# The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

**Date for 2020: TBA **

**Location: TBA**

Sessions: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-18:00

Please note that both sessions are mandatory

This is a mathematical competition for undergraduate students in regular programs in colleges and universities in the USA and Canada, who have not received a degree and who have not already participated four times.

**Organizers: **Dr David Earn earn@math.mcmaster.ca and Dr Bradd Hart hartb@mcmaster.ca

If you are interested in writing the contest, please contact the organizers. More information can be found at Bradd Hartâ€™s Putnam webpage www.math.mcmaster.ca/~bradd/putnam.html**First organizational meeting **TBA

**SCOPE **Undergraduate mathematics; demanding, clever and non-typical problems intended to challenge even excellent students.

**RULES **The competition is open only to regularly enrolled undergraduates, in colleges and universities of the United States and Canada, who have not yet received a college degree. No individual may participate in the competition more than four times. An eligible entrant who is also a high school student must be informed of this four time limit. A college or university with at least three registered entrants obtains a team rank through the positions achieved by three designated individual contestants. No collaboration or outside assistance is permitted during the examination. Each contestant, even if designated as a team member, must work independently on the examination questions. Please note that there are no provisions for "unofficial' entrants. The local supervisor must be a regular faculty member.