Applications open for NZ SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2017
NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS JAPANESE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday June 16, 2017
(Registrations start prior to this – approx 6pm depending on venue)
The third New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships follows the successful events held in 2015 and 2016.
The event will be held at EIGHT venues in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Teams from each venue will compete with other teams from their venue, with a winner from EACH venue. All regions will be sitting the exact same quiz at the same time.
The evening aims to provide students an opportunity to use their cultural knowledge for a real purpose together with other students of Japanese that they would not normally have an opportunity to mix with. The end goal is for students to acquire extra motivation to continue with their studies of Japanese at school and beyond.
Questions are based on JAPANESE CULTURE and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE. There will be NO Japanese language questions.
The event will be based on a pub quiz format, with questions shown on PowerPoint slides via a data projector.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY FOR MORE INFORMATION
1.1 Please register HERE or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ml08diaAdGr4R-tCZfrgphnQkvsHJsmigD1T4jkshFA/viewform
1.2 Registrations must be received by 12noon Friday May 5.
- VENUE INFORMATION (WHEN/WHERE)
2.1 The event will take place on Friday June 16, 2017.
2.2 Teams must register between 6:00-6:20pm.
2.3 The event will start (first question) at 6:30pm and finish at approximately 8pm
2.4 Venues are as follows:
- AUT University (Auckland City) – co-hosted by University of Auckland and AUT;
- Waikato Univeristy (Hamilton);
- IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute (Palmerston North);
- Victoria University (Wellington);
- Nelson College for Girls;
- St Margaret’s College; (Christchurch)
- Kings High School (Dunedin)
- James Hargest College (Invercargill)
3.1 A minimum of three students and a maximum of four students must make up each team.
3.2 Students must be in Years 7-10.
3.3 For most regions A MAXIMUM of TWO teams per school are allowed to compete. Southland at this stage is the only exception where more than two teams will be permitted. A second team may will only be able to participate if there is room at the venue. Allocations for a second team will be on a first applied-first allocated basis. Some venues might not be able to cater for all schools so please act swiftly to get your applications in. Schools will be informed of final team allocations in mid-May.
3.4 While the championships are aimed at students studying Japanese, teams may be made up of students not studying Japanese.
3.5 Students must NOT have been born in Japan.
Students must NOT have spent more than one year of their schooling living in Japan.
Students must NOT have a Japanese native parent.
- TRIVIA FORMAT
4.1 There will be 5 categories with approximately 10 questions in each. The questions will be based on CULTURE and NOT language. Final categories will be announced in mid-May.
4.2. The quiz will follow a pub quiz format with questions shown on a data projector. Teams answer questions on their answer sheet and bring them to the markers after each of the 5 rounds.
4.3 A copy of the 2015 and 2016 quizzes will be sent to all participating schools in mid-May.
4.4 The team with the most questions correct at each venue shall be deemed the winner.
5.1 Registration is FREE.
6.1 Individuals in teams placing 1st and 2nd in each region will each receive a prize.
6.2 The team with the highest score nationwide will be awarded the National trophy. In the event that two or more teams are tied with the same number of points, a countback system will be used with each of the team’s best rounds deducted from their total until a winner is determined. If the teams are still tied then the trophy will be shared.
- TRANSPORT SUBSIDIES
7.1 Transport subsidies are available for teams travelling long distances (e.g. 100km). Please indicate this on the registration form.
8.1 Schools will be informed of parking availability in May.
9.1 Venues will require senior student volunteers to assist with marking and setting up the venue. Without volunteers the event might not be able to proceed. Please indicate if you are able to support the evening by supplying senior students to assist on the night.
10.1 Drinks and snacks will be available for participants and volunteers at MOST venues. Schools will be informed if drinks and snacks are not available. There is no extra charge for this.
- DRESS UP!
11.1 We encourage all students to dress up in a Japanese theme. We hope to find a slot during the quiz where the best dressed team will be recognised.
12.1 Please contact Adam Burden at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the event.
Please inform your students that photos taken at the events might appear in either offline or online locations (e.g. venue websites, social and other media).