Loads of prizes in store for Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz winners

Axxess chief revenue officer Dale Moulton and Berna Ulay-Walters, marketing manager of The Herald, with some of the prizes up for grabs in the Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz
BAG IT:  Axxess chief revenue officer Dale Moulton and Berna Ulay-Walters, marketing manager of The Herald, with some of the prizes up for grabs in the Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz
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With entries steadily streaming in from high schools across the Nelson Mandela Bay and Kouga regions, The Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz returns for another year of enriching young minds.

A prize package totalling more than R270,000 is on offer for 2024, besides the undeniable prestige of winning one of the most hotly contested competitions on the local schools’ calendar. 

This includes a R30,000 cash prize from co-naming sponsor Isuzu Motors SA to be shared among the top three schools. 

Sponsors include Isuzu Motors SA, Astron Energy, Axxess, Woodlands Dairy, Woolworths Beauty, Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Pickwick Books and Stationers, and Bargain Books.

“Axxess continues to support the schools quiz because it aligns with our values of community, teamwork, excellence and integrity,” Axxess chief revenue officer Dale Moulton said. 

“It also encourages literacy and learning within the Gqeberha community where our offices are based.

“We encourage pupils to enter the quiz so they may foster their intellectual growth, collaborative skills and competitive spirit.”

 

Moulton said in a world saturated with digital experiences, the value of face-to-face engagements could not be overstated.

“Beyond academic prowess, the quiz offers a platform for nurturing essential teamwork skills and fostering healthy competition, all of which are critical to the holistic development of today’s youth.”

From Axxess, the four team members from the winning school can look forward to receiving the perfect connectivity solution with a choice between free LTE data with MiFi device for three months, OR three months of free fibre, to a total value of R14,000.

In addition, all participating schools which have fibre in their area will receive free fibre and uncapped data, with a router, for 12 months, valued at R36,000 per school.

The following prizes are also up for grabs: 

  • Astron Energy is providing fuel vouchers totalling R7,000 to be shared among the top three schools; 
  • Woodlands Dairy is giving a First Choice hamper to every pupil who reaches the round of 16, as well as 12 hampers to the top three schools (total value R44,000); 
  • Woolworths Beauty is giving each member of the top three winning teams a teenage skincare set valued at R2,000 each;
  • Walmer Park Shopping Centre is giving gift vouchers with a total value of R14,000 to be shared among the team members from the top three schools; 
  • Pickwick Books is giving vouchers totalling R11,100 to the top four schools and the four pupils from the winning team; 
  • Bargain Books is donating books to be shared among the top three schools; 
  • The Herald is giving every quiz participant a hamper, while pupils from the top five schools will receive an additional hamper (total value R69,000); and
  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is sponsoring the quiz venue for all rounds.   

Entries for The Herald Isuzu Schools Quiz opened on February 12, with high school pupils from the Bay and Kouga municipal districts eligible to take part.

Entries close on Friday March 15, with The Herald and Isuzu Motors SA delivering bulk copies of the newspaper to participating schools (existing distribution routes only) over six weeks, from April 4 to May 17, to help entrants prepare for the competition.

General knowledge questions will cover local, national and international news; business; sport; politics and entertainment/leisure, with most of the questions drawn from The Herald over that period.

Schools may nominate four pupils to make up a team, with one team permitted per school.

Entrants may be from grades 8-12, and schools may enter manually or online at http://bit.ly/schoolquiz24.

Entries may also be submitted manually to The Herald offices at The Atrium Centre, 24 Ring Road, Greenacres, or by emailing ulayb@theherald.co.za by midday on Friday March 15. 

Rounds one and two will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on May 4, with the quarterfinals on May 11, and semifinals and finals on May 18. 

For more information, contact The Herald marketing manager Berna Ulay Walters on ulayb@theherald.co.za

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