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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.

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 to be confirmed
English Essay Prize to be confirmed


General queries regarding the prizes should be directed to