What are the Rewards?
Candidates who enter and write the English Olympiad are eligible for a certificate indicating their exam evaluation (Participation (49% or less), Merit (50-59%), Bronze (60-69%), Silver (70-79%) or Gold (80%+). Those candidates who did not complete the paper or whose answers are clearly insufficient, will not receive a certificate (Unclassified).
The 2019, the Top 3 candidates will receive substantial cash prizes of R33 000 (1st place); R30 000 (2nd place); R27 000 (3rd place) broadening their opportunities for possible further study or travel.
In 2019, the Top 15 HL candidates and Top 5 FAL candidates will be invited to attend the National Schools Festival in Grahamstown during July, free of charge.
The English Olympiad Prize Giving is held during the National Schools Festival, and the rank order of the HL Top 20 is announced as well as the FAL Top 5. The rank order of the Top 100 is announced in a media release soon after the Prize Giving. Learners who are ranked between 4th and 20th positions will receive cash prizes, and/or books or book vouchers.
The Top 50 candidates (Top 42 HL and Top 8 FAL candidates) are offered free tuition scholarships for their first year of any course of study at Rhodes University, upon successful completion of their Matriculation examination, subject to their meeting the University’s entry requirements.