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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.

You can find out about the winners of the 2017 English Essay prize and Linguistics Challenge here. Please check this page for more information on prizes and details of closing dates.



 2018 closing date

 Linguistics Challenge  29 May 2018
 English Essay Prize  29 May 2018
 History Prize  29 May 2018
 Engineering Challenge   29 May 2018


General queries regarding the prizes should be directed to