Cryptic Crossword Contest is an inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013
The contest is a unique platform to test vocabulary and lateral thinking among school students in India. A school team of two students each can participate in the contest which is open to students from Class IX to XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country.
The 5th edition of the contest witnessed its 3-day Grand Finale between November 21 and 23, 2017 at the Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Auditorium, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi. The National Crossword Champion trophy was lifted by National Public School, Koramangla, Bengaluru. The Grand Finale followed the preliminary round comprising 39 City Rounds.
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About the Contest
The contest consist of two rounds, the City Round, and the Grand Finale.
CCCC is an inter-school, national-level crossword solving contest which Extra-C has been organising since 2013. The contest is open to students of class IX-XII studying in schools affiliated to any of the recognised boards in the country. In the past, the contest has been held in association with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). For the current year’s edition, CCCC 2017, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) have associated with Extra-C to carry out the exercise.
CCCC 2017 will comprise two phases (1) City Rounds and (2) National Grand Finale
In Phase I (July-September), City Rounds will be conducted in select cities and towns. Schools from cities and towns in the vicinity of the venue city may also participate. The participating schools can send a two-student team to the venue to appear in an hour-long written test. The host school is allowed to send two teams.
The exercise for each City Round follows a standard schedule. On-the-spot registration begins at 10 am which goes on till 11 am. The written test duration is from 11 am to 12 noon. Evaluation, announcement of result and prize distribution take another hour.
Schools are also advised to register online on www.crypticsingh.com well before the test date for each City Round.
A school team has to be accompanied by a teacher in-charge.
In Phase II (November-December), the winning teams from the City Rounds converge on the national capital for a three-day Grand Finale which comprises a written quarter-final, four onstage semi-finals and the onstage final.
PRIZES & CERTIFICATES
- The top teams are eligible for prizes and certificates.
- National winners: Rs 25,000 to the team; National Crossword Champion trophy; and certificates
- Runners-up: Rs 15,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
- 2nd Runners-up: Rs 10,000 to the team; trophies; and certificates
- City Round winners receive trophies, certificates and free trip and stay in New Delhi during the Grand Finale
- All participants, both at the City Round and Grand Finale levels, receive certificates.
The members of teams from outside the National Capital Region (NCR) qualifying for the Grand Finale will be reimbursed to and fro Sleeper class train fare. Local stay, food and local transport to the venue and back will be provided by the organisers. The facilities extend to teachers in-charge.