There are some changes to the organisation of the quiz for this year. These changes have been made so that schools have more flexibility in their arrangements, and more time to organise and prepare teams for Regional and State Finals. Teams ONLY register above once and winning teams go onto a round 2 or into the finals.
The Big Change is that the State Finals are being held in Brisbane in term 4 on 19th October 2017. Another major change following on from this is that we’re encouraging regions to hold Regional Finals (or Round 2) during the second half of term 3 (16th August – 8th September) – certificates, trophies, and sponsorship will be used to improve the profile of this round.
Schools and local organisers (convenors) are able to choose dates which suit their local networks and events at any time within the dates indicated.
2017 QAMT Y7/8 Quiz Dates:
Round 1: 24th July – 16th Aug (AMT Maths Comp: 27th July; ICAS Maths Comp: 16th August)
Round 2/Regional Finals: 16th Aug – 13th September
Finals: 19th October 2017 Brisbane Grammar School.
Who’s eligible to compete in the competition?
Teams consist of 3 students these can be any combination of students from years seven or year eight as long as there is at least one year seven student in the team. No substitutions are permitted in the final rounds though in Round 1, convenors may, at their discretion, permit schools to substitute in some sections of the quiz.
A ‘year seven’ student is a student enrolled in a school as a year 7 student typically born after June 2004. A ‘year eight’ student is a student enrolled in a school as a year 8 student typically born after June 2003. In some circumstances variations to this schedule may be acceptable if they are declared, and approved by the local quiz convenor.
Schools are encouraged to enter two or more teams in the Round 1, and up to two teams in Round 2 (or the Regional Finals). With the exception of the bigger regions (Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts) only one team from the qualifying round will be entered in the State Finals. In regions/districts where it is only feasible to run a Round 1 competition, the winning team will be invited to the finals providing that the winning scores achieved in the round are similar to those of the teams coming through from the Round 2 (Regional Finals).
In addition to the above, each year, two schools from isolated areas will be invited to send a team to the State Finals in Brisbane. QAMT will endeavour to find sponsorship and subsidies for these teams to attend.
State Finals – competition day
To make the trip to Brisbane worthwhile for all schools in the finals, we will be setting up activities in the late morning/afternoon which should be of interest to the competing students. The activities will vary from year to year depending on sponsorship but could include some of the following: visit to the Science Museum and/or the Brisbane Museums; activities organised by the Universities using the Student Ambassador and other programs; STEM installations and exhibitions, university-based investigations/activities, special activities and site visits supported by our sponsors. It is anticipated that these activities for the finalists will be provided at no charge to the students.
Registration to the competition remains at $22.00 per team. Each team registers once only; there are no further charges for teams going on to second on final rounds. Registration is completed above using the register button. Non QAMT member schools are charged a $10 admin fee. Schools unable to complete the on-line registration process should contact Gaynor Johnson in the QAMT office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07 3365 6505
State Convenor QAMT y7/8 Quiz (for and on behalf of QAMT Inc.)