The contest is closed for the current year, but will re-open in September 2024.


Are you a high school student who wants to share your love of math with the world?
Enter this worldwide contest!

MoMath is pleased to present the Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication.

Cash prizes will be awarded for compelling math communication projects, and award-winning projects will be posted online.

Projects will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Art
  • Audio
  • Performance
  • Social media
  • Video
  • Writing

Examples include: podcasts, articles, school newspaper columns, art exhibits, YouTube videos, websites, Instagram accounts, songs, plays, and any other mode of public communication.

Projects will be judged based on:

  • Content
  • Creativity
  • Communication

Projects should appeal to a general audience and should illuminate something about mathematics, such as a concept explained or illustrated well, or an insight about mathematics or about the human experience of mathematics.  Showing is better than telling; aha moments or novel ways of communicating concepts are encouraged.  The emphasis is on skillful, engaging communication that will draw the audience in and leave them feeling enriched.  Descriptions of community outreach projects are not recommended, although work done as part of a community outreach project may be submitted if appropriately falling within one of the stated categories.  Research papers are unlikely to be selected for an award unless they fully meet the contest criteria.

In addition to submissions by individuals, a pair of students or a small team may collectively submit a project as long as each student is currently enrolled in high school and was between 15 and 18 years of age on September 1, 2024.  Any prize money would be shared among all teammates.

The contest is closed for the current year, but will re-open in September 2024.


Congratulations to the 2024 winners!

Please email questions to

Note: Applicants must be high school students 15 to 18 years of age on September 1, 2024.

Congratulations also to the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 winners!