To celebrate the recent discovery of the Hat and Spectre tiles, which tessellate the plane but only in a non-repeating way, the National Museum of Mathematics and the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust are pleased to announce The Einstein Mad Hat Awards, for renditions of the Hat and Spectre tiles.
Submissions highlighting the connections between mathematics, art, design, and catering are encouraged. There are two competitions offering $20,000 in total awards to be distributed.
The Scholastic Einstein Mad Hat Competition: This competition will award a scholarship to one winner who is currently enrolled in high school, secondary school, or the equivalent. The scholarship will be applied towards tuition at an accredited college or university.
The Global Einstein Mad Hat Competition: This competition will award a cash prize to one adult winner. The adult winner must be 18 years of age or older and must not be enrolled in high school, secondary school, or the equivalent.