The ASIC website explains the two levels of competition. In the ASIC Level 1 Individual Competition, a series of quizzes are conducted February 2011 through May 2011. For each quiz, students who take the quiz and score 100 percent will be placed in a pool to receive a prize. Awardees are chosen randomly from the pool of students who scored 100 percent on the quiz. At least one awardee will be chosen for each quiz.
In the ASIC Level 2 Team Trading Competition, teams of students consisting of two to four students compete against each other by developing high growth stock portfolios of six months (March 1 through September 30, 2011) on a virtual trading platform (university.jse.co.za), which shadows the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. No real currency or assets are involved. The teams that have the three best performing portfolios (based on rules guiding the virtual trading platform) as of September 30, 2011 will be awarded first, second, and third place respectively.
For each quiz competition in ASIC Level 1 Individual Competition, awardee(s) will receive an undisclosed prize with a value of less than $100.00. For ASIC Level 2 Team Trading Competition, winning teams receive the following cash prizes:
- 1st Place Team – $1,500.00
- 2nd Place Team – $1,000.00
- 3rd Place Team – $500.00