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The Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest is an Indian quiz contest that began on April 12, 1972. Sponsored by Cadbury India, it is one of India's most famous quiz contests. Originally held live in cities across the country, it later became a radio show and then, in June 1992, a television show on Zee TV. Later, the show was shifted to another television channel, Sony Entertainment Television. Currently, the show is telecast on the television channel Colors. The show is hosted by Derek O'Brien. The original quizmaster on the radio show was Hamid Sayani, a prominent Indian broadcast personality.[1] After the first four years, Hamid died and the show was taken over by his brother Ameen Sayani.[2]

According to the show's organizers, they are looking for children with proven talents who have been rewarded by their school. The children who take part must be able to present themselves clearly in Hindi or English. Also, participants should be able to balance their academics with their extracurricular activities. Each team consists of students from a given school.

The Bournvita Confidence Champion was organised in 2006 and the winner was Palak Muchhal (a singer) from Queens, Indore.The winner of Confidence Championship 2007 was a boy from Ajmer who won a trip to Europe while the runner up was Ritam from Kolkata.

Return on television[edit]

Winners Anusha Malhotra and Nitya Bansal

The show made a return to television in 2011 on Colors TV. Bournvita Quiz Contest was pulled off air in 2007.[3] The winner of this quiz was Rushikesh Thawale.This was after fans launched a campaign on popular social networking site Facebook to bring the show back, devoting a page to the cause and calling it 'Bring BQC Back'. The show now returned with a difference. Earlier the show was completely in English. Now Hindi was also introduced. Saumya Tandon became the co quiz master, assisting Derek.

Anusha Malhotra and Nitya Bansal at the finals

Format[edit]

Each episode of the show has two rounds. The first round is 'Innings'. In this round each team is asked five questions. Each question has four options and carries 100 marks. The second round known as 'Super over' consists of 6 questions and the teams get 10 seconds to answer each question.

In 2012 the show was aired on Colors TV. Anusha Malhotra and Nitya Bansal from Birla Vidya Niketan Delhi won the contest. It is India's long running quiz contest.

Second screen concept in 2013[edit]

In 2013, Bournvita Quiz Contest,viewers get a chance to participate in the show, live! The first-of-its-kind 'second screen' concept, for a quiz show in India, will enable anyone with internet access and smartphone to join the contest.[4] Bournvita Quiz Contest is airing every Sunday at 9.30 am, starting August 4,2013 on Colors TV.[5]

Amma Kuzhandhaigal Challenge[edit]

Season 1 of this show was telecasted as "Amma Kuzhandhaigal Challenge" in Sun TV on Saturday between 05:00 PM and 05:30 PM IST in 2013. Both Mother and the child participate as a team representing the school in which the child studies.[6]

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85 news items

Livemint

Livemint
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:07:57 -0700

It's the Bournvita quiz contest and the famous quiz show is all set to make a comeback on television to commemorate its 40th anniversary. It will be hosted by quiz maestro Derek O'Brien, who has been associated with quizzing and this show for over two ...
 
Business 2 Community
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:14:05 -0700

The Bournvita Quiz Contest is back and how! Bournvita Quiz Contest (BQC), India's longest running quiz show on television, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Having commenced in 1972 as a quiz contest for school children, the quiz show has ...

IBNLive

IBNLive
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:57:13 -0700

"Bournvita Quiz Contest has been an integral part of my life for the past two decades. It gives me great pride, a feeling of nostalgia and a sense of excitement as I take on the mantle of returning as the show's host in its 40th year," O'Brien said in ...

Indian Express

Indian Express
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:41:15 -0700

Popular kids show Bournvita Quiz Contest is all set to make a comeback on the small screen to commemorate its 40th anniversary. Bournvita Quiz Contest will widen its reach even further and enable anyone with internet access and smart phones to play ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:26:15 -0800

BHOPAL: Delhi Public School (DPS), Kolar Road emerged winners at Bournvita Quiz contest. A total of 10 students from class VII participated in the contest held at Sindhi Bhawan on Wednesday. Pranshu Khare (VII B) and Utkarsh Jain (VII A) from the ...
 
Hindustan Times
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 14:04:24 -0700

Six months ago, a well-wisher of India's most popular quiz show launched an initiative on Facebook asking for the show's return. Before the 19-year-old Sydenham College student knew it, he had garnered over 1,60,000 'likes' on the Bring BQC Back page.
 
Campaign India
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:15:02 -0700

After an absence of four years, Bournvita Quiz Contest (BQC) will return on air on Sunday, 14 August, 2011. The show will be aired on Colors and will be continued to be hosted by Derek O'Brien. Prior to re-launching the show, an online movement on ...
 
Hindustan Times
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:51:06 -0700

But what followed was an unprecedented online movement across blogs, Youtube and micro-blogging site Twitter, with people expressing their support for Bournvita Quiz Contest's return. “I was really glued to the show as a kid, so we decided to start a ...
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