Every year for the last six years Juda hosts a conference math meet (could say I do). The first meet was a ton of work, and it is still quite a few hours - especially creating keys. This post stared as just a break from the hours of making solutions three nights ago. It is always a lot of work - but it always works out well. I think this something every conference should do - it is a great way to do mathematics - to celebrate academics.
The meet ran yesterday and was a really nice time. Our small school of about 95 students, had about 205 mathletes doing problems. It is a fun math day.
The hardest part is creating the tests. With that knowledge I would offer anyone who wants help with getting tests made for their first year. I am willing to help whoever get this running in their school and/or area. It is a fun day for my students and the other conference schools.
For me it is just chance to tie what we do in class, to something outside of class.