# We are accepting problem proposals

*Published on*18 October 2019

Each year, we hold a two-round Individual Competition and a Team Competition. Running each of these rounds would not be possible without original problems. We thus kindly ask for problem proposals from researchers and faculty members. The type of problems we are looking for are problems that:

- can be stated and solved using knowledge that is covered within or before the first year of a mathematics undergraduate degree,
- require not just application of knowledge but clever or creative thinking to solve,
- and is known only to you and perhaps a few colleagues, not by students.

Excepting the third criterion above, the Mutilated Chessboard Problem would a good example of such a problem. Additionally, the Putnam Competition and many Mathematical Olympiads use problems that are very similar to the type we are looking for.

To find out more or to propose a problem, please visit the problem proposals page.