Competition Stats

Since the competition first began in 1995, over 120,000 students have participated in the National Biology Competition! From 1995 to 1997 we were the Ontario Biology Competition. Competition statistics are summarized below. A visualization is available at the bottom, with annual details available by hovering your mouse over each bar.

Year Eligible Contestants Schools Teams * Competition Date
2017 4,567 343 283 Thursday, April 27th
2016 4,305 330 269 Thursday, April 28th
2015 4,122 289 244 Thursday, April 30th
2014 4,161 298 247 Thursday, April 24th
2013 4,203 276 232 Thursday, April 25th
2012 4,332 300 250 Thursday, April 26th
2011 4,548 317 272 Thursday, April 28th
2010 4,702 319 259 Thursday, April 29th
2009 5,417 357 307 Thursday, April 30th
2008 5,927 415 344 Thursday, May 1st
2007 6,405 423 360 Thursday, April 26th
2006 6,804 441 377 Thursday, April 27th
2005 6,319 453 374 Thursday, April 28th
2004 5,812 446 392 Thursday, April 29th
2003 6,598 462 374 Tuesday, April 29th
2002 5,381 408 333 Thursday, May 30th
2001 4,941 401 327 Tuesday, May 1st
2000 4,969 425 349 Tuesday, May 9th
1999 5,118 440 345 Tuesday, May 4th
1998 5,278 479 383 Tuesday, May 12th
1997 3,410 312 253 Tuesday, May 13th
1996 3,310 304 245 Wednesday, May 15th
1995 2,969 277 259 Tuesday, May 9th