Frequently Asked Questions About MCM and ICM
This section answers your basic questions about the MCM and ICM contests.
If you have questions that are not addressed here, you can also consult our Contest Instructions page which give more in depth details on the contest.
I submitted my solution via email and it still shows as Electronic Solution Received: (not yet received) why?
The solution submission status will not be updated until the contest deadline has passed.
You gave a new format of the summary sheet for the 2020 MCM/ICM contest. I want to ask if we could use the 2019 summary sheet.
Yes you can use the old summary sheet just be sure to change the date to 2021.
If we click “submit final solution paper” by accident what should we do?
You do not need to do anything that is just for your reference and it will not affect the outcome of your submission.
When will the contest results be announced?
Contest results will be announced and posted on or before April 30, 2021.
When is the registration deadline?
All teams must be registered by the registration deadline of 3:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 4, 2021 regardless of the weekend they plan to compete. Late registrations will not be allowed.
If my team cannot meet in the same location to work on the contest problem, can we meet using electronic communications?
YES, this year you are allowed to work with your team virtually using electronic means. BUT, you may only communicate with members of your own team. The rule remains that teams may not use any persons, other than their own team members, to discuss or obtain ideas for working on and solving their problem.