Mar 11, 2019

National Academic Challenge (DNA)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil
Competition

Description

The Desafio Nacional Acadêmico (DNA) is the largest virtual knowledge tournament organized in Brasil each year in which teams of students work through diverse enigmas and challenges. The event aims to prepare students for the challenges of the job market, in addition to providing hours of learning and fun, while developing their creativity, leadership, team-work, decision-making and entrepreneurial spirit.

The virtual challenge includes four extra tasks, 110 challenges and a final enigma. The 110 challenges are divided into 11 areas of knowledge: environment, music, curiosities, current events, languages, history, technology, sports, logical reasoning, the law, and a surprise theme. The team that completes the greatest number of extra tasks, resolves the most challenges and vanquishes the final enigma by the deadline will be declared the winner. The winning team receives a trophy and each team member and their faculty advisor receive a BRL$1.000 gift certificate. More than 280,000 people have participated in DNA since it's inception.

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Competitiveness

5/5

Thousands of students participate and only one team wins.

Participation Cost

$


BRL$100 registration fee per team.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

4/5

Broad knowledge in the 11 academic areas evaluated by the event: environment, music, curiosities, current events, languages, history, technology, sports, logical reasoning, the law, and a surprise theme.

Time Commitment

2/5

Preparation time plus approximately two weeks of competition time.

Application Deadline

Early June of each year.

Application Process Includes

1. School registers teams of 5 students to compete via DNA website.
2. Compete in First Phase (4 extra tasks).
3. Complete the Second Phase (110 challenges).
4. Teams that achieve scores above or equal to the national average will go on to the Third Phase (final enigma).

All three phases of competition occur during the month of June.

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