The MrExcel Challenge

Solve Excel problems and WIN A PRIZE! Check out our Challenge of the Month and see what you can do! We periodically post a challenge to our Excel user community. Whoever successfully solves the problem wins a cool prize and bragging rights! What more could you ask for?

General form of Terms and Conditions
Terms & Conditions:
  • Decisions of the judges is final.
  • Contest is open to anyone* who can meet the requirements for competition.
  • Contest is void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law.
  • Employees of Tickling Keys, Inc - et al are not eligible for contest entry
  • Contestants younger than age 3 require parental or guardian permission; older than 105 years require a physician's statement.
  • If rash develops, discontinue use.
  • Terms and Conditions are subject to change - but that probably won't happen.

Challenge for Apr 2013

Perfect Shuffle Challenge

Dan Mayoh poses the Perfect Shuffle challenge. Take a 52-card deck. Do 8 perfect shuffles and the deck is back in the original sequence! How many perfect shuffles does it take for a 200 card deck? A 4 card deck? Build a model to find out. Results are here.

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Challenge for May 2011

Build A Visually Striking Dashboard with PowerPivot, MS ADM and Excel 2010

From May 5, 2011 to June 4, 2011, the challenge will be for you to think of and then create the most visually striking dashboard you can imagine using Microsoft PowerPivot and Microsoft Azure Data Marketplace together in Microsoft Excel 2010! Just Build it!

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Challenge for Apr 2011

Excel As A Web Authoring Tool

Back in February of 2011, I was in Redmond for my annual pilgrimage to Microsoft. This is always a great trip, because I get to provide feedback to the people who actually are building the next version of Excel. Plus, I get to catch up with many friends from the Excel MVP community. On this trip, I was able to use a new feature that is available to you now.

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Past Challenges