Puzzle Hunt 2012 Update

The 2012 ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt will be happening the week beginning October 15 this year. Registration is now open!

The Puzzle Hunt is over!

A big thank you to everybody who participated! We hope you had as much fun solving our puzzles as we had writing them! The puzzles will remain available and you can freely check your answers on the solve page. The solutions have now been released.

The prize winners are:

First PlaceXyzzy
Second PlaceCISRA Puzzlers
Third Placeplugh

Special mention must also go to Xyzzy for being the first Australian team to solve the Meta Puzzle.

We will greatly appreciate it if you can provide us with feedback. Please email us to tell us what you think.

The full log of guesses is available!

Registration has now closed

After a successful Hunt in 2010, ΣUMS is back with what we hope to be an even better puzzle contest in 2011!

We emphasise that, though we are a mathematics society, this is not a contest full of maths problems! The puzzles are designed to not require any specialist knowledge so they should be quite accessible for everyone. There is a huge range of puzzle styles ranging from picture, word, logic, cryptic to a whole lot more. To get an idea of what to expect, feel free to check out the puzzles from last year's hunt.

Check out the rules and FAQ for more information.

If you would like to know more about ΣUMS, please go to our webpage.

If you have any queries about the Puzzle Hunt, feel free to send us an email at sums(at)maths.usyd.edu.au

The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt is proudly sponsored the School of Mathematics and Statistics, USYD.

The HUNT is on!