–Cyprus, Prof. Cheng
Chun Chor Litwin–Hong Kong, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi–India,
Ministry of Education–Indonesia, Prof. Ali Rejli–Iran, Dr.
Kazuaki Kobayashi–Japan, Mr. Park Hang Yaung–Korea, Bureau
of Youth and Education–Macau, Ministry of
Education–Malaysia, Prof. Fernando Campos–Mexico, Mr.
Battsengel Baasanjav–Mongolia, Prof. Tika Ram
Pokhrel–Nepal, Prof. Johan Razenberg–Netherland, Prince
Adedibu Terri–Nigeria, Dr. Simon Chua–Philippines, Prof.
Igor Fedorenko–Russia, Ministry of Education–Singapore,
Miss Kitty Phillips–South Africa, Prof. Wijedasa
Hewavitharana–Sri Lanka, Mr. Wen-Hsien Sun–Taiwan, Dr.
Pramote from Ministry of Education–Thailand, Prof. Bogdan
Rublyov–Ukraine, Ministry of Education–UAE, Mr. Ewa
Garg–USA, Mr. Le Thi Oanh–Vietnam, Prof. Lorraine
- Effective next year, the host country organizing the EMIC and
IWYMIC will prioritize and accept the participating teams recommended
by the education agency or non-profit organization of its respective
In case, a country expresses its interest to
participate the competition in excess of the allotted slots given to
them, a written elimination exam must be conducted and given by the
third party of that particular country duly recognized by the
Executive Board of International Mathematics Competition, so that
qualified contestants will be selected.
- Due to the fact that there are more and more countries express
their willingness to host the IMC in the future and for the future
host country will have enough time to prepare, we would request those
interested countries to apply or show us their intention two years in
advance. We will give an allowance to those countries that would
intend to host IMC in the next two years a ten-minute presentation
during the first team leader meeting. And during the second team
leader meeting, the interested host country must answer all inquiries
from any team leaders of other countries. All team leaders present in
the meeting will deliberate whatever concerns prior to make a final
decision and before deciding the host country for IMC 2013.
The Future Development
- In order for this competition to grow bigger as an annual
event, it is important to increase the participation of more countries
and at same time reduce the pressure of financial responsibility of
the host country. Therefore, we consider enhancing income and cutting
- Income Generating Proposal:
- Writing and editing the contest problems and training
materials, translating them into different languages and eventually
publishing them so that royalty may be collected
- Conducting domestic and international training camp or summer
math camp The income generated from the aforesaid undertakings will
be used to subsidize the competition. We consider continuing not to
collect the registration fee from the participating countries within
these three years. After the third year, if the impact of the global
economic in the host country slows down or is mitigated, then free
registration policy may be sustained. Fund raising from your local
business enterprises may also be done.
- Cost cutting: The following are some suggestions in order to
reduce the financial budget requirement of the host country:
- minimize activities
- add more sightseeing activities at the participants' own
- limit the number of teams of those countries that never
host this event
- Hosting Requirement: Any country interested to host this
event after 2014 will have to give a 10-minute presentation about its
people, culture, and places. The interested prospective host may seek
the team leaders' support from other countries. A poll will be
conducted during the second meeting of team leaders to decide what
country to host the IMC in 2014.
Last Reminders To All Participants
- We hope that all participating delegates are of "Good Moral
character" and will respect the cultural environment of the host
country. In case you find any thing that does not belong to you,
please report and endorse it to the organizers. Do not keep them with
you. Never get things that are not yours to avoid problems with the
organizers and the rest of the participants.
- The development of telecommunication technology of recent day
change from day to day. Hence, any form of cheating either in
Individual Contest or Team Activity Contest by a certain team that
caught by Invigilators or Juries will cause the IMC Executive Board to
prevent that particular team or even their country to participate
future competition organized or supervised by IMC Executive Board.
- In hotel/dormitory, avoid making unnecessary noise. Anybody is
not allowed to wear short pants or sleeping attire while going out of
the bed room.
- During meal time:
- fall in line to get food.
- get only food enough for you. Don't waste food. Pick what
you can eat.
- if you are curious with certain food, just take a little and
taste it first, then decide to go back to get more.
- After meal time: We expect that each participant must be
responsible to fix the area and return the used plates, spoons, forks
and platter at the designated area.
- Try your best to interact and exchange ideas with the
participants from other countries. If there is a third person who is
not from your country during any conversation, then must speak the
international language, not the dialect of your own country.