Victorian Maths Talent Quest 2019

Have now closed for 2019 MAV MTQ. Please contact the MAV office 9380 2399 if you require assistance or email Jacqui Diamond.


MTQ is an annual activity aimed at promoting interest in mathematics and fostering positive attitudes amongst students, teachers and parents. The focus of the MTQ is on the process of mathematical investigations and relating mathematics to everyday life.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to individuals, small groups or classes from Prep – 12 and are categorised into year levels from Prep to Year 9 with a combined year 10 -12 level.

Each school can entry up to 6 entries, per level, per category.

State level prizes are awarded to individual, group and class entries with Credit and Encouragement receivers award certificates and Distinction and High Distinction receiving a gift voucher and certificate. Awards will be given out at our MTQ Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday 17 October 2019 at La Trobe University. Certain winners will also qualify for the National Maths Talent Quest where winners will also be announced at the MTQ Awards Ceremony.

For professional learning, judging rubric feedback or general enquiries please contact Jennifer Bowden at

 If you are interested in becoming a MTQ sponsor please contact

Key Dates 2019

 Register your interest Tuesday 23 April 2019
Registration closes

 Friday 19 July 2019

Delivery of entries  Wednesday 21 August 2019
Judging Thursday 22 August - Tuesday 27 August 2019 (No judging on Sunday)
Display of entries Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Morning)
Entry Pick Up Wednesday 28 August 2019 (Afternoon) and Thursday 29 August 2019 (2pm deadline)
National Judging Thuursday 12 September 2019
Award Ceremony Thursday 17 October 2019

All Victoria and Tasmanian students from the Early Years to Year 12 can enter the Maths Talent Quest.  The best of these entries will then be entered into the National Maths Talent Quest.

This website is updated often with information for teachers and students to assist in your knowledge of the MTQ so please check back here regularly. 

- 2019 Student Information

- 2019 Answering Your Questions

- 2019 MTQ Information

- 2019 State Judging Rubric

- 2018 State Participant Certificate

- 2018 National Judging Rubric

-  2018 National Winners

- 2018 State Award High Distinction and Distinction Winners

- 100 Inspiring MTQ Titles

Please click on the following images to download MTQ PowerPoint presentations:

  2019 MTQ State2019 MTQ Investigation

 Some important information and changes to the MTQ:

  • Check the MAV website regularly for updates.
  • Registration will open in Term 2 and will be available on the MAV website.
  • You are required to complete your school judging and select entries to send to the state judging BEFORE you register on the MAV website.
  • Schools can enter a maximum of six entries per category per year level.
  • It is compulsory for each metropolitan school to provide a minimum of two hours judging. Where schools have more than five entries, an extra two hours of judging must be provided for every five extra entries. Regional schools are also encouraged to participate in judging.
  • All participating students will receive a certificate.
  • Winning students will receive a certificate and book voucher – no cash prizes will be given



MTQ Cost Structure 2019

Number of entries per category per year level (max 6) Fee per year level - MAV Members (incl. GST) Fee per year level - Non-Members (incl. GST)
1 $35.00 $43.75
2 $70.00 $87.50
3 $105.00 $131.25
4 $140.00 $175.00
5 $175.00 $218.75
6 $210.00 $262.50


National Maths Talent Quest

The National Maths Talent Quest accepts the top entries from states and territories across Australia. For those states that don’t have a local competition, schools are welcome to enter their student’s investigations through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s competition.

Pathways to the National Maths Talent Quest


New South Wales – The Mathematical Association of New South Wales Competition Investigating With Maths

Queensland – The Science Teacher’s Association of Queensland’s Queensland Science Contest (Mathematics Category)

Western Australia – The Mathematical Association of Western Australian Maths Talent Quest

South Australia – Mathematical Association of South Australia Enrichment Project

All other states and territories (ACT, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory) are welcome to enter through the Mathematical Association of Victoria’s Competition.

For enquiries about the National Maths Talent Quest please email or , or contact the MAV Office 03 9380 2399.


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