Program Updates for 2019-2020

Thank you for your feedback!

Input from team advisors and students makes the Math Video Challenge better every year. Check out how we’ve changed the program rules and structure to incorporate your feedback.

Producers Kit

Registered team advisors will receive a Math Video Challenge Producers Kit, which includes a printed version of the Math Video Challenge Playbook, copies of the Offline Parent/Guardian Permission Form and Video Submission Checklist and a smartphone tripod teams can use for filming their video. These kits will be mailed on a rolling basis until February 24, 2020. Teams also get access to numerous online resources.

No Public Voting

Beginning in 2019-2020, there is no public voting in the Math Video Challenge! Every video submission will be scored by judges based on 5 criteria: mathematical content, communication, creativity, real-world scenario and adherence to rules. Judges will identify 50-100 Quarterfinalists, then 12 Semifinalists and then 4 Finalists. The 224 students competing at the National Competition will vote to determine the winner. The deadline to submit a video in the contest is March 6, 2020.

Outside Help

Students must do all the work for the video. This is a contest and a learning experience. We have more clearly defined our expectations for teams and created lots of new guidelines and resources to help teams understand the program rules and succeed in the contest.

New Prizes

We've created new awards and new prizes to recognize teams! This year's prizes and awards are:

  • Every team that submits a video will receive emailed certificates of participation.
  • There will be prize drawings for 5 $20 Amazon gift cards for teams that have submitted videos by January 6, 2020 and by February 6, 2020.
  • 50-100 Quarterfinalist teams will receive emailed certificates of merit, plus entry into a prize drawing for 5 $20 Amazon gift cards.
  • 12 Semifinalist teams will receive printed certificates of achievement, plus 5 movie tickets.
  • 5 Judges Choice winners will receive movie clapper plaques and printed certificates. This award recognizes excellence in filmmaking, with 5 award categories: Best Costumes, Best Set Design/Scenery, Best Animation, Best Screenplay and Best Special Effects/Editing.
  • 4 Finalist teams will receive plaques and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Math Video Challenge Finals.
  • The First Place Team will receive trophies, plus a $1,000 college scholarship for each student.

Click Here to Register!

Don't worry...even with all these changes, the program is still completely free! Team advisors: start the online registration process now to get your Producers Kit!

If you have questions about the Math Video Challenge contest or any of the changes we made this year, please contact the MATHCOUNTS national office at