2015 Contest Statistics

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Overall Statistics – All Categories

Total number entries received by the deadline: 838

Total number of participating countries: 56

Country with the most participants: USA (see breakdown below)

Category with the most participants: Category 4 (see breakdown by category below)

Percent of entries in Category 1 – 5 that were disqualified for not following the contest rules: 32.8%

 

Category 1 – Ages 19-21

Total number of entries: 54
age 21: 16 entries
age 20: 21 entries
age 19: 17 entries

Percentage of entries disqualified for not following the rules: 35%

Number of entries that made it to the second round of judging: 16

Number of entries that made it to finals: 6

 

Category 2 – Ages 17-18

Total number of entries: 123
age 18: 47 entries
age 17: 76 entries

Percentage of entries disqualified for not following the rules: 31%

Number of entries that made it to the second round of judging: 23

Number of entries that made it to finals: 8

 

Category 3 – Ages 15-16

Total number of entries: 183
age 16: 94 entries
age 15: 89 entries

Percentage of entries disqualified for not following the rules: 31%

Number of entries that made it to the second round of judging: 40

Number of entries that made it to finals: 13

 

Category 4 – Ages 13-14

Total number of entries: 192
age 14: 88 entries

age 13: 104 entries

Percentage of entries disqualified for not following the rules: 35%

Number of entries that made it to the second round of judging: 35

Number of entries that made it to finals: 14

 

Category 5 – Ages 11-12

Total number of entries: 164
age 12: 87 entries
age 11: 77 entries

Percentage of entries disqualified for not following the rules: 32%

Number of entries that made it to the second round of judging: 22

Number of entries that made it to finals: 10

 

Category 6 – Ages 10&U

Total number of entries: 122

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Participating Countries 2015

Top countries:
Australia – 94
Canada – 95
England/United Kingdom – 87
India – 37
Nigeria – 29
United States – 307

Countries with 11 – 20 entries:
China/Hong Kong
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
Peru

Countries with 5 – 10 entries:
Belgium
Indonesia
Philippines
South Africa
United Arab Emirates

Countries with 4 or fewer entries:
Algeria
Armenia
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
Columbia
Croatia
Egypt
Finland
France
Gambia
Ireland
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Northern Ireland
Oman
Panama
Poland
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

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47 comments on “2015 Contest Statistics

  1. Michelle omari

    Hi Laura, I don’t seem to find the names it is august 8th where are the finalist names? Thanks

  2. Veena

    Hey Laura,
    In our time zone (UTC+08:00) it’s already August eighth and we still can’t see the results. Just want to know when we will be able to, i’m so exited!

  3. Kyra Laing

    Hi Laura,

    I’ve entered the contest, I’m 11, just wondering if the individual names of the finalists are posted or just the number.
    Also, is there runner ups to the winner, and if so do they get prizes?
    Thank you!

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