Surprising math user video contest

18 April 2021, 20:32

The ICM 2022 YouTube channel announces a user video contest. Let mathematics enthusiasts worldwide be surprised by your insights and creativity, and win prizes, including a grant to attend the ICM!  Entries of any genre, featuring both research and recreational mathematics are welcome. 

To submit an entry please send a cover letter, a description of your video, and a YouTube link to the video to The YouTube video should have an author, an informative title, and a short description (reproduced in the cover letter). 

Qualified entries will appear in the contest playlist . Prizes will include ICM souvenirs, an invitation to give a contributed talk at the ICM, and the Grand Prix -- a grant to attend the ICM. 

Perhaps some of contest participants will be inspired by upcoming important dates such as May 12 (Maryam Mirzakhani's birthday), May 16, 2021 (200 anniversary of Pafnuty Chebyshev), and of course the Olga Ladyzhenskaya centennial March 7, 2022. 

For an explanation of this illustration, see this video

By entering the contest, the participants grant the ICM organizers the right to post their video on ICM website and social networks, as well as use it in other promotional materials of the congress. All contestants automatically certify that they have the necessary copyright for every component of their video. The number of prizes in each category is not fixed.  Prizes will be awarded by the decision of the Local Organizer Committee on a rolling basis and the winners will be informed by email at the same address as used for submission. The winners must attend the ICM to claim their prizes.  All submissions must include a cover letter (stating the author (s), affiliation, title, and short description), a long description, and a link to YouTube. Please indicate whether the authors have already applied, or are planning to apply for ICM funding, short communication, or a poster talk.