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Math-O-Vision 2015 Calendar

Oct     Classroom signup begins

Nov     Movie contest opens


  • 1: Movie entry deadline
  • 1-11: Movie entry vetting period
  • 12-21: Finalists chosen by outside judge panel
  • 20 Classroom sign up ends
  • Apr 21-May 1: Movies posted for student viewing
    A Finalist Gallery will be posted when Outside Judge votes are tallied.
  • 1-10: Classroom voting
  • 11: Classroom votes due
  • Appx. May 18: Winners announced

Dartmouth College’s computer is the official clock for this Contest.


Math-O-Vision 2015 Rules

You can view and download full Math-O-Vision rules.


Rule Highlights


Entries can be submitted by either individuals or groups (e.g., a math class or an animation class at a high school). In any case, all named contestants submitting the entry (“Entrant”) to the Math-O-Vision Contest (“Contest”) must be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 13 years of age. Entrants to the “High School” category must be enrolled in an accredited U. S. High School or Home School program.

There is no limit to the number of films that an Entrant can enter into the contest.


Judging: Winner Selection and Judging Criteria

On or around 4/1/15 the movies will be judged and ranked by the judges according to

(A) Creativity/Originality (25%)
(B) Relevance to Mathematics (25%)
(C) Quality (25%)
(D) Ability to Engage Various Audiences (25%)

Finalist Selection

Beginning on or around 4/1/15, judges will select approximately fifteen (15) movies based on the above criteria to move on to be viewed and voted on by eligible classrooms during the voting period beginning 5/1/15.

The Viewing & Voting period will open at 11:59:59 AM ET on 4/21/15 to classrooms that have registered to participate in the voting. Voting classrooms will select and rank from the Judges’ finalist selections (each “Finalist” as determined by the judges. Finalists are subject to verification of compliance with Official Rules and execution of the Finalist Documents as set forth below. Finalists will then be ranked and classrooms will select the top three (“First,” “Second,” and “Third) places to be selected as winners.

In the event of a tie in the Final Round of voting, the Entry from among all such tied Entries with the higher/highest score in the “Relevance to Mathematics” criterion will win the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to advance any number of Entries for the Finalist Review, and further reserves the right to advance any number of Finalists for Student Voting if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible Entries of sufficient quality and/or Sponsor is unable to verify eligibility of Movies.



First Prize: $3,000; Second Prize: $2,000; Third Prize: $750
Judge’s Prize: $500; Honorable Mentions: Math-O-Vision Gear

Judge’s Prize and Honorable Mentions will be awarded to Finalists who did not receive enough votes from classrooms to be ranked as winners, but who the Judges believe merited a prize.