Tuesday, August 24, 2010

IGNITE 2010 Contest

Via National Innovation Foundation

National Innovation Foundation invites submissions of the creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to class 12 th for the fourth national competition for children's ideas and innovations- the IGNITE 10.

What is the IGNITE contest?

IGNITE is a national competition to harness the creative and innovative spirit of school children. Students are invited to send their original creative technological ideas and innovations for the same.

What is invited for the IGNITE contest?

Original creative technological ideas and innovations of the students OR/AND

Any technological idea/innovation that solves any daily problem be it household, of porters, labourers, or the like

In addition, during their vacations or otherwise, the students are encouraged to look for other people who come out with innovative machines/devices or solve day to day problems using their creativity. Similarly they are also encouraged to document and learn traditional knowledge practices from their elders in their family and neighbourhood. The purpose is to expose them to the rich traditional heritage we have, facilitating its transfer from generation to generation.

The students submitting the maximum number of properly documented entries (Innovations/Traditional Knowledge) to the schools (which would forward them to NIF) or directly to NIF would be given appreciation certificates from NIF. For each innovation/traditional knowledge practice spotted and documented by the student, he/she will be credited as being the ‘Scout' for that particular innovation/traditional knowledge in records.
What is the last date for submission of entries for the competition?

The entries will be received till September 15, 2010
Click here for more information. You can also read about the innovations created by other kids here.

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