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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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94 news items

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:19:45 -0800

"The Bournvita Quiz Contest has been an integral part of my life for the past two decades. It is an incredible and immensely satisfying feeling to know that the brand and I have shared such a strong bond and fruitful relationship over so many years ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:37:30 -0800

"Bournvita Quiz Contest (BQC), the oldest running quiz contest in India, is all set to make an iconic shift. Like the shift from radio to TV in the early 90s, BQC is going to make a big move, into a medium of the future, by moving into the digital space.

Business Standard

Business Standard
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:27:49 -0800

One of the oldest branded programmes, the Bournvita Quiz Contest, is reinventing itself on Tuesday (today). It is shifting medium for the second time, the first being a little after India's liberalisation, in 1992 when it moved from radio to the telly ...

Mid-Day

Mid-Day
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 21:26:15 -0800

If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you know the Bournvita Quiz Contest (BQC). The popular quiz show first started out as a live show, before moving to the radio and later, television. It was broadcast for nearly 19 years, until it was discontinued ...

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 07:37:30 -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 ...

Times of India

Times of India
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:35:55 -0700

On its 40th anniversary, Bournvita Quiz Contest is back in a new avatar. And this time around, viewers will 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 ...
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