Original Source: http://www.gulf-times.com, 1 March, 2011
The second (Qatar) Vodafone Brain Hunt Inter-School Quiz championship, scheduled to be held in two rounds spread over the first three weeks of next month, will throw a large number of prizes for the participants as well as the finalists.
Schools and the organisers said yesterday that a large participation was expected in this year’s championship to be held across the country’s schools and three shopping malls of LuLu Hypermarket and LuLu Centre. Quiz host Kannu Baker, whose UAE-based Vision Tomorrow is teaming up with the Vodafone Qatar for the second successive year for hosting the contest, said apart from international, expatriate and some independent schools, students representing some of the local schools have also evinced interest in this year’s competition.
“Since participants are Qatar-based students coming from different geographical corners of the world, the questions in both preliminaries and finals would be of global nature,” said the quiz master. The final will consist of six rounds- challenge round (featuring questions on diverse subjects), news-makers (personalities to be identified from visual and audio clues), fun and game (based on common sense), facts and figures, spot the right (focus on IT and intelligent quotient), and buzzer round (about 10 questions to be answered by each team in 30 seconds).
Baker said besides the cash prize of Rs100,000 to be shared between the six finalists depending on their final standings, each participant stands to get a number of prizes in cash and kind, offered by the sponsors like iPhones, Ipads and mobile phones among others.
“As in last year’s contest, the audience also stands to receive a host of prizes,” he said. Last year, about 160 teams of two members each participated in the preliminaries, of which best six moved to the final, which was eventually won by DPS-Modern Indian School. Any child from class 9 to 12 could represent a participating team, he said. Any number of pairs could be nominated for the preliminaries by participating schools, added the anchor.The written preliminaries and final of the competition will be held at MES Indian School. The final will be held either on April 19 or 20, said the organisers.
Vodafone Qatar head of consumer marketing Cindy Moussa said the overwhelming response to the Qatar leg of the competition in its inaugural edition last year was acknowledgement of the show by the children. “As part of our corporate social responsibility, Vodafone has a series of programmes targeting the citizens of tomorrow across the world and this quiz contest is one of such initiatives that would go in line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030,” said Moussa.
Representatives of sponsors Abdul Muthalib (operations manager, Abu Issa Marketing & Distribution), Laxmi Narayan (general manager, Qatar UAE Exchange) and Sanju Philip (operations manager, LuLu Hypermarket) also spoke.