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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.

The deadline for the 2018 Caius Schools Prizes has now passed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry. The winners will be announced later this year. 


 2018 closing date

 Linguistics Challenge  Closed
 English Essay Prize  Closed
 History Prize  Closed
 Engineering Challenge   Closed

General queries regarding the prizes should be directed to