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Saevus magazine in association with Rotary Clubs across the country brings the FAMILY EDITION of the SAEVUS ECO ACHIEVERS QUIZ, Powered by TATA Altroz. Teams of three comprising students and parents  will be taking part in the quiz championing the cause of the natural world! The event is being held in partnership with IUCN, CEC.

The Eco-Achievers Quiz is a hugely successful and the first of its kind programme run by Saevus magazine celebrating its vision of ‘conservation through appreciation’ with an aim to develop a strong environmental consciousness among schoolchildren.

General Information

  • The 6th Edition of the immensely popular SAEVUS Eco Achievers Quiz was a Family Version in 2020. It was conducted in an online format over Zoom and Facebook.
  • Any Indian National could participate in the Quiz as a part of a family team, provided the criteria for team composition provided was met.
  • The team leader was a child from studying in Classes 1st to 10th in the Academic year 20-21. The child could have his parents as co-members.
  • Children studying in any accredited board were eligible for the Quiz.
  • In India, the Quiz started with Fourteen Preliminary Rounds and then two Wild Card Rounds.
  • Winners of the 14 Preliminary Rounds and the 2 Wild Card Rounds met for the National Finals
  • In Africa, a parallel edition was conducted in partnership with Wildlife Clubs of Kenya
  • Winners of the India National Finals met the Top three teams from the Africa Edition of the Quiz at the India Africa Mega Finals.
  • The National Finals and the India Africa Mega Finals were held on February 2nd.
  • Each child(family) received a participation certificate in the e-format and winners received e-certificates and cash vouchers will be given.
  • This was the first of its kind international exercise in wildlife quizzing with families, across continents.

      Winners of Family Edition 2020

National Finale - India Final Winner

Rank s

Name

Class

School Name

Winner 

Dhruva MeghashyamShirodkar

4th

Smt. SulochanadeviSinghania School, Thane

 

 

 

 

1st runner up

Kiran Thomas Tyson

6th

BhavansVidyaMandir, Girinagar, Kochi, Kerala

 

 

 

 

2nd runner up

Yukta Singh

7th

Centre Point School, Amaravati, Nagpur


Africa Final Winner

Rank

Name

Class

School Name

Winner

Kiran Thomas Tyson

6th

BhavansVidyaMandir, Girinagar, Kochi, Kerala

 

 

 

 

1st runner up

Dhruva MeghashyamShirodkar

4th

Smt. SulochanadeviSinghania School, Thane

 

 

 

 

2nd runner up

Yukta Singh

7th

Centre Point School, Amaravati, Nagpur

 

 
 
FAQ

The SAEVUS Eco Achievers Quiz will be a Family Edition in 2020. It will be conducted in an online format over Zoom and Facebook.

When will the Quiz be launched?
The Quiz launch event will happen on the 3rd of October at 11 am.

Who can participate in the quiz?
Any Indian National can participate in the Quiz as a part of family team, provided the criteria for team composition provided below is met.

What will be the Team composition?
The team leader will be a child from middle school studying in Classes 5th, 6th or 7th in the Academic year 20-21. The team will have both his parents as his co-members. In case, any one parent cannot participate for any reason, please drop in a mail and we will discuss on alternate arrangements.

Can my sibling participate in the Quiz?
No sibling studying in any school, college or university in any academic curriculum can participate in the Quiz.

Will I represent my school during the Quiz?
Yes, you will represent your school and the partner Rotary Club in your city (if any) during the Quiz.

Children from which Boards will be eligible for the Quiz?
Children studying in any accredited board, National or State, will be eligible for the Quiz.

Will there be an ID card I will have to show during the Quiz?
Yes, ID verification will be done during the second round of the Quiz.

How will I register for the Quiz?
The Registration link is shared herewith. Please use it to register and get updates on the Quiz.

Will the editions be held city wise?
There will be no school/city/state/zone based allocation for participants. It will only be in the order of registration on our portal.

What will be the dates for the Quiz?
The following dates have been opened for the quiz for now. 
October - 17, 18, 24, 25
Many new dates will open up in November and December. Please keep an eye on our registration page for details.

Will all dates be available to me?
The Registration portal will have few open dates at a time. You may register for any of these open dates.

Will there be unlimited participants for each session?
No, there will be limited seats for every session, allotted on first come first served basis, only through the Registration site.

Can I reserve my slot over a phone call or mail?
No other method of reserving a slot will be possible except through the Registration site. So, no verbal or written communication other than a valid registration will be entertained.

Can I do a group booking for me and my friends?
No group bookings are permitted. Only individuals can register their family teams.

Can I register for future attempts after participating in one Quiz?
On any one particular date, you can register for only one attempt at the quiz. However, you can choose different dates and register for those dates.

What will be the timings of the Quiz?
The timings of the Quizzes will be as below:
Saturdays: 3 pm to 6 pm
Sundays: 1030 am to 130 pm
Can I choose any day to participate in the quiz?
Yes, you can choose any day as per your convenience once the day opens up on our registration site.

What do I need to join the Quiz?
• You will need a laptop/mobile and an active internet connection to participate in the Quiz.
• You will also need to keep your registration details handy when you join the Quiz.
• You will need to keep the Registered telephone with WhatsApp installed with you. Only one phone will be permitted per team .

Do I need to attend the Quiz in school uniform?
Yes, you will require to be in school uniform during the quiz. Parents also need to be in semi-formals/formals during the Quiz.

What is the participation fee for the Quiz?
A nominal participation fee of INR 50/- plus GST will need to be paid as the participation fee on the registration portal.

What is the Study material for the Quiz?
To help participants prepare for the quiz, we are sharinga Bank of over 3000 questions from previous editions which is available on payment of INR 200/-. This is optional for all candidates.

Will there be a refund given if I decide to back out from the Quiz after registering?
Fees paid towards participation and study material will be non-refundable.

What are the different rounds of the Quiz?
The Quiz will have four rounds.
Round 1: Preliminary Round
Round 2: Session Finals
Round 3: National Finals
Round 4: India Africa Mega Finals

What will be the Format of the Preliminary Round?
All Registered candidates for a particular date will be eligible to be a part of the Preliminary round.
Preliminary Round:

1. Each quiz will begin with a preliminary round consisting of 25 questions.
2. This round of the quiz will take place on the Kahoot! Platform.
3. On the day of the quiz, the link to the Kahoot quiz will be sent over WhatsApp to each of the participating teams.
4. The teams will have to log in to the quiz and enter their Team ID in the “Nickname” field.
5. The quiz will close automatically after 30 minutes and will cease to be accessible thereafter.
6. Once the allotted time is over, teams can use the same link to access the leaderboard and ascertain how they performed vis-a-vis the other teams.
7. The top 16 highest scorers from the Preliminary Round will progress to the final.

Session Final Round:
1. The final round will take place on the Zoom platform.
2. Each of the 16 qualifying teams will be sent the Zoom link to join half an hour before the start of the quiz, over WhatsApp.
3. The finals round will consist of 32 questions. Answers will be given orally as well as on ‘Pounce”.
4. To ‘Pounce” on a question, participants will send a message directly to aRegistered Saevus number on WhatsApp. The Registered Saevus number will be shared with the teams prior to the quiz.
5. The teams will also be sent a ‘Double’ card over WhatsApp prior to the quiz. To play the ‘Double’ card teams will have to show the card on their phones over video.
5. The winner of the Final Round will progress to the National Finals.
6. The top 3 finishers for every session will receive prizes.

What will be the exact time slots for the two rounds?
Breakup for the time slots:
Saturdays:
Preliminary round (Kahoot Quiz): 3 pm -330 pm
Session Final(Zoom Quiz): 4 pm-6 pm

Sundays:
Preliminary Round (Kahoot Quiz): 1030 am-11 am
Session Final(Zoom Quiz): 1130 am– 130 pm

How will I know if I have cleared the Preliminary Round?
We will intimate each qualifying team individually via a WhatsApp message. However, if your team has a position within the Top 16 teams, please keep yourself available for the next round. In case, we are not able to reach you within this time, please, please send a message to Saevus registered number for
the Quiz which will be shared with you.

How will Saevus ensure that WhatsApp answers are not googled?
Saevus will endeavour to set questions which cannot be searched directly on Google. Moreover, the teams will be awarded points based on the fastest correct answers received by us. Anyone who knows the answer will be able to send it faster than an answer which has been searched on Google.

Network issues may delay in sending the answers. How will Saevus tackle this problem?
Saevus will not be able to take any responsibility arising from network problems. You are requested to have a fast and stable internet connection and power back-up when you are appearing for the second round of the quiz.

Do I get a second chance if I lose out in the Preliminary round?
Yes, we will have a Wild Card round where some finalists will be chosen from candidates who missed making it to the second round.

Will there be prizes for the Quiz?
Yes, there will be vouchers for each session of the quiz. There will also be prizes for the Finals and Mega Finals.

Will I get a participation certificate?
Yes, each child(family) will get a participation certificate in the e-format plus winners’e-certificates and prizes will be given.

What happens if I win the first round?
If you are a winner for the first round, you will be invited to the National finals.

Can I change the group composition in the subsequent rounds?
No, group compositions cannot be changed. If there is an unsurmountable reason, please write to us and we will revert with our decision.

Can my friends and family watch the quiz?
Yes, your friends and family can watch the quizzes live on Facebook.

Contact us
If you have any queries about  the current edition of the Eco-Achievers Quiz  write to us at saevus.ecoachievers@gmail.com