i Quiz 2015 is a National Level Quiz Competition conducted in association with UNESCO’s 2015 International Year of Light Celebrations. i Quiz 2015 is being conducted in association with UNESCO as a part of 2015 International Year of Light celebrations. The quiz is being organized in India by a group of 3 organizations namely MESCO, ILM Foundation and MS Education Academy.
All through this year, about 85 countries across the world will organize events showcasing their support to UNESCO’s IYL.
July 2015 to September 2015
i Quiz 2015 will be held in 7 Stages namely Intra School, Inter School, Inter City, State-level Selection/Elimination, Inter State, Inter Zone and Grand Final Stage
i Quiz 2015 will be held in 64 cities across India. The list of cities can be found on our website www.ibnalhaytham.in
For schools enrolling 50 students or more, Stage-1 of the Quiz will be held in the School itself. Stage-2 (Inter School) will be held in the same city where your school is located. The rest of the stages will be held at Capital Cities and the information about these venues will be communicated well in advance.
NOTE: Travel &/or Stay arrangements for Participants (for out-station test centers) will be discussed at an appropriate time (sponsorship is being solicited)
i Quiz 2015 will be conducted on the theme of ‘Golden Age of Science with focus on Contributions of Ibn Al-haytham’. The quiz will primarily cover questions about the Scientific Inventions and Research Studies that have taken place during the Medieval Century i.e. 7th Century to 16th Century.
Also, since the main theme for UNESCO’s IYL is Light and Light-based technologies, the quiz will also cover questions about Ibn Al-haytham, a Medieval Century scientist who is considered to have laid the foundations for Optics.
The questions for i Quiz 2015 will be based on inventions and innovations that have taken place between 7th & 16th Century in the field of Optics, Medicine, Science, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Architecture etc.
Registration process for i Quiz 2015
There are two stages for Registration for i Quiz 2015. The first stage is going to be School-based i.e. interested schools will have to first register for the Quiz in the name of the School only. Concerned authorities from the school will have to visit ibnalhaytham.in/school-registration and fill out the details.
Stage 2 is individual registration where in the organisers team will contact the registered schools and personally visit them & take them through the process of Individual participant registration.
The students will be provided with a Participant Booklet containing information about the topics for i Quiz 2015. Along with it, the booklet will also have website links, reference books and other list of resources from which students can access more information and prepare accordingly.
Until Stage 5, the quiz will be conducted in a written format. At every stage, Participants will be given a question paper comprising 100 Multiple Choice questions. The participants will get 2 hours of time to answer the Multiple Choice questions.
Stage 6 (Semi-final) and Stage 7 (Grand Final) will comprise other rounds (e.g. Research project, Live Stage Quiz etc) apart from the written quiz. Details about the format in these stages will be provided in the Participation Booklet.
Awards/Prizes for the Competition
The Grand Final round will be held between 16 Finalists out of which 8 Participants will qualify to be awarded with Ist, IInd, and IIIrd & 5 Consolation Prizes. The winners will be gifted with Cash prizes & Souvenirs.
Ist prize – INR 5 Lakhs
IInd Prize – INR 3 Lakhs
IIIrd Prize – INR 1 Lakh
Consolation Prizes – INR 50,000 each
Every participant will be given a Participation Certificate acknowledged by UNESCO.
Every School that sends at least 50 participants will be gifted with a ‘Proud Partner of IYL 2015’ souvenir with UNESCO logo.
If your school is not participating, individual registration from students will also be considered.
For further information, please visit http://ibnalhaytham.in/