Art Contest Posts

Our 4th Annual Global Math Art Contest is Here!

Update February 1, 2024: The gallery is live! Thank you to everyone who participated. We were blown away by the artistry, care, and ingenuity on display this year. Choosing just 100 graphs was nearly impossible, but we expect you’ll be as inspired by them as we are. As you explore the gallery, be on the lookout for the small details and bits of magic you’ll find scattered throughout artist statements and notes. You can find the graphs at

Our Global Math Art Contest is one of the highlights of our year. It reinforces the connection between math and art and creativity. It pushes our technical limits. And it inspires wild new features and products (see the 3D Calculator) in our quest to make tools worthy of the incredible people who use us around the world.

an astronaut on the lunar surface, a stylized sunset over the water, and a woman writing Euler's identity on a blacboard

This year’s contest begins now! You’re welcome to get started, even though submissions won’t open for another two weeks. You’ll be able to submit anytime between December 1st and January 15th.

As you’re thinking about what you’ll create, we wanted to share a few themes to consider this year.

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Our 3rd Annual Global Math Art Contest is Here!

Update as of February 15, 2023: The 2022 Art Contest Gallery is live! You can find it at

Huge congratulations to everyone who participated. We’re so inspired by the effort, artistry, and creativity we saw across all of the age brackets and from around the world. It was nearly impossible to pick just 80.

We’re looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Banner with the text Desmos Global Art Contest 2022

Last year we received more than 10,000 submissions from more than 100 countries for our 2nd annual Global Math Art Contest. Each year, we’ve been amazed by the creativity and artistry of people from around the world. The Art Contest has inspired new features, pushed our technical limits, and motivated us to improve our calculator to be worthy of the incredible people who use it.

a rocket ship orbiting the earth, the head of a fox made up of line segments, and a nautilus using lists.

We’re excited to announce our 3rd annual Global Math Art Contest, this year with some big changes.

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2nd Annual Desmos Global Math Art Contest

Banner with the text Desmos Global Art Contest 2021

Update as of February 4, 2022:

Thank you to the more than 10,000 participants from around the world who participated in the second annual Desmos Global Art Contest! The winners and finalists were chosen from countless examples of incredible effort, artistry, ingenuity, and creativity.

View the 2021 winners

Did you know the Desmos Graphing Calculator is a fantastic tool for making art? Using only graphed mathematical expressions, people around the world have created awe-inspiring masterpieces, from geometric patterns and architectural scenes to self-portraits, renderings of famous paintings, and beyond.

Three artistic graphs- a little clock with a bubbly drink and a little plant, a portrait of Marilyn Monroe made entirely of polygons, and a 3-D rendering of an airplane, together with a peek at some of the equations that generated them.

After the huge success of our 2020 Global Math Art Contest, featuring over 4,000 graphs from over 100 countries, we had to bring it back! Everyone from around the world can submit their entries for the 2nd Annual Desmos Global Math Art Contest and win prizes for their hard work. This year, we added more ways to submit and a category for ages 19+.

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