Maths Talent Quest

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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.

MTQ registrations for 2020 will open on Tuesday 14th April.

Please contact the MAV office on 9380 2399 if you require assistance or email Jacqui Diamond.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to individuals, small groups or classes from Foundation – Yr 12 and are categorised into year levels from Foundation 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 awarded 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 15 October 2020 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.

If you are interested in becoming a MTQ sponsor please contact

Key dates 2020:

Registration opens Tuesday 14 April 2020
Registration closes Friday 17 July 2020
Delivery of entries Wednesday 19 August 2020
Judging Thursday 20 August - Tuesday 25 August 2020 (No judging on Sunday)
Display of entries Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Morning)
Entry Pick Up Wednesday 26 August 2020 (Afternoon) and Thursday 27 August 2020 (1pm deadline)
National Judging Friday 11 September 2020 - to be hosted by MAWA
Award Ceremony Thursday 15 October 2020

All Victorian 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. 

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

2019 Maths Talent Quest

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 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 Mathematics Talent Quest

The National Mathematics Talent Quest accepts one top entry for each category from States and Territories across Australia. For those states that do not 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

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.

For enquiries about the National Mathematics Talent Quest please contact the MAV Office on 03 9380 2399 or email