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Caius Schools Prizes

Gonville & Caius arranges annual prize competitions for Year 12 (Lower Sixth Form) students in UK schools. The prizes aim to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students, from whatever background they may come, as well as the achievements of those who teach them.

Each competition carries a First Prize of £600, to be split equally between the winning candidate and his or her school or college, and a Second Prize of £400, which again is to be shared equally between the candidate and his or her school or college. The school or college’s portion of each prize will be issued in the form of book tokens. In addition, up to three further entries of a high quality will be commended.

Students can make a single entry for more than one prize, however we cannot accept multiple entries for the same prize.

Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced in early September.


 2019 closing date

 Engineering Challenge  31 May
 English Essay Prize  Not being offered in 2019
 History Essay Prize  31 May
 Linguistics Challenge  Not being offered in 2019
 Modern Languages Essay Prize  31 May
 Natural Sciences Challenge  31 May

General queries regarding the prizes should be directed to