All participants need to be in Bangalore for the Finals and be available from 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday, 24th November. All outstation participants are also requested to make their own travel and stay arrangements accordingly.
We would strongly recommend that you bring your innovation submitted during the preliminary stage to display during the finals. Our finalists, judges, and guests would love to see working models built by your child. However, if it is too unwieldy or inconvenient to travel with your model/experiment, please email us and we will figure out if we can help you in any way.
For those of you, who have participated earlier, there are a few changes in this year’s format:
|Contest||10:00 AM to 12:00 PM|
|Lunch Break*||12:30 PM to 1:30 PM|
|Interaction with Judges & Guests||1:30 PM to 3:00 PM|
|Snacks & Tea||4 PM to 4:30 PM|
|Award Announcement & Presentations||4:30 PM to 6:00 PM|
*Please note that a simple lunch will be provided for the contestants. Guests can also purchase lunch at a nominal cost at the venue.
The Finals will be a separate event, where your previous entry holds no bearing. Instead, you will be given a new topic or a selection of activities, some basic introductions about the topic and activities, and a selection of materials to choose from to create your own impromptu innovation or variation(s) on the day. You will have two hours to create your innovation or variation(s). Following lunch, you will have sufficient time to interact with an eminent panel of scientists – who will be the judges for the day – to discuss your work. The day will culminate in a short presentation function.
You will not be required to or allowed to bring any materials from home or elsewhere to use during the Finals. The use of phones and books by children will also be prohibited. Group work will not be allowed, nor will any help from parents/guests or any other adult be accepted. The RYSI team may use their discretion in providing help for certain tasks (e.g. working with a candle), especially to the younger children.
If your child has not been electronically confirmed by the school, please bring a bonafide certificate from the school or a Government-issued ID confirming your child’s age and/or standard your child is studying in.