Which is correct—"most number of participants" or "highest number of participants"?

In a conference, an award was given to a group that has the largest number of participants. The title of the award is "Most Number of Participants". How can the title be phrased better?

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    Can you give some context?
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 11:15
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    Most participants. Greatest number of participants.
    – Roister
    Commented Jul 1, 2021 at 16:12
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    Why not just "the most participants"?
    – GEdgar
    Commented Jul 1, 2021 at 16:19

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I have never heard "most number of participants". "Most" means "the largest number" so I think it's incorrect to use it this way.

"The highest number of participants" is not grammatically wrong, but again it sounds awkward to me. You can use "the largest number of participants" or "the greatest number of participants".


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