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Official UW Event Participation:


Teams must enter a lottery to be eligible to participate in the UW Event. Registration for the CTMC 2022 lottery will open in early November 2021. The deadline to register is November 25, 2021.

Please note:

  • A limited number of spots will be designated for schools who have never attended CTMC At-UW before. These spots will be awarded at random.
  • Any remaining spots, including 3 spots on a waiting list, will be filled at random from anyone not yet selected in the lottery registration system.
  • There is a limit of one team per school.
  • Those not selected are encouraged to organize an unofficial event, perhaps in coordination with other schools.
  • There is a $360 fee per team to participate in person or a $60 fee to participate virtually. If you are selected to attend, you will receive a link to provide payment in early March 2022. Payment will be accepted by credit card only and is due prior to the event.

Preparing for the Event

  • The event will be held on the official contest date at the University of Waterloo for in-person participants and simultaneously using Zoom for virtual participants.
  • It is not necessary to provide student names to secure the spot. Teachers may finalize the line-up up to the date of the contest without notifying us.
  • Please note our updated calculator policy for the Individual and Relay events.

Proof of Vaccination

The University of Waterloo requires that all community members, including visitors, provide proof of vaccination before coming to campus. Schools that have been selected to participate on campus will be asked to submit proof of vaccination for all in-person participants prior to the contest date.

Unofficial Event Participation:

General Information

  • Registration will be required to access the contest materials for unofficial events. As many teams of six students as desired may write the contest for a single $50.00 fee.
  • Instructions for running the contest and contest materials will be made available on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 9:00am EDT.
  • The event will be designed to be run either in person or virtually with no need for participants to be in the same physical location.
  • We encourage you to coordinate with nearby schools to organize or join a local CTMC competition; many schools report that these events are fun and memorable.

Running the Event

  • We provide access to a web site where you can download the contest materials and instructions. The supervisor administers the event and shares contest materials at appropriate times. All questions are graded on an answer only basis.
  • The supervisor may be a teacher, administrator or another adult volunteer.
  • Supervisors may invite students from other schools to join their event.
  • Please note our updated calculator policy for the Individual and Relay events.