Celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with Smartacus 2022: Details here on HT interschool quiz
Smartacus 2022: Registration for Smartacus 2022 is free. The quiz will test budding quizzers on topics spanning from history, geography, sports, language and literature, to science, arts and entertainment, culture and lifestyle and general knowledge.
Smartacus 2022, The Hindustan Times National Interschool Quiz, is here to give students an opportunity to engage in team quizzing. Propelled by the record-breaking success of ClassAct 2022, the Hindustan Times Republic Day Quiz, HT School, is set to take quizzing to the next level.
Hosted by two of India’s celebrated quizmasters, Dr Navin Jayakumar and Avinash Mudaliar, Smartacus is a pan-India online quizzing event for Indian students from grades 5 to 12. Children studying in overseas Indian schools are also eligible to take part.
Participation for Smartacus 2022 will be across four zones — North, South, East and West, with representation from all states and Union territories. The quiz will test budding quizzers on topics including history, geography, sports, language and literature, science, arts and entertainment, culture and lifestyle and general knowledge.
The selection round of this quiz will be conducted on August 15 from 2-3pm. This round will be at an individual level, where students will compete asynchronously on the Quizizz Platform. It will comprise 60 questions, including multiple-choice and type-in formats.
Registration for Smartacus 2022 is free, and students can register at https://htschool.hindustantimes.com/smartacus till the midnight of August 14, 2022. The major draw is the prizes, the world record attempt, and the media coverage. There are 4 lakh+ worth prizes up for grabs, an enviable trophy for the winning school and loads of publicity.
Dr Jayakumar, an ophthalmologist by profession and quizmaster by passion, is the founding member of The Quiz Foundation of India and is also the quizmaster for well-known national-level quizzes, such as the Landmark Quiz, the Murugappa Madras Quotient School Quiz and the Rotary Galaxy Science and Technology Quiz to name a few. He also hosted the world’s largest online school quiz, ClassAct 2022, The Hindustan Times Republic Day Quiz.
“I am eager to meet India's best brains in Smartacus 2022. It's more a love for bubbling students with an appetite for knowledge, I suppose. I would encourage kids to look beyond what is presented to them, like newspaper headlines and school textbooks. Look, think, learn, and grow,” says Dr Jayakumar.
Mudaliar has been a quizmaster for the Power of Ideas Print Quiz, Airtel Quiz-o-Mania, Airtel's techQ, and the NTPC Electron Quiz to name a few. He has also hosted quizzes for major corporates and prestigious institutions and co-hosted the world’s largest online school quiz, ClassAct 2022, The Hindustan Times Republic Day Quiz.
“I’m looking forward to the ultimate battle of the brains in Smartacus 2022. These kids never fail to surprise me. The quiz is not all about learning by rote or memorizing facts, it's more a fun quiz that spans to traverse a wide range of topics from stars in the sky to YouTube stars. We want the kids to enjoy the experience,” says Avinash Mudaliar, one of the quizmasters.
This national-level interschool quiz will be conducted over five rounds-Selection, Prelims, Semi-finals, Finals and the Quizzer of the Year. HT School will reward winners at each stage of the quiz.
After the selection round, 16 top-performing schools from each zone will be invited to participate in the Preliminary round based on the scores of their individual participants. The invited schools will create a team of 5 to compete in the Preliminary round, which will follow a knockout format.
Of the 64 schools battling it out in the preliminary round, four (one from each zone) will make it to the semi-finals. The finale will see the top two schools vying for the champion’s trophy and exciting prizes. The finale will be followed by the Quizzer of the Year contest in which 20 students from the four semi-finalist teams will compete for the most coveted award for quizzers. The Quizzer of the Year contest will take place asynchronously on the Quizizz Platform.
Each contestant will be rewarded a digital certificates of participation. HT School will be attempting a world record with Smartacus 2022, with multiple record books in attendance.
Smartacus 2022 is slated to be the biggest quiz of the year, as HT School celebrates 75 years of Indian independence in all grandeur.