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Spark Innovation Awards

Spark Innovation Awards

Spark Innovation Awards

 

Philosophy behind the SPARK Innovation Awards:

 

KVRSS is a not-for-profit, self funded society, dedicated to the promotion of science among youth, specially school children. With a view of fostering spirit of scientific enquiry and promoting innovation among school-children, KVRSS holds an annual science fair wherein the Spark Innovation Awards are given for entries displaying harnessing of scientific concepts for solutions to every-day issues through some novel concept / method / process / device.

The Spark contest aims to encourage innovation among school children through an inter-school competition wherein the Spark Innovation Awards would be given to the children who come up with the most original exhibits/concepts in the fields of Biology, Botany, Food Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics including – but not limited to all branches of science like Earth and Environment Sciences, Electricity and Electronics, Robotics, Energy. The competition is open to students from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

 

What we are looking for:

 

The proposals should focus on Innovative Ideas of students and not a mere compilation of ideas or project – work downloaded from the internet.

 

SPARK 2018-19

 

The competition is open to school students in the age group of 12 to 18 as on st 31 December of the current year. All students must have permission/ certificate from the school or parent or legal guardian to enter the Competition. The decision regarding the students’ eligibility to participate wrests with KVRSS – who in turn will constitute selection committees consisting of eminent science teachers – both school and university level. The decisions of these expert committees will be final.

 

Entry requirements from participants:

 

* Summary: A brief overview of project in English.

* Particulars of the Team:(to be filled as in the attached format)

* Proposal: A brief description of the issue being investigated, its importance/relevance, methodology pursued and the expected result.

* Research:A write up of the research undertaken for finding the solution.

* Materials & Method or How: Detailed description of the experiment/s or design.

* Results or What was found: Experimental data of the experiments or testing, and an analysis of the data.

* Discussion : Interpretation of results

* Conclusion/Report & Future Work:Details of the outcome of the result and an explanation of the results obtained.

* Bibliography, References and Acknowledgements

 

Eligibility:

 

1. Each School may send multiple projects; however, a student can be part of only one project.
2. A student must be: a. in class 7-12 or equivalent. b. in the age group of 12 to 18
3. Abstracts and additional material must be in English.
4. A team may have a maximum of three members and from the same school.

 

Awards:

 

Winners Rs. 10,000/- only
Runner-up I Rs. 7,500/- only
Runner-up II Rs. 5,000/- only

 

Registration

 

* All students, individuals and teams, must register as per the format given.

* Each Team must have a Team Leader identified.

* Complete project and all additional materials must be submitted on or before the 10th December, 2018

* Registration and submission of a project does not guarantee an entry into the final Presentation.

* Projects selected for final presentation will be initimated by 15 December, 2018

* Team Leader along with an escort (guide teacher or parent) of all out-station teams selected for final presentation shall be paid to & fro second class train fare. Multiple teams from same school shall be accompanied by one adult escort only.

 

The prizes would be given in the following categories:   i. Category A: Class 7to 9 ii. Category B: Class 10 to 12

 

Judging Criteria:

 

1. How inspiring is the idea?
2. Capacity to make impact in some way.
3. Interest & Creativity demonstrated by the team.
4. Knowledge and use of scientific concepts.
5. Interpretation of results.
6. Presentation and communication skills.
7. Decision of Judges is final & no communication in this regard will be entertained.

 

Projects that are just informational, working-models, kit building or downloads from internet will not be considered. A project may be a part of a larger study performed by professional scientists, but the project presented by the students must be only their own portion of the complete study.

 

Contact

 

Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society
“FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS”
8-3-169/84, Siddartha Nagar, Vengal Rao Nagar PO, Hyderabad – 500 038,
Visit us: www.kvrss.org, Mail us: drkvrss.sciencefair(at)gmail.com, contact(at)kvrss.org,
Mobile: 98499 90794, 70936 01588, 70936 00794, 99594 44933

 

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