MoM 1. Does the 1% improvement apply to the bonus prize?

No. The requirement that a new score must be at least 1% greater than the Challenge 2 Final Event score to be eligible for a prize does not apply to the bonus prize awarded to teams which have held the top rank of a scenario for the greatest number of weeks.

From the Rules document:

"At the end of the competition, Eligible Entrants with the top score on a scenario leaderboard may receive a $5,000 award per scenario. To qualify for this award, the top score must also be at least 1% greater than the top score from the Challenge 2 Final Event. Additionally, one bonus prize of $5,000 will be awarded for each scenario to whichever Eligible Entrant held the top rank of that scenario’s leaderboard for the greatest number of competition weeks (need not be consecutive)."

Does the requirement that a new score must be at least 1% greater than the Challenge 2 Final Event score apply to be eligible for the bonus prize?