The entire day’s event will be conducted on Zoom: Morning (Contest: 9am-1pm); Afternoon (Judging: 2-4.15pm); Evening (Presentation: 5-6pm).
All Finalists would have received an email with the Zoom Registration link.
Please register before 11.59pm, Friday, November 27th. You will receive an email with the individualised unique link to join the meeting. Please be patient to receive the link as each registration needs to be verified by us. You must register using your Raman Awards registered email. ONLY 1 device will be allowed to login per participant.
Note: Those of you where both siblings have qualified using the same email ID will need to register for each individual separately, using different email IDs, i.e. one of them can register with the RYSI registered email ID, while the other with any other email ID.
In the morning, your reporting time is based on your category:
2. Materials: Note that the Topic for the Finals is announced on-the-spot, during the event. Attached is the Material and Tool List for the Finals. Note that quantities have not been mentioned, as that is always up to the individual; use your best judgement for what you might need for a one-time experiment you will be making on-the-spot. For several items, you will notice they appear on the same line separated by a ‘/’ sign. That means that ANY of those materials is sufficient; you don’t need all of them. Note that the same comprehensive material list is being sent to ALL contestants, regardless of category. While this will mean that a lot of what you collect may not be used, it was the only fair way to send a material list without giving away too much regarding which category gets what topic. You will also notice that most of the materials are household materials or have household alternatives, or something you can get easily from a neighbourhood store. You are free to use any materials above and beyond what is listed. But remember one of the judging criteria: the affordability and accessibility of a material matters! So the more affordable and accessible the materials you use, the higher score you are likely to get.
The device camera must be on, and focused on the participant at all times. All the work that is done must be visible. Other individuals may assist the child, but only if the child proactively requests assistance, or to provide a specific material that is not a part of the list, or for the younger children, help may be needed in say lighting a candle etc. Our proctors will raise a flag if they feel there’s too much assistance or interference from a non-participant. If the child needs a toilet break, they must raise their hand (on the zoom app) to request it and leave and return empty-handed. Other unforeseen requests will be handled on the day, on a case-by-case basis. Our educators will be viewing each video window and will expect all participants to abide by the honour code of not getting other people to help the child.
After completing the day’s innovation, you will be required to fill a google form (the link will be shared with you on the day), where you will need to submit 2 photographs – from different angles – of your completed activity. And a youtube URL link of a video (3 minutes max) where you demonstrate the activity and explain its working and the science behind it. Only after that will they be allowed to turn off the main device camera and log off from the morning session.
During this period, all participants will be invited back to the common Zoom call, at individually appointed times (which have been sent by email). When you meet the judges, the same video will be played to them, and they will ask you questions based on that. You will not have to demonstrate your model again. The video should suffice; your interaction with the judges will be a Q&A, although you may keep your activity handy in case you need to clarify something. Each interaction with the judges will be timed at 7-8 minutes, which includes the 3-min video. Other participants won’t be able to view each others’ interaction with the judges. Once an individual has finished with the judges, they may log off, after being instructed to do so.
A short presentation ceremony, where all participants will join back on a common call. The RYSI and REST Finals awardees will be announced. And the day’s proceedings will come to an end.
The registration link for the Presentation ceremony (5pm), which is open to all, is as follows:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcuqprTkiGtAA_ZzPxOIs1H4GiArQxJI7 Please register before 11.59pm, Friday, November 27th. You will receive an email with the individualised unique link to join the meeting. Since this is a public event, you should receive the confirmation email promptly.