Mathematical Association of Tasmania

PO Box 5096

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M. L. Urquhart Mathematics Competition

The M. L. Urquhart Mathematics Competition is an annual problem solving competition for Tasmanian students in Years 11 and 12. This Competition is the most mathematically demanding of competitions conducted by the Association. Students have three hours in which to attempt five questions. The winner of the Competition receives the Urquhart Medal, a framed certificate and prize money. Certificates and prize money are also awarded to students deserving of an Honourable Mention.

In 2020, the M. L. Urquhart Mathematics Competition will take place on September 23rd. Registrations will open in Term Two 2019 and are restricted to up to three students per college. It is free to enter the M. L. Urquhart Mathematics Competition. The registration link will be mailed to Colleges by the beginning of Term Two.

For more information, please contact MAT President Brett Stephenson (

Competition information, including competition papers, will be distributed by Mrs. Kathy Bunton. Please contact her via email at with any queries regarding the competition paper.


M. L. Urquhart

The competition is named in honour of the late M. L. (Mac) Urquhart, Foundation Chairman of MAT and former Reader in Mathematics at the University of Tasmania.