The 11th edition of the annual multi-city quiz contest The Hindu Young World Quiz '10 will be held in 16 centres across south India, starting in Vijayawada on 21st October. In Hyderabad, it will held on 23rd October, at the APSRTC Kala Bhavan. Billed as the most eagerly looked forward to event for school children, the quiz will be conducted at 16 centres with questions from varied topics including epics, history, films, music and science.
This quiz will be held at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Salem, Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Trichy, Madurai, Puducherry and Tirupati, and will culminate in a Grand Finale in Chennai. There are 6 cash prizes at the regional level and 6 at the Grand Finale.
At each centre, there will be a written preliminary round to select the six teams for the regional finals. The preliminary round and the regional finals in each region will be held on the same day. One winning team from each region will be eligible to participate in the national semifinal to be held this year in Chennai. Two semifinals of 8 teams in each will be held at Chennai on 25th November, out of which 6 teams will be selected to compete each other for the top honors at Chennai on the same day.
The contest is open this year for students from classes 7 to 9. Any 2 students from the same school can form a team, and each school can send in a maximum of 4 teams using the entry cards sent to them. The Hindu will meet the cost of the travel, boarding, and lodging of the teams and for one accompanying parent or teacher from the other centres for the Grand Finale in Chennai.
Quizmaster V V Ramanan will host the show. Ramanan has won many a top prize at quizzes at schools, colleges and corporates, and on radio & television. He has been a regional finalist in BBC's Mastermind India. He has been part of the team that won the National final of the popular Landmark Quiz.
The regional winners will bag Rs. 15,000 as the first prize, Rs. 12,000 for the second, Rs. 10,000 for the third and Rs. 2,000 each for the 4th to 6th positions. The prize money for the winner in the grand final has been more than doubled from last year, to Rs. 50,000. The second prize will be Rs. 40,000, and the third Rs. 30,000.
The fourth, fifth and sixth places will carry Rs. 10,000 each. In addition, many other prizes have been lined up for participants and the audience. The families of the participants in the winning team in the Grand Finale at Chennai will get a bonus - a Tata Nano car each.
Please contact 2340-3902 for further details.