General FAQ

How do I register?

TBD for CMIMC 2023. Stay tuned for updates!

Are there any registration fees?

No! Both contests are free.

Who can participate?

All high school students (and younger grades) can participate.

Who organizes CMIMC?

CMIMC is organized by students at Carnegie Mellon University.

Math Contest FAQ

When is the math contest?

The dates for CMIMC 2023 are TBD.

How many people per team?

Teams consist of up to 6 students. Full teams of 6 are highly recommended, but smaller teams can also register - see the next FAQ below.

I can't find enough team members for a full team!

Teams of 1-5 students will have the option to merge with other teams. We will do our best to pair you up with a suitable team!

how many teams can an organization register?

There is no limit on the number of teams.

Are there prizes for winning?

Yes! We will award trophies to the top teams, and medals to the top individuals.

What mini-events will there be?

Our (tentative) list of mini-events include integration bees, tetris tournaments, estimathons, and more fun activities!

Programming Contest FAQ

When is the programming contest?

Dates for 2023 are TBD

There is no limit to the number of teams, but please keep it reasonable.

How many people per team?

Teams consist of 1 - 3 students

Can I participate individually?

You can form a 1-person team, but you may be at a disadvantage compared to full teams.

Are there any prizes for winning?

Yes! We will give trophies to the top teams.

What if I don't know Python?

Python is only necessary for the AI Round. You can use any language for the Optimization Round, since we won't be running your code, only checking its output. If your other team members know Python, you should be fine!