Victorian Maths Talent Quest 2017

Dates for the 2017 State and National Maths Talent Quest are below.

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

MTQ sponsorship opportunities now available!

Major Sponsor

La Trobe University

Bronze Sponsor


Key Dates 2017

Registration opens

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Registration closes

Friday 28 July 2017

Delivery of entries  Wednesday 23 August 2017
Judging Thursday 24 August - Tuesday 29 August 2017
Display of entries Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Morning)
Entry Pick Up Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Afternoon) and Thurday 31 August 2017 (2pm deadline)
Award Ceremony Thursday 19 October 2017

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. 

- 2017 Student Information

- 2017 Answering Your Questions

- 2017 MTQ Information

- 2017 State Judging Rubric

- 2017 National Judging Rubric

 - 2017 Participant Certificate

 - 2017 National Winners

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

2017 Talent Quest  2017 Talent Quest 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 eight entries 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

Number of entries per year level (max 8) Fee per year level - MAV Members (incl. GST) Fee per year level - Non-Members (incl. GST)
1 $30.00 $37.50
2 $60.00 $75.00
3 $90.00 $112.50
4 $120.00 $150.00
5 $150.00 $187.50
6 $180.00 $225.00
7 $210.00 $262.50
8 $240.00 $300.00


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.


MTQ Rubric 2017

2017 Judging Information

How to get there2017