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(Enclosure no. 1 DepED Advisory no. 125, s. 2008)

29th NATIONAL QUIZ BEE®
www.quizbee.org

(Guidelines, Level & Subject Categories, Eliminations, Prizes)

A. Levels and Subject Categories

Any student enrolled in the present school year from any public or private school in the country that falls in the following can join in the competition;

Level & Age Groups: Subject Categories
I. National Senior Quiz Bee
Tertiary Level
1st - 5th year college
A. Collegiate General Information and International Affairs
II. National Junior Quiz Bee
Secondary Level
1st - 4th year high school
A. High School Science and Technology
III. National Children's Quiz Bee
Elementary Level
Grades 4 - 7
A.

B.
Elementary Makabayan (Phil. History, Culture and Values)
Elementary Mathematics

B. Nationwide Eliminations

The schedule of the Nationwide Multi -Level eliminations for the National Quiz Bee is as follows:
A. School Eliminations July 1-30, 2008
B. Provincial Regional Eliminations October 15 – November 15, 2008
• CAR Regional Finals
   Baguio Convention Center
October 1, 2008

• CALABARZON Regional Finals
   Batangas Capitol Compound Auditorium
October 17, 2008

• Central Visayas Regional Finals
   University of Southern Philippines Auditorium
November 7, 2008

• Western Visayas Regional Finals
West Visayas State University Cultural Center
November 12, 2008

• Davao Region Regional Finals
Event Center, SM City Davao
November 23, 2008

C. NCR Division Eliminations August 16 – October 11, 2008
D. NCR Regional Eliminations October 25, 2008
E. Summit of the Super Quiz Bee* Dec. 4 - 7, 2008
F. National Grand Finals ** December 6, 2008
Note: Prior notice & advice of scheduled provincial eliminations (date, time, venue & contact person/ details) is highly appreciated and may be sent thru email address quizbee_1977@yahoo.com or faxed to 02 - 712 0682.
  • *The Summit of the Super Quiz Bees is a four (4) day all expense paid live- in camp with tours, seminars and fellowships for the regional champions and teacher - coaches from the seventeen (17) regions of the country at the Development Academy of the Philippines, East Sungay, Tagaytay City.
  • **The National Grand Finals will be held within the stay duration and made open to the public. The venue of which is the Philamlife Theater, U.N. Ave., Manila from 9:00am - 7:00pm and televised on December 21 & 28, 2008, 12noon - 1:30pm on Studio 23 Channel and TFC Kapamilya Channel

C. Sending List of Participants & Contest Results

  1. Results of all contest levels, particularly the list of names of the student participants, teacher - coaches, schools, complete school addresses and subject categories should be mailed to Ms. Pettizou P. Tayag, Vice President, Quiz Bee Foundation, 2/F Palarca Bldg., Quezon Blvd. cor P. Paredes, Manila or emailed thru quizbee_1977@yahoo.com
  2. For the Regional Finalist student/s and their teacher - coach/es, the following must be brought and presented by them upon registration to the Summit of the Super Quiz Bees' venue; Certification letter signed by the Regional Director that the contestant/s and teacher - coach/es are the official representatives of the region, biodata with attached 2 x 2 inch colored photo (white background) of each contestant and teacher - coach and a signed letter from the parent/s of the student assigning the teacher-coach as legal guardian during the Summit.

D. Summitof the Super Quiz Bees

  1. The Summit of the Super Quiz Bees is scheduled on December 4 - 7, 2008 at the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Conference Center & Hotel in East Sungay, Tagaytay City.
  2. The regional finalist student and teacher-coach must each bring a simple item symbolic of their province or region as exchange gift among the other participants during the December 4, 2008 Fellowship Night.  Participants must be able to give a brief description or background of the item as a form of cultural exchange.  The exchange gift should at least be worth P 150.00.
  3. The regional finalist student must bring with them their Quiz Bee Division & Regional medals to be worn during the National Grand Finals.
  4. Participants are encouraged to bring a jacket or sweater for the cold weather in Tagaytay.
  5. Room accommodations, food, transportation, tours, seminars, sports recreation, fellowships and workshops within the Summit is free - of - charge for all regional finalist students and teacher - coaches.  The participants will cover their transportation from their locality to DAP Tagaytay and back.
  6. Registration/ check - in time starts at 2:30pm on Thursday, November 4, 2008 at Conference Room A, DAP, Tagaytay City.  Orientation of the four (4) - day itinerary will be discussed.
  7. Check - out is on Sunday, December 7, 2008 after breakfast, before 12:00 noon.

E. National Grand Finals:

  1. The 29th National Quiz Bee Grand Finals will be on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 9:00am - 7:00pm.
  2. The Inspirational Speech during the National Grand Finals will be by the Department of Education Secretary, Hon. Jesli A. Lapus.
  3. This is open to the public and admission is free.  Availability of seats is on a first come basis.
  4. Regional finalists and their teacher - coaches must be dressed in their traditional attire representative of their region during the competition.
  5. DepED officials are invited to attend the National Grand Finals in Philamlife Theater, UN Ave., Manila.  Lunch and mid afternoon snacks shall be provided for them by the Quiz Bee Foundation.

F. Prizes and Awards:

There will be one (1) champion for each subject category namely; Makabayan, Mathematics, and Science & Technology
I. Division Eliminations:
Division Champion Student -Quiz Bee Division Champion Certificate
-Quiz Bee Division Gold Medal
Division Champion Teacher- Coach -Quiz Bee Division Champion Certificate
Division Runner-up Student -Quiz Bee Division Runner - up Certificate
Division Runner-up Teacher-Coach -Quiz Bee Division Runner - up Certificate
(Note: The Quiz Bee Foundation shall send the above mentioned prizes to each DepED Division Office together with a sealed set of Quiz Bee questions, thirty (30) Certificates of Appreciation and a copy of the DILG Memo thru JRS Express one day door-to-door delivery service.)
II. Regional Eliminations:
Regional Champion Student -Quiz Bee Regional Champion Certificate
-Quiz Bee Regional Gold Medal
Regional Champion Teacher- Coach -Quiz Bee Regional Champion Certificate
Regional Runner-up Student -Quiz Bee Regional Runner - up Certificate
-Quiz Bee Regional Silver Medal
Regional Runner-up Teacher-Coach -Quiz Bee Regional Runner - up Certificate
(Note: The Quiz Bee Foundation shall send the above mentioned prizes to each DepED Division Office together with a sealed set of Quiz Bee questions, thirty (20) Certificates of Appreciation and a copy of the DILG Memo thru JRS Express one day door-to-door delivery service.)
III. Summit of the Super Quiz Bees:
Regional Champion Finalist Student -Quiz Bee Summit Medal
(Note: To be given to all Regional finalist students who attend the Summit of the Super Quiz Bees.)
IV. National Grand Finals:
National Champion Student -President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Trophy
-Quiz Bee Gold Medallion of Excellence
-Quiz Bee National Champion Certificate
- P 60,000.00 worth of Philam Prodigy Education Plan plus dividends
- P 100,000 worth of Philamlife Insurance
-32 vol. Time Life Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science & Nature
-Multi – media computer notebook from Intel
-Mobile Phone from Ovaltine
-Knapsack from Jansport
-Shoes from Kickers
-Gift Packages from other Quiz Bee Partners
National Champion Teachers-Coach -President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo Trophy
- Quiz Bee National Champion Teacher – Coach Certificate
- P 100,000 worth of Philamlife Insurance
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
- Tracker Bag from Jansport
- Shoes from Kickers
-Gift Packages from other Quiz Bee Partners
National Champion School -President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Trophy
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
National Champion Division -President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Trophy
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
National Champion Region -President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Trophy
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
National Runner- up Student -Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy
-Quiz Bee Silver Medallion of Excellence
- Quiz Bee Runner - up Certificate
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
-Gift Packages from other Quiz Bee Partners
National Runner-up Teacher-Coach - Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy
- Quiz Bee Runner - up Teacher - Coach Certificate
- Hardbound Book from Time Life Books
-Gift Packages from other Quiz Bee Partners
IV. A. Special Awards:
1. Most Friendly Bee -Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy
(Note: This award is done thru ballots among the student regional finalists; chosen by his/her peers.)
2. Best in Costume Student - Male Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy
3. Best in Costume Student - Female Quiz Bee Foundation Trophy
(Note:  During the National Grand Finals, the Contestants and Teacher-Coaches compete dressed in traditional attire representative of their regions.  A board of jurors will be tasked to choose the winners of the Best in costume, male & female awards.)
IV. B. Bonus Prizes:
1. Makabayan Category: Cecon Junior Bonus Question
2. Mathematics Category: Ovaltine Bonus Question
3. Science & Technology Category: Intel Bonus Question

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