Quiz Rules and Guidelines

5 th N a t i o n a l
Secondar y Schools’
Quiz Competition 2015
January 14th - June 1st, 2015
Rules
&
Guidelines
INTRODUCTION
The National Secondary Schools’ ‘In the Know with
H2O: WASA- 50 Years & Beyond” Quiz
Competition will be held during the period January
2015 to May 2015.
Students of ALL secondary schools in Trinidad
and Tobago are eligible to participate.
One entry per school must be submitted.
Students must be currently registered in the school's
Form 3 and 4 classes.
OBJECTIVE
 To promote education amongst the secondary
school population and by extension the wider
Community.
 To facilitate the involvement of schools, civil
society and the corporate sector in the thorough
understanding of the issues affecting the water and
wastewater sector.
 To share information and empower the society,
via the student population, to change their
behaviour toward protection of the natural
environment and to secure this finite resource,
WATER, for present and future generations.
The team must comprise four members with two
reserves. They may be a combination of forms 3
and 4.
preliminaries will compete against each other with the
winners progressing to the quarter-finals.
 Schools will be notified by e-mail as to the date and
time of their scheduled competition.
All participants are required to arrive one (1) hour
before taping (preliminaries only) and two (2) hours
before live broadcast (quarter-finals to finals).
Ten points will de deducted from the overall quiz
score for failure to arrive as scheduled.
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 Registration period is Monday 20 October to
Thursday 21st November 2015.
QUALIFICATION ROUND
Teams representing the participating schools will be
required to sit a qualification test to make it to the
preliminaries. The students will be asked to complete
40 questions in 1 hour. This will be done using a
computerised system which records the individual and
overall team scores as well as the cumulative time
taken by the team to complete the test. A controlled
and supervised testing area will be provided.
Students must represent their teams in full school
uniform.
Each team will be required to sign in at the
registration desk upon arrival at each stage of the
competition.
No school will be allowed to participate without a
teacher or official school representative present. In
addition no student is permitted to wander the
competition venue without a liaison.
STUDY TOPICS AND INFORMATION
All cell phones must be SWITCHED OFF before
 Students are to be tested on the following topic
 At the end of the qualification round, the schools will
entering the competition venue.
areas:
be placed according to the total team score. In the
 History of the Water Sector
event scores are tied, the fastest team completion time Each school must have 8 additional students

History of the Wastewater Sector
will be used. The top 16 schools will thereafter
exclusive of the 4- member team and 2 alternates to
progress to the Preliminary Round.
 Social & Economic Impacts
be a part of the studio audience. This is a Mandatory
 Leadership
Requirement.10 points will be deducted from a
The qualification round will take place at the Public
 Future Plans
schools overall total for failure to comply with the
Education Centre, Farm Road, St. Joseph from
rule.
Monday 02nd to Friday 6th March, 2015. Schools will
 A Student Summary Study Guide and Study Manual
be notified as to the date and time.
will be provided to all participating schools via
Substitutions are forbidden during the actual
www.wasa.gov.tt to guide students on the
competition. However a team is not required to use the
PRELIMINARIES TO THE FINALS
information in the given focus areas.
same four players in subsequent match.
Questions for the quiz will fall under categories
identified in the Student Study Manual.
 Information will also be provided through the
BUZZER SYSTEM
Authority’s website (www.wasa.gov.tt) and
Participants will have use of a buzzer system to answer
 The entire competition will be held at WASA’s
Facebook page.
questions. The hand of the participant MUST BE
Public Education Centre, Head Office, St. Joseph.
LOCATED ON THE PLAYER CONSOLE TO
 All qualifying participants will receive Certificates
THE RIGHT OR LEFT OF THE BUZZER.
 An orientation session will be conducted at the P.E.C.
of Participation.
Failure to comply with this rule will incur an
before the start of the preliminaries. Attendance is
instant penalty of 100 points. Once the buzzer lights
mandatory.
Up/ beeps students will be permitted to answer the
question. The buzzer system is a lock out system.
The sixteen (16) schools qualifying for the
ELIGIBILITY
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