Undergraduate Christmas Challenge

Each Christmas a prize is offered for the best solutions to a series of mathematical problems. The challenge is open to any student registered on an undergraduate programme in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University.

Christmas Challenge 2021

Christmas Challenge 2020

Christmas Challenge 2020

C‌ongratulations to the 2020 Christmas Challenge winners Adam Essex and Jack Graham (both First Prize).

Christmas Challenge 2019

Christmas Challenge 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Christmas Challenge winner Hanwen Liu

Christmas Challenge 2018

Christmas Challenge 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Christmas Challenge winners:Benedek Dombos (first prize) and Tadhg Davey (special prize). 

Christmas Challenge 2017

Christmas Challenge 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Christmas Challenge winners: Benedek Dombos (first prize) and Ben Crossley (special prize).

Christmas Challenge 2016

Christmas Challenge 2016

C‌ongratulations to the 2016 Christmas Challenge winners: Benedek Dombos and Luke Thompson (joint first prize), Ben Crossley (special prize)

Christmas Challenge 2015

Christmas Challenge 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Christmas Challenge winner Luke Thompson.

Christmas Challenge 2014

Christmas Challenge 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Christmas Challenge winner Luke Thompson.

Christmas Challenge 2013

Christmas Challenge 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 Christmas Challenge winners Robert Purdham-Cook and Stephen Smith.

Christmas Challenge 2012

Christmas Challenge 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 Christmas Challenge winner Magda Zajaczkowska.

Previous Christmas Challenge winners

  • 2020: Adam Essex and Jack Graham (both First Prize)
  • 2019: Hanwen Liu
  • 2018: Benedek Dombos (first prize) and Tadhg Davey (special prize)
  • 2017: Benedek Dombos (first prize) and Ben Crossley (special prize)
  • 2016: Benedek Dombos and Luke Thompson (joint first prize), Ben Crossley (special prize)
  • 2015: Luke Thompson
  • 2014: Luke Thompson
  • 2013: Robert Purdham-Cook and Stephen Smith
  • 2012: Magda Zajaczkowska
  • 2011: Karl Robert Thomas and Magda Zajaczkowska
  • 2010: Magda Zajaczkowska (overall winner), Nicola Hart (special prize) and Karl Robert Thomas (special prize)
  • 2009: Nicola Hart (overall winner), Magda Zajaczkowska (special prize) and Sam Swift (special prize)
  • 2008: Nicola Hart
  • 2007: Ben Carter
  • 2006: Michael Bironneau
  • 2005: Andrew Peacock (overall winner) and Harindra Patel (special prize)
  • 2004: Mark Newstead
  • 2003: Ausra Glozeckaite (overall winner) and Richard Findlay (special prize)
  • 2001: Matthew Sayles
  • 2000: Sebastian Kubiesa (overall winner) and Stewart Gordon (special prize)