Yulia Zdanovska Award
In 2015, Yulia was the winner of the Ukrainian Bebras contest, amongst other achievements. In 2017 she was a member of the top team in the Eurpoean Girls’ Olympiad in Mathematics. On March 3 2022, Yulia was killed, at age 21, during a Russian missile strike on residential areas of Kharkiv. In New Zealand Bebras started about a week later. In honour of her, it was decided to award the top Senior student(s) a prize of $200, to be divided equally in the case of a tie. This award will continue for 3 years. The prize money was donated by 2 sponsors: The Computer Science Department, Canterbury University and the New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics. New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics Previously in New Zealand, Bebras has emphasised participation rather than top scores.