QUANTA is an international competition for Science , Mathematics , Astronomy and Computer Science . The competition was organized in 1995, as a national event in India . The initial success and popularity of the competition induced QUANTA to be organized as an international competition from the year 1995. QUANTA is the only international competition for Science for school students in India . Certificates of Participation are awarded to each participant. Winners receive separate certificates and trophies. All of these certificates have international accreditation. The First, Second and Third positions in each event will contribute five, three and two points respectively, to the total tally. The Championship Trophy will be awarded to the team with the maximum points. The Runners-up teams will be awarded the two Runners-up Trophies. Special Prizes will also be awarded for: Best Team Turn Out , Most Creative Participant and The Loony Fringe Award .