The NYS Summer Classic Fishing Tournament cash prize levels are solely based upon angler participation. 
There are 9 categories of fish, the placements below apply to each category. The greater the number of 
participating anglers, the greater the number of places and the Higher the payout according to the following levels:

Level 0: (top 3 place in each category, 27 total placements)
   # Anglers:          Grand Prize:       1st:           2nd:           3rd:  
     <500                     $250                  $50            $30            $25  
       500                     $500                $100            $50            $35  
       750                     $500                $125            $75            $50 

Level 1: (top 5 place in each category, 45 total placements, plus $25 each week for the largest fish of each category and Mount for overall largest fish)
 # Anglers:     Grand Prize:    1st:          2nd:         3rd:        4th:        5th:
    1000                $1,000          $150        $125       $100         $75        $50
    1250                $1,250          $350        $175       $150       $100        $75
    1500                $1,750          $500        $300       $200       $125        $100
    1750                $2,500          $800        $500       $300       $125        $100
    2000                $5,000          $900        $500       $300       $125        $100
    2250                $10,000      $1000        $500       $300       $125        $100
    2500                $12,000      $1000        $600       $300       $125        $100
    2750                $13,000      $1000        $600       $400       $150        $100

Level 2: (top 10 place in each category, 90 placements, plus $50 each week for the largest fish of each category, Mount for overall largest fish, and $500 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:     Grand Prize:       1st:          2nd:         3rd:          4th:         5th:        6th:        7th:      8th:        9th:       10th:
    3000                $15,000         $1000        $600        $400         $300        $250      $200      $175     $150       $125       $100

Level 3: (top 15 place in each category, 120 placements, plus $75 each week for largest fish in every category, Mount for the overall largest fish, and $1000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:      Grand Prize:       1st:        2nd:        3rd:         4th:        5th:        6th:        7th:        8th:        9th:      10th:      11th:     12th:     13th:     14th:      15th:
    5000                $20,000         $2,500     $1000      $500        $250      $225       $200      $190       $180       $170      $160      $150      $140     $130      $120       $100

Level 4: (top 20 place in each category, 180 placements, plus a Kayak per week door prize, plus $100 each week for largest fish in every category, all 1st Place fish receive Mounts, and $2,500 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:       1st:        2nd:         3rd:        4th:     5th:      6th:      7th:      8th:      9th:     10th:    11th:    12th:   13th:    14th:    15th: 16th: 17th: 18th: 19th: 20th:
    10,000            $25,000        $5,000    $2,500      $1000      $700    $600    $550    $500     $450     $425    $400     $375    $350    $325    $300     $275   $250  $225  $200   $175   $150

Level 5: (top 20 place in each category, 180 placements, plus a Quad per week door prize, plus $250 each week for largest fish in every category, all 1st Place fish receive Mounts, and $5,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:     1st:           2nd:        3rd:         4th:       5th:       6th:      7th:      8th:      9th:     10th:    11th:    12th:    13th:    14th:   15th:  16th:  17th: 18th:  19th:  20th:
    20,000          $55,000        $10,000     $5,000    $1,600      $1,200    $1000    $900    $800     $700     $600    $500    $450     $400     $350     $300   $250   $250   $250   $250   $250   $250


Level 6: (top 20 place in each category, 180 placements, plus a Quad w/ $500 Cash per week door prize, plus $250 each week for largest fish in each category, all 1st Place fish receive Mounts, and $5,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:    1st:         2nd:         3rd:         4th:        5th:     6th:     7th:       8th:       9th:    10th:    11th:    12th:    13th:    14th:   15th: 16th:  17th: 18th: 19th:  20th:
    25,000          $75,000    $12,000    $5,000    $1,600    $1,200      $1,000    $900    $800    $700       $600    $500    $450    $400     $350     $300   $250  $250   $250  $250   $250   $250

Level 7:  (top 20 place in each category, 180 placements, plus a Quad w/ $1k Cash per week door prize, plus $500 each week for largest fish in each category, all 1st Place fish receive Mounts, and $20,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:    1st:          2nd:        3rd:         4th:        5th:      6th:       7th:      8th:      9th:     10th:    11th:    12th:    13th:    14th:   15th:   16th:  17th: 18th: 19th:  20th:
    40,000         $100,000     $15,000    $10,000    $5,000    $2,500     $1,500  $1,200  $1,000   $800     $700    $600    $500     $500     $500     $500    $500   $500  $500  $500  $500  $500

Level 8:  (top 20 place in each category, 180 placements, plus a Quad w/ $2,500 Cash per week door prize, plus $1,000 each week for largest fish in each category, all 1st Place fish receive Mounts, and $25,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:    1st:           2nd:          3rd:         4th:       5th:         6th:         7th:      8th:     9th:      10th:      11th:     12th:      13th:    14th:      15th:      16th:     17th:      18th      19th:      20th:
    50,000          $125,000    $20,000    $12,000      $8,000    $5,000    $3,000    $2,500    $2,000   $1,500  $1,200  $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000  $1,000

Level 9:  (top 25 place in each category, 225 placements, plus a Lund Boat w/ $10k Cash per week (draw from Top Fish), plus $2,000 each week for largest fish in each category, all Top 3 fish in each category receive Mounts, and $25,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:    1st:           2nd:         3rd:         4th:           5th:         6th:          7th:        8th:       9th:       10th:      11th:      12th:      13th:     14th:      15th:   16th:    17th:      18th:     19th:      20th:      21st:     22nd:   23rd:   24th:    25th:
    75,000          $250,000    $25,000    $20,000     $15,000   $10,000      $5,000    $4,000     $3,500   $3,000   $2,500    $2,000    $1,800   $1,600  $1,400  $1,200   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000   $1,000  $1,000  $1,000   $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000

Level 10:  (top 25 place in each category, 225 placements, plus a Toyota Tundra w/ $10k Cash each week (draw from Top Fish), plus $2,500 each week for largest fish in each category, all Top 3 fish in each category receive Mounts, and $25,000 towards NY fish stocking programs)
 # Anglers:    Grand Prize:    1st:           2nd:         3rd:         4th:         5th:         6th:         7th:          8th:        9th:     10th:     11th:    12th:     13th:    14th:      15th:    16th:    17th:     18th:    19th:    20th:    21st:     22nd:    23rd:    24th:     25th:
    100,000       $250,000    $25,000    $20,000    $18,000   $16,000  $12,000  $10,000   $7,500     $5,000    $3,500   $2,500   $2,000   $1,600  $1,400  $1,200  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000  $1,000

NYS Summer Classic Prize Levels