Academic Rodeo presents a variety of awards in its contests and recognizes more than 300 students each year for their achievements. The highlight of Academic Rodeo is the recognition of these students at the Academic Rodeo Awards Celebration held in February at the conclusion of the event.
Elementary students placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any contest receive a cash award.
Nominees receive a Certificate of Recognition. The 3 honorees, 1 from each level, receive an acrylic award and a cash award.
Other Types of Awards:
Certificates - presented to team members of teams which do not place in team events (Academic Challenge Quiz, Engineering Challenge, Mathletics, Mindset Breaking Experience, and Pentathlon), and to cast and crew of One Act Plays.
Participation Ribbons - presented to any student who does not place in individual contests such as Agriculture Identification, Art Contest, Computer Science Fair, Kinder Critters, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Writing Contest, and Youth Fashion Show
Place Ribbons - presented to members of placing teams in Academic Challenge Quiz, Engineering Challenge, Mathletics, Mindset Breaking Experience, and Pentathlon; they are also presented to category winners in Youth Fashion Show
All Star Cast Ribbons - presented to up to 10 students in Drama Festival Middle School One Act Play
Honorable Mention ribbons - awarded in Art Contest and Kinder Critters Contest
Special Recognition Art Contest ribbons
- up to 6 possible recognitions in each grade level of the Art Contest - Best Black & White, Best Drawing, Best Use of Color, Most Creative, Most Original Concept, Most Suitable Title
Trophies - presented to the winning teams in Academic Challenge Quiz, Engineering Challenge, Mathletics, Mindset Breaking Experience, and Pentathlon; also presented to each play in One Act Play Festival
Medallions - presented to each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winner in Agriculture Identification Contest, Art Contest, Computer Science Fair, High School Drama Festival categories, Kinder Critters Contest, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Writing Contest; also presented to High Scoring Mathletics Students, One Act Play Outstanding Performers, High Scoring Pentathlon students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, and Division Winners in Youth Fashion Show
Special honors may be given in a contest at the discretion of Academic Rodeo and contest judges. Students or teams receiving these honors or recognitions will receive an appropriate ribbon or certificate.