The Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad (APMO) is a mathematical competition for countries in the Pacific-Rim Region.
The APMO is held annually. Each participating country has a representative in charge of organizing the APMO locally. A central committee selects a paper with 5 questions to be solved in 4 hours, sends marking schemes and determines award winners.
The APMO started in 1989. It has the following aims:
- Discovering, encouraging and challenging mathematically gifted high-school students.
- Fostering friendly international relations and cooperation between students and teachers throughout the region.
- Creating opportunities for the exchange of information on school syllabi and practice.
- Encouraging and supporting the mathematical involvement with Olympiad type activities in the participating countries and other countries of the region.