Print materials and try practice competitions
Print materials and try practice competitions
Navigate the New AMC: Prepare for the Competition Experience
Welcome back to our email series guiding you through the new AMC Platform! So far we have given a broad overview of the new platform and discussed how to register your students for the competition. This email will focus on how you can prepare for the competition after your students are in the system.
Step 1: Print Competition Booklets and Answer Sheets
Print & Scan Administration Only:
Once you’ve approved your students in the portal, the AMC Platform will automatically generate a unique, barcoded Answer Sheet for each student. No need to have them fill out scantrons in advance this year! 

When you navigate to the Competition Administration Portal from the main dashboard, you will see “Print Answer Sheets” in the right column:
Competition Administration Portal with the Print Answer Sheets button circled
When you click on the “Print Answer Sheets” button, the PDF of Answer Sheets will automatically download from your browser, ready for you to print. Student names will appear at the top of each one.
Screenshot of the top of a Student Answer Sheet generated by the AMC platform
On the same page, click on “Competition Booklet” to find this year’s competition booklet in English, French, and Spanish. Print as many booklets as you need for all of your students taking the competition in paper form.
Screenshot of Competition Booklets Page where you print the booklets
Step 2: Preview the Competition Experience
All Formats:
Practice makes perfect! Testing your tech in advance will make for a smoother Competition Day. 

On the AMC Dashboard, Competition Managers can click on “Practice Competitions” in the leftmost column to preview former competitions in both digital and print (PDF) form. 
AMC Dashboard with Practice Competitions on Left Side Circled
Print & Scan Administration:

We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the scanner you will be using and check that it gives you the option to scan the file as a black and white TIFF in 300 dpi. Practice scanning in a sheet of paper in this required format.

Digital Administration:
Your students can also preview the digital experience. Navigate to the “Official Digital Competition” page within your portal to find the Student Login URL. Share this link with your participants and ask them to click on “Sign on with Practice Account” at the bottom of the login frame.
Screenshot of Student Portal with Practice Account Link circled at the bottom of the login frame
Students can then click on any of the previous AMC links in their portal to simulate taking the Digital Competition. 
Screenshot of Student Portal home page with Practice Competitions circled on the right side
We highly encourage this step in order to confirm the technology works and ensure that students know what to expect on Competition Day. If you encounter any technical difficulties, please email
Need More Support?
AMC 2022-23 Virtual Information Session: Introducing the New AMC Platform - Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. ET
AMC Platform Training Webinar: We are hosting a Zoom walkthrough this Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 pm ET so you can practice administration steps with our AMC team. Register here.

Teacher’s Manuals: You can also find this year’s updated Teacher's Manuals now on the respective AMC 10/12 and AMC 8 pages.

Next Series Email: We’ll see you on Thursday for Part 4 of the series, which will discuss how to administer the competitions in both formats with the new system!
Questions? For AMC registration, policy, and payment, contact or 800-527-3690. For technical issues, contact
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