The Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad (BAMO) is an annual competition for 250 Bay Area students, consisting of 5 proof-type math problems for 4 hours. It is typically held on the last Tuesday of every February. For the most current information
please visit the official BAMO site
The exams are proctored at schools and at several open sites around the Bay Area. They are graded by a group of Bay Area mathematicians, teachers, and Math Circle enthusiasts.
The BAMO awards ceremony, which takes place the following weekend, has become an annual focal point for the Bay Area middle and high school math activities; about 180-200 students, teachers and parents gather for an exciting day of Mathematics, including:
a math talk by a distinguished mathematician
the various awards distributed to three age groups
and a lunch for everybody.
The first BAMO contest took place in February 1999. The BAMO organizing committee members are Paul Zeitz (University of San Francisco), Zvezdelina Stankova (Mills College and UC Berkeley), and Kathleen O'Hara (Associate Director of MSRI).
The Upcoming BAMO 2009 will happen on February 24th, 2009, with grading on March 1st.