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Biology Challenge is open to students aged 13 to 15 years old in year 9 - year 11.


There will be two 25-minute multiple-choice papers, to be completed online.


students competed last year


schools took part last year

Competition date and time:

Thursday 9 May, 18:00-18:55 (NZ time)

Competition format:

This is an online competition that students can participate at home.

* Fees for the competition are $120 per student.

Please note: If you registered after the deadline, the fees will be doubled.


Name of Account: Pinnacle Education Group

Account: 06-0241-0684634-00


Please make payment with the students 'full name + BC' as reference.

⚠️ Please note that any fees and payments made are non-refundable.

⚠️ Before you make any payment, please read through the refund policy on our website to avoid misunderstandings.

(Terms and conditions apply).

Competition duration:

50 minutes in total.

When registering multiple students, complete a separate registration form for each student, and ensure that you use a different email for each student.

Thanks for submitting!

Close date of registering: Monday 15 Apr 2024

Register now!

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➡️School curriculum

➡️Knowledge of subject from reading book and magazine 

➡️Watching natural history programmes

➡️Taking notice of the news media for items of biological interest

➡️Generally aware of our natural flora and fauna.

PGA reserves the right to interpret all competition and course arrangements.

The successful registration is confirmed upon receipt of the registration fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the eligibility requirements?

Aged 13 – 15 years old (Year 9-11).

2. How can students access the competition?

An internet-connected computer or laptop to access online competition.

3. How are students awarded?

E-certificate with the following categories: 


• Gold
• Silver
• Bronze
• Highly Commended

4. Formats of papers and invigilation

Two, twenty-five-minute multiple-choice papers.


​Students will need to complete both papers to be considered for an award category.

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