The Western Mathematics Exposition Competition

Welcome to the Western University Mathematics Exposition Competition. In this competition, we aim to foster interest in higher mathematics among high school students and offer an opportunity for students to experience learning beyond the high school curriculum and practicing skills for mathematical research.

This year, we introduced videos and creative artifacts, in addition to posters from the competition last year, as a new form of presentation to allow a greater extent of creativity. Guidelines will be provided to guide the participants in developing their project.

We would love to invite enthusiastic high school students from grades 9 to 12 to participate. Students will join as a team of 2-3 students and work with an undergraduate mentor or a mathematics teacher to research one of the announced themes and develop a poster, a video, or a mathematical artifact.

The winners will be announced during the award ceremony. The award ceremony will take place at Western University at the end of March and early April. The winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes to share as a team.

We are committed to making all creations available at all participating high schools as well as Middlesex College in weekly showcase form which will be available online.


  • Mentor Application: Opens on November 1st
  • Team Application: Opens on November 15th 
  • Submission Deadline: February 16th before 11: 55 pm ET

Theme and Format: This will be released on December 15th

Team Registration:

High school students can register in teams of 2 or 3 to participate in the competition. Each team can choose to prepare a math poster, a video, or a mathematical artifact under the supervision of their mentors. The final product created by the team must reflect the students’ research and understanding of the topic. Emphasis will be put on their explanation of the topic at hand.

1. You must register with a team to be qualified for our competition. We do not accept solo participants. 
2. The registration fee of the competition is $65+tax per team. The payment can be made by credit card or debit card.
3.  The form can be started by any member of the team of the mentor, however, all the participants need to be present to be able to fill in personal information in the form.  
4. Should you experience any financial difficulties; financial assistance is available upon request.


Team Registration Form


Mentor Registration:

High school teachers, teacher candidates from the Faculty of Education, and senior undergraduate students from Western University can register as mentors for the teams. If you know a team or can assemble a team to mentor, you will automatically be assigned as the mentor of that team. Otherwise, we will assign mentors to teams that don't have one. In this process, students in programs from the math department will be given higher priority.

Each mentor will primarily serve as a supervisor and will:

  • Help their team identify a topic of interest.
  • Ensure their teams stay on the right track and assist them with time management and meeting deadlines.
  • Verify that the submitted projects meet the requirements.
  • Submit the final project; the submission link will only be available to the team mentors.

The estimated time commitment for mentoring each team is 5-10 hours. The team members and their mentor can decide what portion of their prize will go to their mentor if they win.


Mentor Registration Form


Past Competitions 


Highlights of 2022-23 Competition