Participants are expected to create hands-on science activities that demonstrate a principle in the selected topic. Working models, toys or experiments that help demonstrate the scientific principle selected may be submitted. The entries will be judged based on:
Participants can make submissions throughout the year. Once they make a submission, they enter a Preliminary round where the submission is evaluated. Based on the evaluation, they could qualify to the National finals.
A child can participate in each of the three preliminary stages, with the opportunity to submit a total of six innovations (three in 1st preliminary, two in 2nd preliminary and one in the 3rd preliminary round). Top submissions from each round get a direct entry to National Finals.
Note: Numbers are for representational purpose only.
Entries that do not qualify for National Finals from the first preliminary round could still qualify from the second or third preliminary round.
The Eureka moment can strike anytime!
We accept ideas for the Preliminary Stage all year round. Just proceed to submit your innovation after registering yourself. You can have multiple ideas and we would happy to review all of them. Refer to the Schedule section for details.
Preliminary submission will be online. However, children who do not have access to the Internet will have the option of sending their entries by post to the address provided. A postal registration template can be downloaded from the Download page.
The child can choose any topic that appears in the curriculum of III-X standard of any board. A child is allowed to submit up to 6 entries for the preliminary stage.
After creation of their innovative activity, the participant has to document it and upload a photograph with a short description on the award web site. These entries will be screened by experts and qualified volunteers to select a winner and meritorious submissions for progression to the subsequent stages.
The shortlisting process will require children to develop a “new” hands-on, experiential science activity in any of the shortlisted topics of science. The submission, which is made on the award website, should include the following:
The submission should include a) Scientific Principle addressed b) Materials used c) Description of steps d) Description of Science and most importantly photos, illustration and / or video of the activity.
Review a sample submission in the Resources section of the website and download it in the Download page.
For the National Finals, approximately 100 selected finalists, split approximately evenly across the 3 categories, will contest in an Online National Finals on 29th November 2020.
During the finals, one science topic will be chosen for each category and children will be briefed on the topic and provided access to selected resources and a range of materials. Finalists are expected to create their own innovations “on the fly”, and the best one, judged by our expert panel, will be declared the winner in each category.
Watch this space for details of the National Finals.
During the National Finals, one science topic will be chosen for each category and children will be briefed on the topic and provided access to selected resources and a range of materials. Finalists are expected to create their own innovations “on the fly”, and the best one, judged by our expert panel, will be declared the winner in each category.