If you are a student of III – X standard, register on this website and you are ready to participate. Students who do not have internet access can also send in their registration by post.


Create hands-on, experiential science activities that demonstrate a principle in one of the eligible topics across three age categories – Junior (III & IV), Middle (V to VI) and High (VIII to X). Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate the scientific principle selected are acceptable.


We are looking for the following in the innovations you submit:

  1. Originality of the idea
  2. Effectiveness with which it conveys the chosen topic
  3. Ease of availability of the material used
  4. “Fun” – how much will a child enjoy the activity?


Learn about your chosen topic – we have also listed the possible concepts that you can address with your innovation. Understand the science and review existing experiential innovations at Arvind Gupta Toys,   TACtivity and other resources. Get creative, innovate an existing activity or create an entirely new one.


Here are a few important dates for you to mark on your calendar:

Milestone Date
Last date for Registration 31st January
Last Date for Submission 12th February
Finalist Selection 20th February
Finals at Bangalore 4th March

The results will be announced here by midnight on Thursday Feb 22. All finalists will be sent an individual email confirming their selection.


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The contest is open to all residents of India studying in III – X standards. The children should not be younger than 8 years and older than 16 years. Home-schooled children in this age group can also participate. The award is only open to individual children and groups are not eligible.


Students can submit their entries on our website or send them in by post to Raman Awards, Panchavati, 15th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

Students who register and submit their entries on our website will get an acknowledgement on their registered email. We will however not be able to acknowledge entries sent by post.


Our judges includes eminent scientists and qualified volunteers. Their decision on the selection the finalists and the awardees will be final.


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Innovations by Children

Below are a few innovations by children. Included are interesting variations of pre-existing experiential activities as well as entirely new activities created by children.

The child used a plastic bottle instead of a ring magnet as weight.
The bottle allows to easily change the weight (different amounts of water or sand filled in) to observe the impact on the performance of the parachute.

The child has used wooden skewers mounted on a cardboard box instead of a cycle spoke with a thick paper tie-beam and three.
The three point support offers greater stability. The tie-beam allows addition of magnets in the same place to increase the strength

Platonic Solids, made with cardboard and tape, allows the measurement of the surface area by disassembling the models. One could also measure the volume by pouring water after using tetrapack board and waterproof tape to make the models.

Children have used glass beads and other decorations to make the models, works of art.
The longer flick knife, made using tree bark pieces instead of ice cream sticks. Some of the knives have multiple blades opening in different directions.

This variation of DC Motor is mounted on a stand made from cycle spokes creating a tower. The mount does away with the tedious work of holding up the DC motor to show the model working.

The child has used straws instead of a rigid structure using a cycle spoke. And an ice cream stick has been used on top to stick the attracting magnet.
The bendable straw also allows the easy change in the height of the magnet.

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