India’s largest tech quiz for schools to reach out to 12 cities across the Nation
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, announced today that the Chennai edition of TCS IT Wiz 2019 – India’s largest technology quiz for schools will be held onWednesday, August 21, at Music Academy, No. 168 TTK Road, Chennai.
School students studying in class 8-12 (including Pre University of Junior college students) are eligible to participate in the event. Each institution can send a maximum of 10 teams (2 members per team) to participate. There is no entry fee.
TCS IT Wiz 2019 will be held in 12 locations in India - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune.
Each institution is allowed to send a maximum of 10 teams. Entries have to be sent through the respective institutions on or beforeAugust 17, to TCS IT Wiz Coordinator, Tata Consultancy Services, TCSL "Chennai One" - SEZ Unit, 200 Ft. Thoraipakkam - Pallavaram Ring Road, Thoraipakkam, Chennai- 600096. For details contact: 044 66161314 /9840088008. You can also register online by logging on to: www.tcsitwiz.com
Quiz format: The top six teams from the written preliminary round will qualify for the regionals finals. Only the top scoring team from each school will be called on stage in the event of multiple teams from the same school qualify for the final. The winning team from the Regional finals will contest in the Mega Finals held during December in Mumbai. The winning team along with an escort will be flown to Mumbai.
Prizes: The Regional champions this year will walk away with Rs. 60,000 worth gift vouchers while the runners-up will be rewarded Rs. 40,000 vouchers along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The 4 finalist teams will also receive gift vouchers worth Rs. 5,000 each. The Regional champions along with their parent/teacher will also fly to Mumbai for the National Finals.
Twitter & Instagram contest: The regional finals in each city will have a Twitter and an Instagram contest for all the participants. The “highest tweets” and the best “tweet of the day” will receive a sustainable eco-friendly Tritan bottle with an ingenious integrated cooler element, each and the “best two stories of the day” on Instagram will receive gift vouchers worth Rs. 2000.
To facilitate students of other locations a live webcast of the Regional finals has been organized. The web streaming of the Regional finals can be viewed on: .
The Quiz will mainly focus on:
- Applications of Information Technology across various industries and sectors including technology environment, the business, people, new trends and legends.
- Emerging areas such as cloud computing, AI, biometrics, robotics, world of Internet, unique web sites, IT buzzwords and acronyms.
- Areas where IT has made an impact – web, education, entertainment, books, music, movies, banking, advertising, sports, gaming, social media and world of mobiles.
- IT Personalities - Global, national and local, brands of IT and communication companies, software products and brands, the history of IT as well as its humorous side of Information Technology