KURE is proud to announce QuickyKwiz, Kaleidoquiz’s little sibling!
Update: If you’re looking for QK registration click here.
Radio contest enthusiasts, puzzle gurus, trivia buffs and Google-fu masters it’s time to set your sights on a new challenge! For 47 years KURE and the student radio stations before it have put on Kaleidoquiz, a massive radio contest that at points in its history has been the largest radio competition in the world. KQ is a massive undertaking though. Successful teams have at least 30 members and they dedicate 26 hours to radio contest glory. Not everyone has the time, enough people to put together a full team, or is crazy enough, to take on KQ.
This year KURE is proud to announce round 2, QuickyKwiz 2013, an event designed for people that want to try a part of this decades-old crazy radio contest, Kaleidoquiz, but can only drum up a few friends and don’t want to be Googling facts about the cast of Firefly at 4:30 in the morning. QK, as we are referring to it for brevity, will run for six hours compared to KQ’s grueling 26 hours. The event will take place on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, from noon to 6pm.
At its core QK will be the same—crazy and silly questions read over the radio every 6 minutes, scavenger hunts, montages—but it’ll be shorter, more focused, and designed for smaller teams. We expect a successful team to need no more than 5-10 participants; while having a big team could be helpful for KQ, more than a dozen participants per team for this event will be discouraged. I encourage all of you to participate and to break into smaller groups. Don’t worry, there may be events where you could work together as well. So gather together a group of friends from your residence hall house, members from your club, a group of co-workers, or just a bunch of friends for a weekend event with almost no peer.
Hard core Kaleidoquiz veterans, and those who are considering trying KQ for the first time this coming spring need not shy from this event for more casual radio contest participants, we expect to see some familiar faces and soon to be familiar faces at QwickyKwiz. You’re not going to have as much fun in your mega-team forms though, as mentioned above you’ll enjoy the event most in teams of 5-10 so break into smaller groups and treat QK as some intra-team fun and fall training for the big event in the spring!
QuickyKwiz registration is now open! Regular registration will be open until Friday, October 4 at 5:00PM and late registration until Wednesday, October 30 at 11:59PM. The registration fee for QK is $20 with additional $5 for late registrations. Further details on QK team registration will follow in a registration post this Friday, so stay tuned!