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We would like to hear from you with a story about why a certain aspect of Mathematics is useful to our society, and why this should be important to you and others.

In a time when many people disregard scientific knowledge or do not understand it, it is vital to communicate effectively the value of Mathematics, a discipline once described as the

The competition is about communicating through a story:

  • How can Mathematics be used in our society?
  • How can we make Mathematics more relevant to our lives?
  • How can Mathematics helps us solve the most significant problems of our time?

How to enter the competition:

Create an original video (between 3 and 4 minutes long) telling a story about the use of a specific piece of Mathematics and why this is important to society and you. It can be any mathematical concept, from simple to advanced. And yes, Statistics is Mathematics!

How to submit your video:

  1. In order to submit your entry, you must first upload the video you have recorded onto YouTube. Your video needs to be in MP4 format and you should ensure that the video is available for viewing (set it to public or unlisted). This step is important otherwise, your work will not be viewable. Once your video is uploaded to YouTube, you will need to generate a link to share the video with us.
  2. Complete and submit the Mathstory Registration 2022 through the online submission form at our website.


  1. The competition is open to ALL students from Swinburne University of Technology (all campuses) and guest universities.
  2. The video can contain animation, voiceover speech, text, sound
    effects, or music, however, you do not necessarily have to appear
    on it. Please ensure you have full copyright to the submitted
    material. This includes audio and visuals.
  3. You can use your phone to record, or any other recording device.
  4. We recommend that you use Adobe Rush (or Adobe Premier if you have more advanced knowledge) to edit your video. In fact, you can use any of the Adobe apps and stock resources, which are free for all students that are enrolled at a university that is an Adobe Creative Campus. You can access tutorials for all Adobe products within the Adobe Creative Cloud app.
  5. Submission of an entry will mean acceptance of the competition rules and the Terms and Conditions as outlined here.