MEI Desmos Art Competition

MEI Desmos Maths Art Competition 2020

As part of Maths Week England 2020 MEI is running a Desmos Maths Art competition. Students can submit entries of their best Desmos Art, via their teachers, by Thursday 19th November.


The theme of this year's competition is The Environment.

Age categories and prizes

There will be two prizes in each of three age categories:

  • School years 7-9
  • School years 10-11
  • School years 12-13

The best artwork will be published on our website and our kind friends at Desmos are also providing the following prizes for each of the six winners:

  • Desmos swag-bag including a T-shirt for the student
  • Desmos T-shirt and socks for the teacher

Entries will only be accepted if they are submitted on behalf of students by teachers using a school/college email address. Entries can be submitted by emailling the following spreadsheet: Maths art competition entries template.

The full rules are available at: MEI Desmos Maths Art Competition 2020 Rules

Instructions for creating Desmos Art

We have created writen and video instructions for creating art suitable for students at three different levels:

MEI Desmos Maths Art Competition 2019

As part of Maths Week England 2019 MEI ran a Desmos Maths Art competition. The best two entries were chosen in each of three age categories.


Click on an image to view the art in Desmos. Pictures marked with * are animated.

School years 12-13 (ages 16-18)

Plant cell
Jayshiv Patel, Year 12
Claremont High School, Brent

Year 12 student
Hampstead School, Camden

School years 10-11 (ages 14-16)

Drawing graphs*
Kevin Roman, Year 11
Mill Hill County High School, London

Chaarvi Sood, Year 10
The Abbey School, Reading

School years 7-9 (ages 11-14)

Modern House
Chiara Elezi, Year 7
The Westwood Academy, Coventry

Joe McCormack, Year 9
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon