Welcome to SEAMC

SEAMC is a mathematics competition for schools located in South East Asia. If you are a school located in NorthEast Asia please check out NEAMC. Both venues are open to students 15 years of age and younger and the student birthday cut-off date is 1st January. ie For SEAMC13, the cut-off would have been 1st January 1998. 

There is a limited capacity to the number of schools and students invovled in each venue.

If your school is interested in attending SEAMC or NEAMC please email us at competitionacademic@gmail.com.


Steve Warry, an enthusiastic teacher of the Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur had a belief that Mathematics could be a ‘spectator sport’. In pursuit of this, he organised the South East Asian Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) for March 2001. Tragically, he passed away the week prior to the competition, but the event went ahead and Steve’s dream became a reality.

SEAMC has evolved into an annual 3-day event organised by local volunteer teachers on a rotational basis throughout the region. Hundreds of international school students, aged 15 or younger, and their teachers come together for a long weekend (usually at the end of February) each year to share their enthusiasm for Mathematics and problem solving. Each school enters two teams of three students and the SEAMC Cup is awarded to the overall winning team each year. The Warry Cup is awarded to the top overall ranked team from all SEAMC and NEAMC venues.

Every SEAMC event has five common rounds and then the host country adds more bespoke rounds according to facilities and resources available.  The five common rounds are:

  • An Individual multi-choice paper
  • A Team Question Round
  • A PassBack Round
  • A CodeBreakers Round
  • A Lightning Round!

While there exists a healthy competitive spirit, emphasis is on providing opportunities to build friendships with peers from other schools. This is emphasised through the buddy team rounds.

We have been very fortunate to welcome many high profile mathematicians as the guest speaker each year, including Professor Sandra Kentish, Johnny Ball, Douglas Butler, Marcus du Sautoy, Ron Lancaster, Tony Gardiner, Rob Eastaway, Andrew Jeffery and Craig Barton. If you are a Mathematician interested in becoming a part of the SEAMC family as guest speaker, please contact us via email at competitionacademic@gmail.com