- The Top 5% of students in Canadian schools will receive certificates designating them as National Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as National Biology Scholars with Distinction.
- The Top 5% of students in schools outside of Canada will receive certificates designating them as International Biology Scholars; the Top 1% as International Biology Scholars with Distinction.
- Each school with 10 or more participating students will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement to award to its top scorer in the competition. Schools with fewer than 10 participating students will also receive a certificate if the top student in that school scored in the top 30% of all participants.
The Top 1% of students in Canadian schools and the Top 1% of students in schools oustide of Canada will each receive cash prizes as follows:
- 1st: $300
- 2nd: $200
- 3rd: $100
- the remaining 1% (beginning with 4th place): $50 each
Schools with at least 5 eligible students will be entered into team competition and ranked on the Top Schools lists. The team scores are calculated by totaling the scores of the top 5 eligible students at each school.
The top three Canadian schools and the top three schools outside of Canada will each receive a Certificate of Excellence.
Schools entering fewer than 5 eligible students are not eligible for team competition.