Any science teacher, currently teaching or retired, from anywhere in the country, can participate.
Yes. This is a language neutral competition. However, keep in mind that all our instructions and communication will be in English. Our website may not support your language of choice, in which case you will have to send in your entry in languages other than English by post.
Only individuals can participate. Teams CANNOT participate.
Refer to www.ramanaward.org for online registration. You will get an acknowledgement to your registered email ID.
Yes. In case you are in an area where internet is inaccessible, you can send the registration via post to
Innovation & Science Promotion Foundation
Ref: REST Award
c/o Raman Research Institute Trust
Panchavati, 15th Cross, 8th Main,
Malleswaram, Bangalore 560003
However, we cannot send any acknowledgement if you send via post.
December 23rd, 2018
Please refer to REST Process on the said website.
Participants are expected to create – on their own – hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle on any chosen science topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate a scientific principle may be submitted. Up to two (2) active submissions (entries that will be considered for evaluation) may be entered for the preliminary stage per participant for consideration.
Yes. For the preliminary stage, any science topic – typically taught in the national science curriculum – can be considered by the contestant. A comprehensive list can be found on Topic List
No. There is NO need to courier anything. You are only required to send photos and details of your innovation.
December 23rd, 2018
No. We will intimate you by email (mobile in case you have submitted by post), in case you are selected to participate in the Finals, by 10th January 2019. If you do not hear back from us by this date, you have not progressed to the Finals.
Yes. The finals will be held on 24th February, and the results of Phase II will be out on 10th February, which provides you about 2 weeks to make travel arrangements.
No, travel and stay arrangements have to be made by the teacher.
The Resources section of the web site has a wealth of information on Experiential Science and samples of learning tools / innovations that we expect to see. Please review Resources for more details.
The REST Award cannot provide you samples. However, our partner organisation, ThinkTac, provides sample(s). Please note that this is optional and has to be purchased at a nominal cost from the ThinkTac website.
With several thousand participants, we will be unable to individually address your queries. The best way to communicate with us is through the Raman Award forums where we will do our best to respond to all queries. Visit Forums to participate in our forums and get your queries answered.
Yes. Schools that ensure participation of 3 or more teachers will be recognised and schools with award-winning teachers will get a shield. Please refer to Schools for the details.
Volunteers are most welcome. Please refer to Volunteers site for details.
A complete set of rules for the REST award can be found at REST Rules. Please register for the Award only after you have read and understood the rules and are in complete agreement with them.