As the Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) marks its 20th anniversary this year, its organizers announced that fabulous prizes await the winners of the National Finals which will be held in Manila on December 6, 2011. An annual competition organized by the National Statistics Office and the Philippine Statistical Association, the Quiz aims to appraise the competency and skills in statistics of first-time college freshmen and advocates public awareness and appreciation of the value of statistics.
Apart from the specially designed trophies, bigger cash prizes will be given out to winners of the 20th PSQ. The National Champion shall bring home a championship trophy and a cash prize of P30,000, which is P5,000 higher than the cash prize brought home by last year's national champion.
Other winners shall be given a PSQ trophy and the following cash prizes:
- 2nd Place P25,000
- 3rd Place P20,000
- 4th Place P15,000
- 5th Place P10,000
Coaches of the top five finalists shall likewise receive an amount equivalent to half of their student's cash prize.
Meanwhile, all regional champions will be awarded with a PSQ medal and a certificate of recognition. Likewise, their coaches as well as the college or university where the regional champions are enrolled and the high school where they graduated will all be given certificates of recognition.
The national finalists will be determined after the regional championships, which will be held in the regional centers on November 17, 2011.
Participants, supporters, and all those interested to know more about the 20th Philippine Statistics Quiz may contact the PSQ Secretariat either by phone at 716-0734 and 713-7074 or via e-mail at PSQ20-Secretariat@census.gov.ph