Prizes / sponsor

The winning team and runner up teams are announced shortly after the close of the competition window.


The winning team will receive £300 with £200 for the second placed team and £100 for the third placed team.

The names and school of the winning team will be inscribed on the physical Braben Cup, which will remain at The Perse School. Photographic mementos of the inscribed cup will be digitally sent to the winning school.

Our latest results are shown below.

Our sponsor

David B Cropped

We are delighted to announce that this competition is being sponsored by Dr David Braben OBE FREng in providing the trophy cup and annual prize money.

David is a British game developer, game designer, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-creator of the Elite series, space trading computer games, first published in 1984. He is also a co-founder of and works as a trustee for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

David has been called “one of the most influential computer game programmers of all time” (The Telegraph, 2014), based on his early game development with the Elite series. David was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to the UK computer and video games industry. In 2015, Braben was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in video gaming at the 11th British Academy Games Awards.

2019 Results

Distinctions were awarded in the final round to teams scoring 67 or above (top 25%, max 120). Merits were awarded to teams scoring at least 44 (top 50%) with a Higher Participation certificate level set at score 30.

Team 1: The Perse School for a team score of 117
Team 2: The Downs School for a team score of 107
Team 3: The Perse School for a team score of 106

The “top 100” hall of fame team places for 2019 is as follows:

1The Perse School
2The Downs School
3The Perse School
4Pocklington School
6The Perse School
8The Perse School
9Magdalen College School
10St Olave’s Grammar School
11Gresham’s School
12Magdalen College School
13St Olave’s Grammar School
14Magdalen College School
15Birkdale School
16St Olave’s Grammar School
17St Paul’s Juniors
18The Perse School
19Bedford Modern
20National Junior College
21National Junior College
22The Portsmouth Grammar School
23Oundle School
24Bedford Modern
25St Paul’s School, Barnes
26The Manchester Grammar School
27Robert Gordon’s College
28City of London School
29St Paul’s School, Barnes
30St Paul’s School, Barnes
31National Junior College
32National Junior College
33Magdalen College School
34Magdalen College School
35Rendcomb College
36St Albans School
37St Albans School
38King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
39The Perse School
40Magdalen College School
41Dartford Grammar School
42Reigate Grammar School
43The Portsmouth Grammar School
44The Portsmouth Grammar School
46Dunman High School
47The Manchester Grammar School
48Exeter School
49Truro School
50The Perse School
51St Paul’s School, Barnes
52Bradford Grammar School
53Jerudong International School
54George Heriot’s School
55Helsby High School
56Brampton Manor Academy
57Robert Gordon’s College
58Oundle School
59Gresham’s School
60Reigate Grammar School
61Heritage School
62King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
63King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
64Bridge Academy Hackney
65St Albans School
66St Olave’s Grammar School
67Sawston Village College
68St Olave’s Grammar School
69Jerudong International School
70RGS Guildford
71City of London School
72Norwich School
73The Perse School
74National Junior College
75Dartford Grammar School
76Bishop Luffa School
77Warwick School
78Magdalen College School
79The Portsmouth Grammar School
81Norwich School
82St Paul’s School, Barnes
83George Heriot’s School
84Dunman High School
85Sawston Village College
87Dunman High School
88Dunman High School
89Soham Village College
90Magdalen College School
91Sawston Village College
92The Portsmouth Grammar School
93Withington Girls School
94Godolphin & Latymer
95Norwich School
96King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
97The Portsmouth Grammar School
98St Olave’s Grammar School
99The Perse School
100Magdalen College School

2018 Results

Entries which satisfied all of the competition requirements were awarded a formal competition placement. All team entries were awarded distinction/merit/participation certificates in the ratio 25%/25%/50%.

Of the formally placed results, congratulations go to:

1. Team C of The Perse School for a score of 168 (max 270)
2. Team A from The Downs for a score of 154
3. Team A from Magdalen College School for a score of 139