It was a test of their memory, accuracy and general knowledge. Despite the pressure, students who participated in the Oxford Dictionary Quiz 2012 in the capital on Saturday, had fun and won many prizes.
It was not just the six teams, even those in the audience, including teachers got opportunities to win prizes and most excelled. Over 100 teams from different schools registered for the preliminary rounds, comprising a written test. Of these, six teams with two students each reached the finals.
Contestants aged between 10 and 14 years enjoyed every bit of the five-round finals, particularly the ‘buzzer’ and ‘identifying a word from jumbled images’ round. The competition was conducted by Kunal Savarkar, who worked as the Content Editor of the popular television game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.
In the end, the team from Delhi Public School, Khajaguda emerged as the winner and won the Oxford Dictionary Quiz Trophy. The team from Glendale Academy bagged the second prize and St. Joseph’s Malakpet won the third prize.
Paul Gunashekhar, Proctor, Dean of School of English Language Education presented the trophy and prizes to the winners.
“It was tough but it is exciting to be the winners,” said Aditi Kodipati, a class nine student from Delhi Public School. The quiz was conducted by Oxford University Press to mark completion of 100 years of publishing in the country.
Students here fared much better than those in other parts of the country, said Mr. Savarkar.