The DK Quiz: Road to the Grand Finale

The DK Quiz: Road to the Grand Finale

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October 15, 2015

DK Quiz Grand Finale

After months of planning and conducting quizzes across 45 schools in Delhi-NCR, The DK Quiz 2015ended its second year in spectacular form at the Grand Finale on 12th October. The DK Quiz team worked tirelessly with ourpartners Quizcraft Global and Eureka Bookstoreto put up a commendable show.We were able to increase student participationby almost 50% over last year – with 45 schools and a total of 7,800 students participating.We also added a new onlinequizcomponent, #TheDKQuizOnline, to further expand our reach. The online quiz winnerVinamr Bajajreceived DK books as gifts and became our wild-card entry to the Grand Finale, with a chance to be shortlisted for the stage round.

DK Reading Corner
The DK Reading Corner


DK Reading Corner
Enthusiastic readers exploring the world beyond textbooks


Clay Dinosaur
Clay dinosaur models created by school kids


The DK Quiz Message Wall
The DK Quiz Message Wall


The day of the event saw frantic activity as the team set out to ready the venue. On offer was a lovely reading corner chock-full of DK books, a fun dinosaur clay-modelling activity, and our digital showcase: DKfindout!, an online knowledge website for children. Packed with facts and amazing images, the interactive website supports learning in home and school by covering every key subject area. Studentsand guests at the Grand Finale were kept thoroughly engaged as they navigated the website– we received great feedback from everyone.

DK Findout
Children participating in the DK Findout! Online Quiz


Of course the main event was all about quizzing, and the auditorium was quickly packed with our 45 winning teams and their teachers, guardians, and friends who dutifully cheered on their teams through various rounds. Ace quizmaster Adittya Nath Mubayi first conducted a written preliminary round, from which he chose the top 6 finalist teams for the stage round. They were kept on the edge of their seats with some mind-bending questions in a mix of rounds, such as audio-visual, jigsaws, direct orals and buzzer rounds. The audience too got a chance to participate through special questions and prizes.

Quiz finalists
An attentive audience witnessing the nail-biting finale


Scoreboard of The DK Quiz Grand Finale
Final scores of The DK Quiz 2015


Our 2014 champions, Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, made it to the stage round this year too, but were unfortunately unable to defend their title. Ultimately, the top three victorious teams for 2015 were:

Winners: Arjun Aryaman and Shagun Thapaliyal (Delhi Public School, Greater Noida)

Runner Up: Vishwas Tanwar and Adarsh Das (Army Public School, Delhi Cantt)

Second Runner Up: Kabir Gora and Kartikay Tyagi (New Era Public School, Mayapuri, Delhi)

DK Quiz Winners 2015
The DK Quiz 2015 winning team


Winners - The DK Quiz
Shagun Thapaliyal and Arjun Aryaman posing with their trophy and prizes


The top two teams received coveted The DK Quiz trophies, and all three teams won amazing DK books worth up to Rs 40,000. All in all, it was a brilliant show and there's already much excitement about what the next year will bring. Till then, happy quizzing!

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