The first season of the CBSE Cryptic Crossword Contest 2014 (CCCC 2014) is all set to be started on 16 July 2014. Cryptic Crossword Contest 2014 is an initiation of the Central Board of Secondary Education and is being coordinated by ‘Extra-C’, which is a civil society initiative who had hosted two national crossword contests in 2013.
The last date for registration has been extended by the organizers, up to July 15 and can be done so by visiting www.crypticsingh.com.
The event shall be the world's biggest inter-school crossword contest, which is to be held in two phases i.e. City rounds and the National round, covering 34 cities across the nation. The CCCC 2014 is to be held in all 8 zones of CBSE between July and December 2014.
The large-scale contest covering entire country is allowing those schools to participate as well which are not affiliated to CBSE.
The Schools -- DPS, Srinagar, DPS R.K. Puram, New Delhi, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Sec School Chennai, Bhanvan's Vidya Mandir, Kochi, Army Public School, Gwalior, National Public School, Bengaluru, G.D Goenka International School, Surat, St. Xavier's School Kolkata, Loreto Convent have confirmed their participation in the contest and many others have registered for it too.
The Final stage of the CCCC’14 contest is to be held in the month of December’14 at New Delhi.
The prizes pre-decided for the national winners of this contest are valuing at INR 25,000 each besides recognition with trophies and certificates. Whereas the national runners up are also to receive prizes valued at INR 15,000 along with trophies and certificates and lastly, the third position holder will be awarded INR 10,000 as prize.
The contest will tests the skills in students, especially through crossword puzzles which help any student in perking up his vocabulary, reasoning, lateral thinking and analytical abilities among other skills for good.