# Competition

Náboj Online 2022 is a replacement of the classical in-person Náboj competition and it takes place on 18th March 2022 online.

Náboj is an international mathematical competition designed for teams of five high-school students that represent their schools. The competition lasts 120 minutes during which the teams are trying to solve as many given problems as possible.

At the beginning of the competition each team receives six problems. As soon as the team correctly solves any of the problems, it receives a new one. The solutions of the problems are usually numerical. The team that solves most problems correctly in the given time limit wins.

Participation in the competition is free of charges.

A more detailed description of the competition can be found in the section rules.

# About the Problems

Difficulty of the problems is appropriate both for students inexperienced in mathematical competitions and for students who have already succeeded in Mathematical Olympiad. This is achieved by arranging the problems in order of their perceived difficulty. Problems in Náboj differ considerably from the routine school exercises which usually require only direct application of a given method: the Náboj problems require certain amount of inventiveness and ingenuity. Success in the competition does not depend on the individual abilities of the team members only but also on their efficient cooperation. Apart from enhancing imagination and logical reasoning our goal is to attract people to the endless beauty hidden in mathematics.

Problems from previous Náboj competitions can be found in the archive.

# Categories

Teams compete in three categories: Juniors, Seniors and Open. The participants in the Junior category can only be high school students currently not enrolled in the ultimate or penultimate classes (in England the ultimate class is Year 13 or equivalent). The Senior category teams may consist of high school students of any age. Anybody can compete in the Open category.

# Prizes

The best teams will receive certificates and prizes according to their placement. Previous years' prizes included first-class mathematical literature used worldwide for preparation for mathematical competitions, electronics, or board games. This year we have prepared even more attractive prizes.