12 March 2013

VISTA 2012-2013: the numbers

With the theoretical rounds of VISTA 2012-2013 now over, it’s time to go over the statistics and see if the competition lived up to its aim of being the biggest and best VISTA ever.

Before Round One even started, VISTA 2012-2013 broke its 2011 record for registrations, and exceeded all set targets. 16,710 people forming 4391 teams signed up – a significant increase on VISTA 2011, which attracted 13,704 participants and 3740 teams – at the time a new record.
But apart from attracting higher numbers, VISTA 2012-2013 also saw the competition expand into new markets, with a total of 93 countries represented. Again, this is a huge increase compared to the 75 countries represented at VISTA 2011.

In 2011. 13,019 participants completed all three theoretical rounds. For VISTA 2012-2013, this has risen to 15,158 participants. It is estimated that Round Three resulted in approximately 151,580 hours of training. All three rounds combined produced 475,690 hours.

Average results for VISTA 2012-2013 were also higher than previous competitions. In Round Three, 70% of answers submitted were correct, and 74% in Round Two. 217 teams achieved a perfect 30 points in Round Two, and 157 teams did the same in Round Three. For the purposes of comparison, Round Three of VISTA 2011 reported 68% correct answers and had 22 teams achieve 30 points.