The duration of the contest was 3 weeks, so it could be said that this is the longest ever event at VGU. AllesWissen started with the first 2 weeks as the 1st and 2nd preliminary round – on 07 and 14/01/2015. The preliminary rounds is hosted at classrooms at VGU with the form of paper test. From the first 45 competitor teams, which consisted of both students from VGU and EIU, the OC had sorted out 20 teams for the 2nd preliminary round and finally 3 excellent teams for the Final round. Each team sat in team of 3 members – independently from other teams – and tried to finish the test together. During the testing time, there were clear rules and regulations and the teams had to completely follow. There was a highlight that there was no team violated the rules of the contest.
About the Final Night, the Final round between the 3 best teams was hosted in the evening of 21/01/2015. There were approximately 100 participants of the Final Night, included the audience and members of the OC. The Final round lasted quite smoothly with interesting questions and excellent answers from the competitor teams.
Apart from the main event, the audience had enjoyed two music performances from the Music Club. In addition, there was an exchange-with-audience game at the middle of the event with the very funny game of guessing the name of a film from a short video. The audience had joined the game with great enthusiasm and created exciting atmosphere. At the corridor of the room, snacks and drinks were set so that the students could take freely and enjoy the event more.
The Final Night ended with certificates were handed out to each team, and the champion team also received a very beautiful hand-made gift from String Attack Viet Nam – the main sponsor of the contest and held high the champion cup with great excitement and big applause from the audience. The teams took pictures with the audience and OC altogether.
After the event, the OC has received many feedback from everyone. About the preliminary rounds, the OC had done a good job, every qualified team had received presents, and the hosting style was quite professional; however, the questions should have been adjusted to be more suitable for the students. About the Final round, most of the students considered that the event was very good, the regulations were newly interesting. However, there were also many problems that need to be improved – for examples: the event should not be hosted in the exam-week, the rules and regulations should be more clearly disseminated, more logic questions should be used and the MCs need to be improved.
There is a fun fact: the AllesWissen champion cup will be passed to the next championof every year. It is considered as the honour and the symbol of the contest, and will be passed on years after years.