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For a character with a similar name, see 0th Prize.

— 1st Prize, while wandering around

1st Prize is the Science Fair's robot character of the Schoolhouse or Super Schoolhouse.


1st Prize is a poorly 3D-modeled CGI robot for the Science Fair with a teal "gym cage" as a body that has oval wheels, round hands each sporting five stubby fingers, and a large crimson heart connected to his head by wires inside his torso. His spherical head has a rectangular mouth and a cut out section revealing large googly eyes with extremely long pointy pupils.


1st Prize is a loving robot who loves to hug, showing that he is compassionate towards others. 1st Prize thinks that everyone is his friend, and is very loving since he always asks to marry the player, but doesn't like it when he loses them. He also seems to be unaware of hazards until the last minute; an example is 1st Prize pushing the player straight into Baldi, similar to Gotta Sweep.

Artificial intelligence

1st Prize coming towards the player.

Main gameplay

When 1st Prize notices the player, he will turn around very slowly until he is facing them and then accelerate forward, pushing the player down the hallway. If the player uses Safety Scissors on 1st Prize to cut his wires, he will slow down and spin around for 30 seconds (15 seconds in Classic/Birthday Bash) before recovering. The time that 1st Prize spins out will be accumulated if the player uses another pair of Safety Scissors while 1st Prize is malfunctioning. It takes a total of 24 seconds for 1st Prize to make a full 360° turn (not while his wires are cut).

1st Prize can be used to push the player down hallways quickly, which is very helpful when trying to escape Baldi. 1st Prize can also interrupt Playtime's minigame by pushing the player while they are playing jump rope. However, 1st Prize can also be a hindrance, as he can smash the player up against a wall for a few moments, blocking their sight and ability to move. He can also accidentally push the player directly into Baldi. However, 1st Prize cannot push Baldi, so he cannot push Baldi into the player. He will only go right through him, unlike Gotta Sweep.

He has a similar function to Gotta Sweep, pushing the player around the Schoolhouse. However, 1st Prize is always active and always targets the player, while Gotta Sweep is only active part of the time and follows his own path. The player can use Big Ol' Boots to pass through 1st Prize when he attempts to push them.

1st Prize breaking a window.

When 1st Prize collides with the surface while he is accelerating at fast speed, the Bang! sound will play and it will attract Baldi to the location where this sound is played. If 1st Prize rushes toward any windows, they will break and any character can pass through the wall where the smashed window is located.

Other appearances

  • 1st Prize pushing the player in Baldi's Basics Classic.

    In Baldi's Basics Classic, 1st Prize spawns in the dark hallway where the mailbox comic is found. While 1st Prize pushes the player, their stamina will not be refilled even if they do not press any buttons.
  • 1st Prize appearing with the original cast for a birthday surprise.

    In Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, 1st Prize does not appear to wear any birthday-related accessories like the rest of the original characters. This is the first time that he makes a loud thud when colliding with a wall, but unlike in Baldi's Basics Plus, this sound is also made when he collides with a wall at slow speed. At the end of the game when the player reaches the last exit in the cafeteria, 1st Prize will show up with the other characters to shout out a birthday surprise for them. Like in Classic, the player's stamina will not be refilled while 1st Prize pushes them.
  • In Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo, 1st Prize can be found in the faculty room where the Grappling Hook is located. Although he is seen from all sides, he is deactivated all the time.


  • 1st Prize is the only character that talks in text-to-speech. The text-to-speech voice for 1st Prize is from Dr. Sbaitso, but slowed down.[1]
    • After accessing the voice parameters in Dr. Sbaitso with .param and pressing the Enter key, the parameters for 1st Prize's voice are:
      • General: 0930 and type say (quote).
      • Birthday Bash: 0951. For the quote from the game itself, type say suuuerpreeize!.
  • Although 1st Prize is a robot and is called an "it" in his description, mystman12 calls him as a male in some of his posts and livestreams.
  • In Baldi's Valentine card, 1st Prize's heart is seen.
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • 1st Prize is one of the 2 characters to have a complete 360° view (meaning he can be seen in multiple angles). The second character is The Test, but his head does not count.
  • If 1st Prize is moving towards the opposite direction of Cloudy Copter's wind, he will just flicker rapidly, unless he is trying to push the player.
  • If the player hides behind 1st Prize in the corner of a hallway, 1st Prize will say his rare voice lines.
  • The reason 1st Prize's idle sounds are so rare is because of the fact 1st Prize only has a 1 in 9 chance (or an 11% chance) of saying an idle quote once he reaches his location without seeing the player, and due to the fact he moves very slowly while idle makes this even rarer.
  • 1st Prize can rarely spawn in elevators.
  • It is unknown how 1st Prize recovers from being cut by Safety Scissors.
  • In the early access trailer, 1st Prize is seen for the first time in Baldi's Basics Plus. However, due to the new navigation system being non-physics based, getting his physics-based movement working correctly posed many challenges.[2] Rarely, 1st Prize can spawn in the elevator.
    • About a month later, mystman12 stated that he got 1st Prize working again in a good way and planned to add him back in V0.2,[3] but there was a glitch where 1st Prize did not spawn in that version. This was fixed in V0.2.1.
  • In V0.2.1, Safety Scissors did not affect him.[4]
  • He is one of the five characters to not be voiced by mystman12, the others being Beans, Chalkles, Mrs. Pomp, and Johnny.
  • If 1st Prize is chasing the player and gets hit by Beans' gum, then he will be slowed down until he breaks free, going really fast and crashing into the player, with both going right into the wall right ahead of him, unless the player gets away from 1st Prize while he is stuck.
  • Prior to V0.3, 1st Prize's personal caption color was usually crimson.
    • His motor running sound's caption color was white before the V0.3 update.
  • Like Baldi and The Test, the Faculty Nametag does not affect him.
  • Unlike in Baldi's Basics Classic and Birthday Bash, 1st Prize's rare voice lines are not that rare in Baldi's Basics Plus.
  • When 1st Prize is accelerating towards the player, his motor sound's pitch gets higher.
  • Prior to V0.3.5, 1st Prize cannot break window while traveling at high speed.
Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash
  • 1st Prize's sprite seems to be strangely smaller than usual when appearing in the cafeteria for the birthday surprise. He keeps on facing the front as his sprite also rotates with the camera in said scene rather than moving in different angles.
  • When sped up, 1st Prize's sound when colliding with a wall sounds like mystman12 hitting a table.
  • According to Basically, Games!'s reply via Baldi's Basics Classic V1.4.3 changelog post, 1st Prize's loud thud has not been added in Baldi's Basics Classic, due to it being buggy in Birthday Bash and not working properly as it plays anytime when touching walls.[5]
    • This sound was later be reimplemented in Baldi's Basics Plus V0.3.5.


  • 1st Prize pushing the player will make all NPCs' sounds nearby be heavily distorted. In Baldi's Basics Plus, it only applies to Arts and Crafters and Gotta Sweep.
Baldi's Basics Plus
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    1st Prize can clip through furniture and the merry-go-round in the playground.
  • Sometimes, 1st Prize will clip through the walls when pushing the player.
  • If 1st Prize sees the player through a locked swinging door, then he will turn away from the player, but not move.
  • If Principal of the Thing gives the player detention or Arts and Crafters tries to teleport them while 1st Prize pushes them, sometimes the player will not teleport to the Principal's office or near the elevator.
    • mystman12 has stated that he is considering adding this bug as an intentional feature.[6]
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      On rare occasions, the player will be teleported to the outside of the school.
  • If 1st Prize finishes pushing the player to the end of a hallway and the player does not move after he pushes them, then 1st Prize will keep turning from side to side. If the player moves, uses the Safety Scissors, or gets teleported, 1st Prize will resume normal behavior.
  • When 1st prize pushes the player while being caught in gum. 1st prize goes back and fourth super fast then let go.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • In V1.3, Principal of the Thing puts the player in detention for being pushed by 1st Prize. This was fixed in V1.3.1.
  • Before the V1.4 update, the player could avoid 1st Prize if they were touching the side of a locker.
  • If 1st Prize is pushing the player while Arts and Crafters charges towards the player, Arts and Crafters will not teleport the player near Baldi; he will instead go right through them.
  • In mystman12's livestream of playing the game, he noticed 1st Prize sometimes slides around when trying to turn a corner. Then, he goes on to note that the function is not intentional and it was planned to be fixed in Baldi's Basics Plus.[7]



Quote Caption Description
I AM COMING READY OR NOR HERE I COME When noticing the player.
I HAVE LOST YOU - I DON'T LIKE THAT When the player gets away or 1st Prize's wires are cut.
OH - no
I HUG PEOPLE FOR ALL ETERNITY While pushing the player.
I AM LOOKING FOR YOU While wandering around.
Birthday Bash
Quote Transcript Description
SUUUERPREEIZE! When the player completes Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash.


Sound Caption Description
*Motor running* 1st Prize's main sound.
Bang! The bang when 1st Prize collides with a wall. The color of the caption is white instead of cyan.


Crash! When 1st Prize pushes the player to the window and break it. The color of the caption is white instead of cyan.


Other textures

Baldi's Basics Classic



  1. "1st Prize's voice is from this old program:" - mystman12. June 5, 2018. Twitter
  2. "Since this game's navigation system is completely non-physics based, getting First Prize's relatively physics based movement style working poses a lot of challenges." - Baldi's Basics Plus Steam Community Hub
  3. "I plan on adding him back in the game for 0.2, yes! I think I've finally come up with a good way to make him work well. As long as I don't hit any major snags, he should be in the game by then." - Micah McGonigal. July 17, 2020. Gmail
  4. "D'oh! I'll get that added in the next patch." - mystman12. September 15, 2020. Twitter
  5. "Yeah, I considered adding it in, but I found it to be a bit too buggy in Birthday Bash and I'm not really sure how to get it to work right, so I decided not to add it to the original version." - Post by Basically Games in 1.4.3 Changelog comments*
  6. "This is a bug, but I'm kind of tempted to make it a feature, haha. It would be cool if 1st Prize was hugging you so tightly that not even PotT could teleport you away!" - Baldi's Basics Plus Steam Community Hub
  7. "He's not supposed to turn like that. See, that's one of the problems the way that I have the characters' set up, there are controllers at the moment that I plan to fix in the full game, sometimes they can just slide around and do weird things like that, which is not at all intentional." - Livestream archive 1:13:59-1:14:28