Now accepting applications for the 2021 contest!

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:

  • Apps or digital interactives
  • 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 be suitable for sharing with a general audience and should inspire an interest in or appreciation of mathematics.  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.

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 is between 15 and 18 years of age on September 1, 2020.  Any prize money would be shared among all teammates.

View submission instructions

Application deadline: April 21, 2021

Please email questions to strogatzprize@momath.org.

Note: Applicants must be high school students 15 to 18 years of age on September 1, 2020.

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!