ecoXplorers 2023 | Meet the Winners

45 teams participated in the first Nature, Biodiversity and Forests Inter-College Quiz Competition, organised as part of the Forests of Life festival.

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Team Southern Birdwing emerged winners at ecoXplorers 2023, the first nature, biodiversity, and forests intercollege quiz competition organised by Azim Premji University on 22 Oct 2023

The quiz competition, which saw participation from 45 teams, was held as part of Forests of Life, the second edition of the annual climate festival at Azim Premji University, after Rivers of Life in 2022, to be unveiled on 2 Nov 2023.

The Quiz focused on a range of themes, including planetary phenomena, climate change, biodiversity, and urban ecology, among others, and was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline. 

Team Life is Wild came second. The top three teams in the final round came from Azim Premji University, National Centre for Biological Sciences and St Joseph’s University. Multiple teams contested from each of the participating colleges/​universities.

Each winning team member received INR 10,000, while each runner-up team member received INR 7,500, in addition to prize medals, and a set of books on the environment authored by Azim Premji University faculty members. The prizes were handed over by Indu Prasad, Vice Chancellor, Azim Premji University.

First Prize: Team Southern Birdwing

Team members: (L‑R) Parth Heblekar, M Nishanth Arvind, Prithham Balaji

Second Prize: Team Life is Wild

Team members: (L‑R) Yamini Srikanth, Nikita Vijay Mohan, Taksh Sangwan

Third Prize: Black Panthers 

Team members: (L‑R) Karthik Nagendra, Md. Abdurazak, Shreyas Sudip Mitra

Glimpes from the event

About Forests of Life

On 2 Nov 2023, the University will unveil the second edition of its annual climate festival — Forests of Life — a celebration of forests, brought to life through an ensemble of art installations, photographs from forests shot by young interns, music, movies, artefacts, interactive workshops and more. The thirteen-day festival will be open to public at the University campus in Sarjapura, and entry will be free. This follows Rivers of Life, held in November 2022, which was attended by over 10,000 school and college students besides members of the public.

Explore more here.

Register for Forests of Life festival here.