Eligibility for COMC 2016:
The COMC is open to students in all locations, at all grade levels.
To be considered official participants and to qualify for awards, recognition or prizes, participants and schools must meet the following requirements:
Students or their teachers must assert (e.g. on the exam cover sheet), prior to the release of official results, that each of the following is true. Once the official results are released and announced in January, they are immutable.
- The participant must be under 19 years of age as of June 30, 2016 and
- The participant must be attending school full-time (elementary, secondary, Cégep, or home-schooled) at least since Sept 15, 2016 and
- The participant must not have written the Putnam competition.
Additionally, the participation is only considered official if it is proctored and offered under these rules:
- In North America, South America, Central America or in time zones covering these areas, the 2½ hour writing period must begin and end on Thursday, November 3rd, between 8a.m. and 8p.m. local time.
- Elsewhere in the world, the 2½ hour writing period must begin and end on Friday, November 4th, between 8a.m. and 8p.m. local time.
- All exams must be proctored by officials who are not family-related to any of the participants they are supervising.
Canadian and International Awards:
All official participants writing from locations in Canada compete for Canadian awards, including the overall national awards, as well as grade-specific and province/region-specific awards.
Official participants writing from locations outside of Canada (for example, USA or UK or China) compete for International awards, which recognize high achievement independent of grade. Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents writing outside Canada compete for the International awards only, not the Canadian awards.
See our Awards page for more details.
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