HYDERABAD: Over 1000 students from the city and other places in Telangana participated in the Hyderabad edition of TCS IT Wiz 2018-one of India’s largest technology quiz for schools at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Koti on Wednesday. After five rounds of quizzing, Vatsal Garg and Joydip K Bhattacharyya from Delhi Public School, Hyderabad won the title. The Regional Champions this year walked away with Rs 60,000 worth gift vouchers while the runners-up represented by K Dhanush and U Lakshya Siddhi from MDAV Public School were rewarded Rs 40,000 worth gift voucher along with a specially designed trophy and medals. The winners will now represent Hyderabad in the National Finals to compete with 11 other regional champions across India. Aimed at building awareness about the growing significance of empowering technology skills, this strongly-contested, annual knowledge initiative was open to students studying in class 8-12. Each school was allowed to send multiple teams of two members. There was no entry fee. The TCS IT Wiz this year was an infusion of tech trends and was presented through gamification rounds, developed by using animation software that kept the audience and the teams at the edge of their seats. The 5 rounds were – Mass personalization, Leveraging ecosystems, Creating exponential value, and Embracing risk besides an exclusive round on [email protected] The Quiz platform looked into the technological trends that are poised to have huge traction across the globe. The top six teams from the written preliminary round were qualified for the regional finals.