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1st: Havelock North Intermediate
2nd: Tauranga Intermediate
3rd: Southwell School

Monday 22nd March, 10am

Taree Christian College, Taree, New South Wales

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KLQ News

Havelock North Intermediate win 2020 New Zealand Final

Many congratulations to Havelock North Intermediate, winners of the 2020 New Zealand Final held at the National Library of New Zealand on 15th November 2020. 

Second place was taken by Tauranga Intermediate, and Southwell School came third.


Havelock North Intermediate, Winners of the 2020 New Zealand FinalHavelock North Intermediate, Winners of the 2020 New Zealand Final

 

Iona College win 2020 Australia Final

Many congratulations to Iona College (Queensland), who came first in the 2020 Australia Final held (virtually) on 23rd October.

Canberra Grammar School (Team 2) came second, and third place was taken by Frensham School (NSW).


Iona College (Queensland), Winners of the 2020 Australia National Final

Iona College (Queensland), Winners of the 2020 Australia National Final

Wiki for KLQ Contestants

What if there was a place where you could reconnect with old friends, log KLQ memories you never want to forget, and access a massive question bank built from questions written by past world finalists?

We give you the all-new Kids’ Lit Quiz Wiki! When 13-year old Aarushi Dahiya created a Kids’ Lit Quiz team at her Singapore school in 2019, she never imagined she’d make it past the heats – let alone make it to the world final! More than anything, she values her KLQ experience for the friends she made. Over a year after their final, many of the 2019 finalists are still in touch and have group video calls every week to chat and quiz each other.

Like-minded friends are valued even more during this lonely time when many of us are confined to our homes. Aarushi and her friends are lucky to have maintained this connection, but many past KLQ students haven’t had that chance. This is why Aarushi decided to create the KLQ Wiki. This is a website for KLQ students to reconnect or to make new friends. Apart from chat areas, you’ll find a community-maintained time capsule where any KLQ participant can submit an article about something KLQ-related that they don’t want to forget. And there’s a question bank – both in list style and in the form of interactive quizzes! Aarushi decided to add this section because she remembered how nervous she was when she started KLQ. Hopefully, this extra material will help rookies become better acquainted with the KLQ format, and will provide a fun challenge to fellow readers!

Binus Bekasi win 2020 Indonesia Final

Many congratulations to Binus Bekasi, who came first in the 2020 Indonesia Final held (virtually) on 6th June 2020.

Binus Serpong came second, and third place was taken by Raffles Kerbun Jeruk.
 

Binus Bekasi, Winners of the 2020 Indonesia National KLQ FinalBinus Bekasi, Winners of the 2020 Indonesia National KLQ Final

Resumption of New Zealand Quizzes

We are delighted to announce that the postponed New Zealand quizzes will resume from 24 August 2020.

Full details of the heats and final can be found on our Schedule of Heats and Finals page.

Indonesia 2020 Heat and Final to take place on digital platform YLearn

The Indonesia 2020 Heat and Final will take place on the digital platform YLearn.

For full details please see the schedule of heats and finals for Indonesia.

Singapore 2020 Heats -- CANCELLED --

We are sorry to have to announce that the Singapore 2020 Heats and Final have had to be cancelled because of the ongoing situation with Covid-19.

22 April 2020

Suggested List of Books to Read

Wayne Mills, the KLQ Quizmaster, has put together a list of titles that KLQ fans may enjoy.

With children at home during this enforced period it doesn't mean that they can't travel beyond their home with titles such as these.

Remaining 2020 Heats -- POSTPONED --

All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.

Update 22 April 2020: The Singapore 2020 competition has had to be cancelled.

Currently it is hoped that the New Zealand heats can be held in September 2020. Please check back here regularly for further details and for information about the other regional heats.

The Australia heat in Canberra, formerly announced to be postponed until 25 March, is now on hold until further notice.

KLQ World Final 2020 -- CANCELLED --

In the interest of students, their families and coaches the New Zealand Board of the Kids' Lit Quiz have been forced  to announce the cancellation of this year's World Final due to the spread of COVID-19. With students and families expected from five continents the risk of travelling to NZ posed too many potential risks to student welfare and to the country as a whole.

All remaining regional quizzes (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore) are on hold until further notice because of the spread of COVID-19.

Parkview Senior School win KLQ 2020 South Africa Final

Many congratulations to Parkview Senior School on winning the 2020 South Africa National Final.

Heronbridge School came second, and third place was taken by Kenridge Primary School.


Parkview Senior School, winners of the 2020 South Africa National FinalParkview Senior School, winners of the 2020 South Africa National Final

Grange School Team 1 win KLQ 2020 Nigeria Final

Many congratulations to Grange School (Team 1) on winning the 2020 Nigeria National Final.

The school did particularly well, with their Team 3 coming second and Team 4 taking third place.
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Grange School Team 1, winners of the 2020 Nigeria National FinalGrange School Team 1, winners of the 2020 Nigeria National Final

St Michael's University School win KLQ 2020 Canada Final

Many congratulations to St Michael's University School from British Columbia on winning the 2020 Canada National Final.

Havergal College came second, and third place was taken by Queen Victoria Public School.
 

St Michael's University School, winners of the 2020 Canada National FinalSt Michael's University School, winners of the 2020 Canada National Final

 

Longfellow Middle School win KLQ 2020 USA Final

Many congratulations to Longfellow Middle School on winning the 2020 USA Final.

Second place was taken by Churchill Road School, and King Philip Middle School came third.

Longfellow Middle SchoolLongfellow Middle School, winners of the 2020 USA National Final

NIST International School win KLQ 2020 Thailand Final

Many congratulations to Team 2 from NIST International School on winning the 2020 Thailand Final.

Second place was taken by St Andrew Samakee School, and Bangkok Prep School (Team 1) came third.

 

NIST International School, winners of the 2020 Thailand FinalNIST International School, winners of the 2020 Thailand Final

King George V School win KLQ 2019 Hong Kong Final

Many congratulations to the team from King George V School on winning the 2019 Hong Kong Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz.

Second place was taken by Harrow International School, with third place going to Hong Kong Homeschoolers.

King George V School, Winners of the KLQ 2019 Hong Kong Final

King George V School, Winners of the KLQ 2019 Hong Kong Final

Photos from UK 2019 Final

We have added a large gallery of photos from the UK 2019 Final held at the City of London School on 4th December to our Photo and Video Galleries section.

Keswick School win KLQ 2019 UK Final

Many congratulations to the team from Keswick School on winning the 2019 UK Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in London on 4th December 2019.

Second place was taken by Colfe's School, with third place going to Oxford High School.

The event was held at the City of London School on the banks of the Thames.

Keswick School 2019 UK Final Winners

Keswick School, winners of the 2019 UK Final

Canada 2020 Heats Update

The venue for the Montreal heat has been announced.

Venue, date and time for the Hamilton heat have been announced.

Indonesia Heat and Final: Change of Time

Slight changes have been made to the times of the 2020 Indonesia Heat and Final.

South Africa 2020 Heats and Final Announced

Details of the 2020 South Africa Kids' Lit Quiz heats and national final have been announced.

Photos from KLQ 2019 World Final

A selection of photos from the KLQ 2019 World Final in Singapore have been published here on the website.

Australia 2020 Heats Announced

Times, dates and venues for the 2020 Australia Kids' Lit Quiz heats and national final have been announced.

Report from 2019 UK World Final Team

The 2019 UK World Final Team from Enniskillen Grammar School have sent a report about their time in Singapore. Read 2019 UK World Final Team Report

USA team from Churchill Road Elementary School win 2019 Kids' Lit Quiz World Final in Singapore

Many congratulations to the USA team from Churchill Road Elementary School on winning the 2019 World Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in Singapore on 12th July 2019.

Second place was taken by Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School from New Zealand, with third place going to St John's College from South Africa.

The World Final was live streamed on the Singapore National Library Board's YouTube channel.

Churchill Road Elementary School (USA), winners of the 2019 KLQ World Final
Churchill Road Elementary School (USA), winners of the 2019 KLQ World Final

Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School win New Zealand National Final 2019

Many congratulations to Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School on winning the 2019 New Zealand National Final.

Palmerston North Normal Intermediate School, winners of the 2019 NZ National FinalPalmerston North Normal Intermediate School, winners of the 2019 New Zealand National Final

Blue Mountains Grammar win Australia National Final 2019

Many congratulations to Blue Mountains Grammar on winning the 2019 Australia National Final.

Blue Mountains Grammar, winners of the KLQ Australia National Final 2019Blue Mountains Grammar, winners of the KLQ Australia National Final 2019

Binus Bekasi win Indonesia National Final 2019

Many congratulations to Binus Bekasi's Team 1 on winning the 2019 Indonesia National Final.

Binus Bekasi, winners of the Indonesia National Final 2019Binus Bekasi, winners of the 2019 Indonesia National Final

NPS International School win Singapore National Final 2019

Many congratulations to NPS International School on winning the 2019 Singapore National Final.

NPS International School, winners of the 2019 Singapore KLQ National Final

St John's College win South Africa National Final 2019

Many congratulations to St John's College on winning the 2019 South Africa National Final.

St John's College, winners of the 2019 South Africa KLQ National Final

St John's College, winners of the 2019 KLQ South Africa National Final

Grange School win Nigeria National Final

Many congratulations to Team 1 from Grange School on winning the first ever Nigeria National Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz.


Grange School Team 1, winners of the 2019 KLQ Nigeria National FinalGrange School Team 1, winners of the 2019 KLQ Nigeria National Final

Churchill Road Elementary School win USA National Final

Many congratulations to Churchill Road Elementary School on winning the USA National Final on 31st January 2019.

Churchill Road Elementary School, winners of the 2019 KLQ USA National Final

Churchill Road Elementary School, winners of the 2019 KLQ USA National Final

Hodgson Middle School win Canada National Final

Many congratulations to Hodgson Middle School on winning the Canada National Final on 26th January 2019.

Hodgson Middle School, winners of the 2019 KLQ Canada National Final

Hodgson Middle School, winners of the 2019 KLQ Canada National Final

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School win UK National Final

Many congratulations to Enniskillen Royal Grammar School on winning the 2018 UK National Final.

Second place was taken by King's College Junior School, and third place went to Colfe's School.

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, winners of the 2018-19 UK National Final

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, winners of the 2018-19 UK National Final

NIST International School win Inaugural Thailand National Final

Many congratulations to NIST International School (Team 3) on winning the very first Thailand National Final. The winners will go forward to the World Final, to be held in 2019.

Bangkok Patana School (Team 1) came second, and third place went to St Andrews Green Valley (Team 2).

 

NIST International School (Team 3), winners of the 2018-19 Thailand National FinalNIST International School (Team 3), winners of the 2018-19 Thailand National Final

Harrow International School win Hong Kong National Final

Many congratulations to Harrow International School (Team 3) on winning the 2018-19 Hong Kong National Final.

Second place was taken by English Schools Foundation, King George V, and Harrow International School's Team 1 took third place.


Harrow International School (Team 3), winners of the 2018-19 Hong Kong National Final
Harrow International School (Team 3), winners of the 2018-19 Hong Kong National Final

KLQ UK VOLUNTARY REGIONAL ORGANISER SOUGHT FOR THE PLYMOUTH AREA

The Chairman and Trustees of the Kids’ Lit Quiz UK are looking for a Regional Organiser for the coming year and beyond, for South West England (based in the Plymouth area or near the Devon/Cornish border), to join our happy team of volunteers.

Australia win Kids' Lit Quiz 2018

Many congratulations to the team from Canberra Grammar School, Australia on winning the 2018 Kids' Lit Quiz at the World Final in New Zealand on 4th July 2018.

Second place was taken by Raffles Girls' School (Singapore), and the team from Oxford High School (UK) took third place.

Canberra Grammar, winners of the 2018 KLQ World Final

Canberra Grammar, winners of the 2018 KLQ World Final


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Belmont Intermediate win 2018 New Zealand National Final

Congratulations to Belmont Intermediate on winning the New Zealand National Final, held on 10th June 2018.

Second place was taken by Columba College, with Eskdale School coming third.

 

Belmont Intermediate, winners of the 2018 New Zealand National FinalBelmont Intermediate, winners of the 2018 New Zealand National Final

Canberra Grammar School win 2018 Australia National Final

Congratulations to Canberra Grammar School on winning the Australia National Final, held on 4th May 2018.

Broughton Anglican College took second place, with third place going to Merewether High School.

Canberra Grammar School, winners of the 2018 Australia National FinalCanberra Grammar School, winners of the 2018 Australia National Final

Raffles Girls' School Secondary win 2018 Singapore Final

Congratulations to Raffles Girls' School Secondary on winning the 2018 Singapore National Final on 20th April.

Anglo Chinese School came in second place, with third place going to Methodist Girls' School Secondary.

Raffles Girls' School Secondary, winners of the 2018 Singapore National FinalRaffles Girls' School Secondary, winners of the 2018 Singapore National Final

Binus Bekasi win first ever Indonesia National Final

Congratulations to Binus Bekasi on winning the first ever Indonesia National Final, held at Sekolah Pelita Harapan, Kemang Village, Jakarta on 3rd April 2018. 

In second place were Binus Serpong, and third place was taken by Sekolah Pelita Harapan.

Binus Bekasi, winners of the 2018 Indonesia National FinalBinus Bekasi, winners of the 2018 Indonesia National Final

Manor Gardens win South Africa National Final

Congratulations to Manor Gardens on winning the South Africa National Final on 24th February 2018.

In second place were St John's College, and third place was taken by Heronbridge College Preparatory.

Manor Gardens, winners of the 2018 South Africa National Final
Manor Gardens, winners of the 2018 South Africa National Final

National Final Winners: USA and Canada

Congratulations to students from Lee Academy, Hamilton on winning the Canada National Final and to students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia on winning the USA National Final recently.

Lee Academy, Hamilton win Canada National Final

Congratulations to Lee Academy, Hamilton, on winning the Canada National Final on 8th February 2018.

In second place were Bowmore School, Toronto, and third place was taken by Rockcliffe Park School, Ottawa.

Lee Academy, Winners of the 2018 Canada National Final
Lee Academy, Winners of the 2018 Canada National Final

Students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia, win USA National Final

Congratulations to students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia on winning the USA National Final on 31st January 2018.

In second place were Churchill Road School, Virginia, with Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Connecticut, taking third place.

Longfellow Middle School, Virginia, winners of the 2018 USA National Final

Students from Longfellow Middle School, Virginia, winners of the 2018 USA National Final

St John's College, Johannesburg (SA) win KLQ 2017 World Final

Many congratulations to the team from St John's College, Johannesburg, South Africa on winning the 2017 Kids' Lit Quiz World Final!

St John's College, Johannesburg (SA), winners of the 2017 KLQ World FinalSt John's College, Johannesburg (SA), winners of the 2017 KLQ World Final

World Final 2017

The 2017 World Final took place in Toronto, Canada. For more details please see our World Final page.


The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature competition for children aged 10 to 13. It puts readers onto the stage and lets them compete for fantastic prizes

Here on our website you can find out all about KLQ, try some practice questions, discover how to enter a team and view past and future quizzes (and results) on the Schedule of Heats and Finals

The Kids’ Lit Quiz is a not-for-profit organisation which has (or is about to obtain) charity status in some of the countries in which it operates. It is run and managed exclusively by volunteers, who give up hours of their time to enable the competition to thrive and grow. Each country has a National co-ordinator backed up by regional co-ordinators and dozens of voluntary helpers. 

Since it began in 1991 the quiz has spread across the world, with national competitions being held in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, the USA, Australia, SingaporeHong Kong and Indonesia. You can jump quickly to more information about your country using the KLQ Across the World section on the right of every page.

The most recent World Final was held in Canada in summer 2017.

St John's College, Johannesburg (SA), winners of the 2017 KLQ World Final

The 2017 World Champions are this team from St John's College, Johannesburg (South Africa).

See more photos on our Photo & Video Galleries page!