Files that are eligible for prizes will be rated with the following weightage - 50 % quality (resolution, clarity, elegance), 50 % utility value (How useful they will be in illustrating Tamil wiki pages and pages in other wikis)
Prize winners will also be awarded certificates. Prize winning entries will be displayed in main pages of Tamil Wiki projects
A contestant can win only one of the general category (First-Second-Third-Consolation) prizes. A winner among these four can also win in the continuous contribution and special prize categories. But a single entry can win only one prize. A prize winning entry in the general categories will not be considered for prizes in the continuous contribution and special prize categories.
Though prizes have been announced in US dollars for uniformity, the prize money is being held in Indian Rupees. Due to exchange rate fluctuations, there will be small changes in the final prize money distributed after the competition is over (March 2012)