IMO camp
Danmark, Finland, Iceland (since 2015), Norway and Sweden

The Viking Battle

takes place at the
camp for the IMO teams from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and
Sweden. It consists of two parts.

The individual part:

4.5 hours.

Three problems. Each problem is worth 7 points.

The only tools allowed are paper and instruments for writing and
drawing.

The problems are chosen by the host country and are taken from
the IMO shortlist from the previous year (or from publications,
webpages, … which are not usually read by Scandinavian
contestants, if there are not enough suitable problems in the
shortlist).

Level: easy IMO

The group part:

4.5 hours.

The IMO-team from each country work as a group.

16 problems, 4 in each of the subjects: algebra, combinatorics,
geometry, and number theory. Each problem is worth 7 points.

The only tools allowed are paper and instruments for writing and
drawing.

Each country selects problems in one subject. The subjects
rotate every year. In 2013: Algebra: Denmark. Combinatorics:
Finland. Geometry: Norway. Number theory: Sweden. In 2014:
Algebra: Sweden. Combinatorics: Denmark. Geometry: Finland. Number
theory: Norway. 2015 …

The problems are chosen from publications, webpages, … which
are not usually read by Scandinavian contestants.

Level: In each subject the four problems are approximately on
the levels: very easy IMO problem 1, easy IMO problem 1, IMO
problem 1, IMO problem 2.

Points and final score:

The group of leaders present at the camp judges the answers.

The final score of each country is the total score in both the
individual and the group part. The team with the maximum total
score wins. In case of a tie, there are two or more winners.

The winners are called the Vikings.

All names and individual scores of all participants and all scores of the teams will be posted on the Viking Battle homepage.

Organization:

Every country prepares problems and solutions in English.

The problems and solutions are sent to the host country (both
tex and pdf) no less than two weeks before the camp starts.

The problems are translated by the leaders of each country and
are sent to the host country before the camp starts.

The problem sets for each part in English, Danish, Finnish,
Norwegian, and Swedish are gathered on a password-protected
webpage with access only for leaders before the camp starts.