Q: What happens if there is a tie in a competition?
A: In the event of a tie, the prize is split between the tied players. If there is only one prize for the competition, the amount of the prize is simply divided evenly between the tied players. If there are multiple prizes, then the prizes for the tied spots are added together, and the total is then divided between the tied players.
For example, suppose that there is a three-way tie for first place in a large competition, and let's say that the first, second, and third place prizes are $25, $15, and $8. These prizes would be added together, and the total amount ($48) would then be split between the three tied players. In this example, each player would receive $16, or one-third of the $48 total. If there was a fourth place prize, it would go to whoever has the next highest score below the three tied players, and so on.