Caribou Cup Prizes
The top performing students and schools in the Caribou Cup get awarded cash prizes at the end of the school year. The Caribou Cup is a sum of all contests through the school year, where we take the best five of six contests that each student has written and sum their points and time. Those two sums are the student's points and time in the Caribou Cup.
The amount of money given out as a prize is calculated as follows, where
score is the percentage score
the student got in the Caribou Cup (eg 360 points out of a possible 480 =
|1st||$100 × ||$30 × |
|2nd||$75 × ||$22.50 × |
|3rd||$50 × ||$15 × |
|4th and above||$30 × ||$9 × |
Prizes are awarded in this manner until the prize pool is empty. Then, we round student prizes up to $10 and school prizes up to $15 if they were lower than that. The prize pools for each grade level are as follows (subject to change):
- Grade 3/4 - $300
- Grade 5/6 - $300
- Grade 7/8 - $300
- Grade 9/10 - $300
- Grade 11/12 - $300
Typically, first place students will receive around $90, second $70, third $40, fourth on $10-$25, and 5-10 students in each age group will receive prizes.
Each student is able to print a certificate of merit after each contest is marked. Caribou Cup certificates are also available after the last contest in the school year. Click the buttons below to generate some sample certificates.