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South East Asian Mathematics Competition

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South East Asian Mathematics Competition
GenreMathematics competition
InauguratedMarch 2001
Most recent18 November 2023

The South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) is an annual three-day non-profit mathematics competition for Southeast Asian students at different grade levels. It is a qualifying competition organized by Eunoia Ventures for invitation to the World Mathematics Championships.[1] [2][3]

Teams have participated from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Nepal.[3]

Host venue locations of the SEAMC changes annually.[citation needed] An online version was held due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.[4]


  • The Senior Competition is open to all students in Grade 12 (Year 13) or younger.[2]
  • The Junior Competition is open to all students in Grade 9 (Year 10) or younger.[2]
  • The Secondary Competition is open to all students in Grade 7 (Year 8) or younger during the month of the event and
  • Primary level for Grade 5 (Year 6) or younger.[5][6]

The competition[edit]


SEAMC is a mathematics collaboration experience for school students located in South or North East Asia to come together for 2-3 days.[citation needed]

SEAMC was conceived of by Steve Warry, who taught at Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur.[2] He organised SEAMC in March 2001. He died one week prior to the first competition.[2] Teams competed for the Warry Cup, which is named in Steve's honour.[3]

From 2014, the NEAMC sister event has been organised for students in Northeast Asia.[citation needed][7] The organizers enlisted the Nanjing International School to host it initially in February 2014 with the help of Malcolm Coad.[2][8]

In 2017, the SNEAMC family of events became the World Mathematics Championships.[2]


Each school enters teams of 3 students each.[2] The competition has nine rounds.[2]

All WMC qualifying competitions have:

  • 3 days of engagement
  • 9 equally weighted rounds
  • 6 skills categories for prizes
  • The best sum ranking across all 9 rounds win

School teams engage within the Communication skills rounds.[citation needed]

The Collaboration skills rounds (Open, Lightning and Innovation) are in buddy teams of three.[2] The Challenge are skills rounds undertaken as individuals.

Three skills rounds are (subject specific skills and procedures) knowledge based, three are (plan and execute) strategy focused and three depend upon (new and imaginative ideas) creativity.[citation needed]

So each strategy, creative and knowledge skill category is engaged in alone, in school teams and in buddy teams.[citation needed]

Past questions can be found around the web.[6]

In many SEAMC competitions, there are initial icebreaker events.[5]


  • All participants receive a transcript of relative attainment in each of the 9 rounds.
  • The highest ranked individuals in each category receive medals.
  • The highest ranked individuals across all 9 rounds receive medals.
  • The best ranked school team across all 9 rounds receive a respectively named Cup (for the SEAMC Junior competition, this is the original Warry Cup).[citation needed]

The better ranked teams across all of the competition venues that year are invited to the ultimate World Mathematics Championships showdown, hosted by Trinity College, University of Melbourne in the following July each year.[citation needed]


Past team winners[citation needed][edit]

World Mathematics Championship June 2018 Results[10][edit]

Senior Level

  • Winner : Julian Yu
  • Runner Up : Yan Pui Matthew Ling
  • Runner Up : Wye Yew Ho
  • Runner Up : Kevin Xin
  • Runner Up : Linda Wang

Junior Level

  • Winner : Seung Jae Yang
  • Runner Up : Arunav Maheshwari
  • Runner Up : Jangju Lee
  • Runner Up : Ryusuke Suehiro
  • Runner Up : Ravi Bahukhandi
  • Runner Up : Soumyaditya Choudhuri
  • Runner Up : Tanai Chotanphuti

World Mathematics Championship December 2018 Results[citation needed][edit]

  • Winner : Palis Pisuttisarun
  • Runner Up : Ho Wang Tang
  • Runner Up : Byung Hoo Park
  • Runner Up : Rocco Jiang

Past individual winners[citation needed][edit]


  1. ^ "Eunoia Ventures". Eunoia Ventures. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Competition Academy". Archived from the original on 2018-03-06. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "SEAMC : The S.E. Asia Mathematics Competition". Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  4. ^ "Southeast Asian Mathematics Competition | Guidelines". seamc. Retrieved 2021-09-08.
  5. ^ a b c "2016 SEAMC Competition". www.nordangliaeducation.com. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  6. ^ a b "SEAMC : The S.E. Asia Mathematics Competition: Past SEAMC Questions". Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  7. ^ Eunoia Ventures, Eunoia ventures (23 June 2019). "WMC".
  8. ^ a b "South East Asian Maths Competition (2014) | Alice Smith School". 21 Mar 2014. Archived from the original on 2017-09-06. Retrieved 11 Apr 2021.
  9. ^ "South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) 2017". KGV - ESF. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  10. ^ "WMC Finals - Awards Ceremony". Facebook. 2017-05-12. Retrieved 2021-06-22.

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