This Women's Day -- March 8, 2011 -- the Centre for Women’s Studies, Goa University is planning a different kind of celebration -- quizzes with a special focus on women.
The 'Yin-side Out' Women's Day quizzes will be conducted at two levels. The morning session will see a quiz for schools, and the afternoon will feature an open quiz. Both the quizzes will be for teams of three, with one condition -- at least one member of each team will need to be female. The Women's Day quizzes will be set and conducted by Annie Sen Gupta.
The Schools quiz is for students of any class, from I to XII. The Open edition is open to all, from the youngest school student to the sprightliest senior citizen. In each edition, prelims will be held to select six teams that will qualify for the onstage finals.
There will be prizes for winning teams, as well as for members of the audience. Lunch will be provided to participants. Entry to both quizzes is free.
Event: Women's Day Quizzes
Date: March 8, 2011
Venue: Seminar Hall, Social Sciences Faculty, Goa University
Timing: Schools edition: 9.30am – 1.00pm; Open edition: 2.00pm – 5.30pm
QM: Annie Sen Gupta
Flavour: General, but with a focus on women
Participation: Teams of three, with one female participant
Schools edition: Students of the same school, Classes I to XII. [UPDATE] For boys-only schools, teams can have two boys from the boys' school and a female participant from a different school, or three boys from the same school.
Open edition: Any three people, as long as one of them is female. Schools edition participants can try for the Open edition as well.
Schools edition: Trophies for top three teams, certificates for all participants
Open edition: Cash prizes for top three teams, plus audience prizes
Pre-registration is essential for participation. To register your team, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning your names and a contact phone number, or call 6519294 between 10.30am – 12.00noon on any day.