I’m happy to announce that sign-ups for my new olympiad style contest, the **United States Ersatz Math Olympiad (USEMO)**, are open now! The webpage for the USEMO is https://web.evanchen.cc/usemo.html (where sign-ups are posted).

The **US Ersatz Math Olympiad** is a proof-based competition open to all US middle and high school students. Like many competitions, its goals are to develop interest and ability in mathematics (rather than measure it). However, it is one of few proof-based contests **open to all US middle and high school students**. You can see more about the goals of this contest in the mission statement.

The contest will run over Memorial day weekend:

- Day 1 is Saturday
**May 23 2020**, from 12:30pm ET — 5:00pm ET.
- Day 2 is Sunday
**May 24 2020**, from 12:30pm ET — 5:00pm ET.

In the future, assuming continued interest, I hope to make the USEMO into an annual tradition run in the fall.

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