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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Bihar Tourism Photography Contest

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If you have a passion for photography BSTDC will provide you the pedestal to showcase your talent to the whole world.

 The photos should be shot in the state of Bihar and may depict the subject under following categories:
 1. Heritage Site
 2. Religious Site
 3. Forest & Wild Life
 4. People, Art, Festivals, Fairs and Rural life of Bihar

 * if there is not enough participation in a particular category as mentioned above it may be withdrawn.
 While submitting the photograph please give details of your location, subject and your story about the photograph in not more than 25 word in the given form.
This may form a part of the story if your photograph is used and displayed.
 The photographs must be submitted by 17th September 2018 on the following E-Mail

Registration fee: INR 100/-
Last Date: 17 September 2018
Click here for further details and the registration form
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Motion Talent Search Examination is a unique way in itself to pool the most talented students of the country and groom them to pave the way to success. MTSE not only assess how well students understand the concepts they have been taught; it assesses their thinking and problem-solving skills needed for success in Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology and Mental Ability.

MTSE is developed annually by a team of highly experienced Competitive Exam experts and Gurus, with rigorous reviews at each stage of preparation. Subject matter experts develop new questions each year, drawing on their in-depth understanding of the way students learn.

MTSE Paper for class 4th to 10th will be consisting 10 paragraphs with 2 questions each. Class 11th & 12th paper will be consisting of 8 paragraphs with 3 questions in each.

Students read a variety of concepts in class and supporting books. These concepts cover a range of topics and may include tables, diagrams, map and other visual information.The concepts increase in complexity with each assessment, moving from basic concepts dealing with familiar subjects and then to more complex application of those concepts.

Students are required to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesize information in and about texts. The skill areas assessed are:

Conceptual Understanding
Remembrance of Class teachings
Mental Ability

Assessment Structure
Question Breakdown
Maximum Marks
20 Ques. (4 ques. for each P, C, M, B & MA)
60 min
20 Ques. (4 ques. for each P, C, M, B & MA)
60 min
20 Ques. (4 ques. for each P, C, M, B & MA)
60 min
24 Ques. (6 ques. for each P, C, M / B & MA)
60 min
* Assessment structure for classes 4th to 7th would be same as 8th class.

Every student receives an MTSE certificate in one of the following categories
1st Prize
Cash Prize  51000 & Scholarship of 90% on Coaching Fee
2nd Prize
Cash Prize  21000 & Scholarship of 90% on Coaching Fee
3rd Prize
Cash Prize  11000 & Scholarship of 80% on Coaching Fee
State Toppers
Cash Prize  5000 & Scholarship of 60% on Coaching Fee
School Toppers
Medal & Scholarship 40% on Coaching Fee
For all remaining participants
Principal’s Award
Principals may wish to award this certificate to a student who has made progress that may not have been recognized otherwise. The awarding of Certificates is entirely at the discretion of schools.

Click here for more information and participation
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FIITJEE’s Big Bang Edge Test 2018

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" Just like the Big Bang Explosion, FIITJEE’s Big Bang Edge Test will trigger an Explosion of Opportunities for you to evaluate your Current Potential & Capability for JEE Advanced, JEE Main, KVPY, NTSE & Junior and Senior Olympiads"


For Students presently in Class V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X & XI
(going to Class VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI & XII in 2019)

Important Dates

Test Date : Sunday, 14th October 2018

Last Date to Register

Offline Registration
Paper Application Mode (in person by paying cash) Thursday, 11th October 2018
Paper Application Mode (by Post / Courier through DD / Pay Order) Saturday, 6th October 2018

Online Registration
Online Payment Mode Thursday, 11th October 2018

Registration Fee

For Students registering for FIITJEE Test for the first time
For Students registering for FIITJEE Test for the first time
Till 27th September, 2018 -
Rs. 200/- (Inclusive of All Taxes As Applicable)

From 28th September, 2018
to 11th October, 2018 -
Rs. 300/- (Inclusive of All Taxes As Applicable)

For Students who had registered for any FIITJEE Test in the past

Till 27th September, 2018 -
Rs. 100/- (Inclusive of All Taxes As Applicable)

From 28th September, 2018
to 11th October, 2018 -
Rs. 200/- (Inclusive of All Taxes As Applicable)

*For Students presently Enrolled in any FIITJEE Program
Till 9th September, 2018
Nill Fee-

From 10th September, 2018 to 11th October, 2018 -

Rs. 100/- (Inclusive of All Taxes As Applicable)

For further information and registration visit
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National Science Olympiad & Young Scientist Conclave 2018

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Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus, will host the First Annual National Science Olympiad and Young Scientist Conclave from December 1 - 3, 2018. All standard students can participate in our national science Olympiad & young scientist conclave.

Theme: Sustainable solutions for a self sustaining future

What is it all about?
Have you ever visualised a smart city? Smart Schools? Smart Learning ?

What are your ideas to make your life faster, healthier, smarter and secured ?

What would be your contribution to make life smarter, faster and easier without giving up human values in this technology-driven world ?

Let us know your ideas, if you are given a chance to develop a smart city.

Amrita is here with an opportunity to exhibit your talents, ideas and creativity!

Topics (Not Limited To)
Clean Water & Energy
E-Waste Management
Climate Change & Agriculture
Educational Technology
Technology in Healthcare
Autonomous Cars
Pollution Management
Nano- technology
Internet of Things
Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Security
Intelligent Conversation & Applications
Virtual Reality
Electric Vehicles
Renewable Energy
Drone Technologies

Registration is mandatory. There shall be a teacher from your school as contact point for a team. One teacher can mentor multiple teams.
Upload your ideas explaining in not more than 600 words during registration.
You should justify the need of your solution for a problem faced by the society.
Team presenting best ideas are invited to present at Amrita campus, Coimbatore.

Any school student is eligible to participate.
Minimum two and Maximum number of students allowed per team is 5.

Projects should have novelty and use of technology. It can be an existing real time problem in and around your place.

Selection Process
In the first round, the team shall submit an abstract of not more than 500 words. Last date to submit abstract is on or before September 25th . Teams are notified about the acceptance within 5 days of the submission of the entry.
Only those abstracts accepted by the committee is moved to the second round. They shall submit the design and implementation plan in not more than two pages on or before 15th October. The document should explain what the team will present during the event on December 1 to 3 and how they plan to do the rest and it’s time frame. The entries shall be uploaded in EasyCHair.

200 best proposals are selected for the final round. Teams shall present their ideas onsite at Coimbatore Campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham during the event scheduled on December 1, 2, 3.

Last Date to Submit 500 Worded Abstract: OCT 10 2018

Link to Organiser's Website

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Monday, 10 September 2018

Sony World Photography Awards 2019 - Youth Competition

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A passion for photography often starts at a young age. The Youth competition, for all photographers aged 12-19, recognises this next generation of talented young photographers.

The 2019 brief: Diversity

The judges want to view the world as seen through the eyes of young photographers.

Youth competition winner - Flights and accommodation to awards in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London

Shortlist - Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London / Publication in winners’ book
In addition to the main prizes, all winning and shortlisted photographers will be included in a global press campaign, featured across the World Photography Organisation website and exhibited at Somerset House, London in Spring 2018.

The judges will award:

1 Youth competition winner
Up to 10 shortlisted photographers

Up to 40 commended photographers

To enter the Youth competition you must be aged between 12-19 on the closing date.
​You may only enter one competition. Once you have successfully submitted your images into the Youth competition you will not be able to enter the Professional or Open competition.

The closing date for the 2019 Youth competition is January 4, 2019 - 13.00 GMT.

Click here for further information
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Sunday, 9 September 2018

Communication Arts Interactive Competition 2019

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Enter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the Communication Arts Interactive Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on desktop, interactive installation, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative panel of distinguished developers, interface designers and creative directors, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Interactive Annual, in print and digital editions, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

What to Enter

Any project—interface design, educational and entertainment program, interactive product display or application—created for digital distribution on Desktop, interactive installation, handheld device, online service or the World Wide Web is eligible. There is no eligibility period due to the rapidly-changing nature of interactive media. Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use it for exhibition and publication.

Interactive Competition Categories
These categories are judged by the Interactive jury and will appear in the Interactive Annual. For a list of fees, please download the category PDF:

Websites/Microsites: websites used for any purpose (including advertising, news, e-commerce, education and entertainment that utilize browser-based technologies).
Social: social network applications, extensions and games designed for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
Desktop: apps, widgets, branded experiences and games designed to run locally on Mac or PC desktops/laptops.
Mobile: apps, mobile-optimized websites, games and location-aware services designed for iPhone, Android, Windows, etc.
Tablets/Handheld Devices: apps, games, e-books, digital publishing and interactive sales presentations designed for tablets and handheld devises other than mobile phones.
Environmental: interactive installations, kiosks, tables, in-store/window displays, out-of-home experiences, tradeshow and museum exhibits, corporate showrooms, etc.
Other Interactive Media: any projects not covered in previous categories where interactivity is integral to the user experience.
Student Work: any interactive projects created for school assignments.

Late Fees
Entries must be registered through our online competition system no later than Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), October 5, 2018. Entries registered after that date require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries can be registered after October 19, 2018.

Further information click here
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The Challenge
In its 11th installment, the Asia Young Designer Award 2018 pays homage to the term ‘future-proof designs’ through its theme – “ FORWARD”. the approach to be ahead of norms in challenging design frontiers to bring betterment and profound values to future societies. Come and
be part of the AYDA family and together, let us set our eyes in pushing design boundaries
with a common purpose and in one direction – FORWARD


Interior Design & Architecture Category

  • Participants must be enrolled in an educational institution of interior design or architecture.
  • This contest is open to all second years and onwards of interior design students, as well as Fourth and onwards Architect students.
  • Max 2 member as a Team can participate in AYDA 2018.
  • Entries must conform strictly to the submission guidelines and must be submitted to the contest coordinator of each school.
  • Last date of registration is 5th Oct 2018 & last date of Submission is 15th Oct 2018.
  • Judges decisions are final.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified to make an oral presentation as a final judging procurement.
  • Winners will be notified to attend a ceremony. Winning entries may be featured in marketing and promotional materials as deemed appropriate by the organiser and sponsor.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash or credit.
  • The organiser reserves the right to substitute the top prizes with another product of similar retail value without prior notice.
  • Participating students must have international passports.
  • All Completed Entries Must be Submitted by 15th Oct 18 Monday.

Submission deadline:
All completed entries must be postmarked by
15 October 2018, Sunday.

Please mail you submissions to the below Mail id
For enquiries, contact
Ms. Vidya
Ethos india

Varun Bandi
Ph: 9799933653

or Log on to for more information.
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Small Hand Big Art: The Annual Art Exploration 2018-19

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‘Small Hand Big Art’ is an initiative to promote Children’s Art and to provide an opportunity for children to take pride in their creativity. Through this initiative, we seek to focus the attention of children, parents, teachers and society towards looking at Art as a Way of Life and more than just a casual hobby

Small Hand Big Art runs the Annual Art Exploration to recognize children who have talent in Art. We exhibit their work at some of Premium Art Galleries in India providing a rare opportunity to be mentored by leading luminaries from the field of Fine art, Senior Artists, Senior Faculty members of leading Fine Art Colleges, Gallery owners, Art Curators and Critics, who facilitate career guidance for children at the age when it matters the most.

Category (based on age A: 5-8 years, B: 9-12 years, C: 13-15 years, D: 16-17 years)


  • National Level Art Competition
  • Entries will be collected through schools ONLY
  • Winners Art Work is displayed at some of the most premier Art Galleries in India
  • Four category of participants based on age A: 5-8 years, B: 9-12 years, C: 13-15 years, D: 16-17 years
  • Monetary Award of Rs 2000 each and ‘Certificate of Merit’ to the winners
  • Certificate of Participation for all students
  • Winners will be invited to attend a unique ‘Winners Mentorship Program’
  • Art Teacher of Winning Schools to be Felicitated at the Award Ceremony, for their contribution and encouragement.
  • Art Works need to be made on paper sheets of A4 or A3 size ONLY. No Art Work made on canvas will be accepted.
  • Art Work can be made on any theme/topic
  • All Certificates will carry the logo of our Collaborators and the Winners 'Merit Certificate' will be jointly signed by Small Hand Big Art and Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Process To Participate

  • Entries will be collected through schools ONLY - no individual entries to be accepted directly from Students
  • Schools to conduct Small Hand Big Art’s Annual Art Olympiad 2017-18 session during school hours on any day of their choice while the Annual Art Olympiad is open
  • ONLY those Art Work that have been made during Annual Art Olympiad 2017-18 session conducted at school, should be submitted.
  • All Art Works to be made on paper sheets of A4 or A3 size ONLY. No canvas paintings will be accepted.
  • Any theme and any type of colour or pencil can be used
  • Each student can submit a maximum of 5 Art Works.
  • Parents to send application Fees of Rs 150 per Art Work to the School(Rs 300 for two Art Work, Rs 450 for 3 Art Work submitted….Rs 750 for 5 Art Work)
  • Each Art Work to have the following details mentioned clearly at the back:
    • Name of student
    • Category
    • Mobile number of Art Teacher/ School
    • Mobile number of Parent
  • Any art work without the above information will be rejected.
  • School to send a printed list of all children who are sending Art Work along with following details:
    • Name of School, School address and phone number of Art Teacher, clearly mentioned on top of each sheet
    • Complete Name of Student
    • Category (based on age A: 5-8 years, B: 9-12 years, C: 13-15 years, D: 16-17 years)
    • Mobile number of Art Teacher/ School
    • Mobile number of Parent
  • School can retain Rs 10 per Art Work Application, from the application fee of Rs 150 collected for each Art Work submitted by the students and send Rs 140 per Art Work to organisers. The retained amount is to be utilised towards Courier Charges, Demand Draft fee and Paper charges.
  • School to issue a single Demand Draft for the application fees collected (Rs 140 x number of Art Work submitted) in favor of “KALAABUZZ PVT LTD”, payable at Bangalore Any cheque or draft received directly from the parents Will not be accepted.
  • School to send all the Art Work and Demand draft - TOGETHER - in one single packet, to organisers, through courier to Organizer’s address :
    • Small Hand Big Art,
    • 304 C12 Sandeep Vihar,
    • Kannamangala Village, Whitefield,
    • Bangalore - 560115
Last Date to send Art work
31st October 2018

Result will be declared on our website on 31st January 2019

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    NASO National Astronomy and Science Olympiad

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    National Astronomy & Science Olympiad is one of the highly emerging concepts among young generation olympiad. It is one of the unique and innovative platforms which also serve an opportunity to the students by providing them the exposure to space science and also a chance to visit NASA Space Center. It is scientifically designed, age appropriate and practically matured exam which is divided in two different rounds.

    NATIONAL ASTRONOMY & SCIENCE OLYMPIAD is a platform that opens the door of limitless knowledge about the science and space explorations, for the students of class 2 to class 10 and to encourage talented young minds with amazing prizes who excel in the olympiad in different programs including workshops, quizzes and many other informative & innovative sessions handled by eminent personalities and educationalists in the field of science, its much about inspiring the young aspirants to dream bigger and to channel their interests in space science into the right path where they really belong. NATIONAL ASTRONOMY & SPACE OLYMPIAD is a venture of Navars Edutech and supported by Orion education.

    Mode of competition

    Level 1 : School Round
    • This round is to test their ground level and basic knowledge in science.
    • No special preparation required.
    • Class level syllabus 
    • 50 mcq's 60 minutes related to science and astronomy 
    • No negative marking 
    • First three toppers of level-1 from each school will be awarded medals and certificates of ranking.
    • Participation certificates will be provided to all level-1 participants. 
    • Level-1 is conducted in the school and the date is decided as per the school schedule. 
    • 10 % students will be promoted to next level.
    Level 2 : National Round

    Here students will be tested on research and exploration method of testing, and students will be competing between different schools in particular state.
    Level-2 will be conducted in february 3rd week & admit cards will be sent to schools by jan end.
    Previous year papers & astronomy syllabus material will be provided for students enrolled for level-2.
    Class level syllabus 
    20 to 25 researched based questions with 60 minutes time limit.(no negative marking) 
    Level-2 will be conducted online or in designated neutral center of particular state or zone. 
    Certificates of merit will be awarded to all the participating students of Level-2.

    Awards & Rewards

    1st winners will be sponsored to space education camp at Nasa "Kennedy Space Station" Houston for 7 days.
    2nd winners will be sponsored to "Singapore science station" for 7 days in Singapore.
    3rd winners will be sponsored to "Astro India & Science Tour" for 7 days.
    4th prize telescopes.
    5th prize 10000 planetarium tickets to students.

    How to Enroll

    Student can enroll for through school only, open/individual registrations are not allowed. No spot registration will be accepted in any case.

    School Registration
    School enrollment form must be filled and mailed before the last date of closing enrollments.

    Online Registration
    National astronomy science olympiad can also be registered through the website by filling the inquiry form. School can also download enrollment form from our website.

    Registration fee structure
    Round 1: inr. 120/- (exam, certification and excluding preparatory booklet)
    Round 2: free

    Payment for the national astronomy & science olympiad must be made through account payee cheque, demand draft or online bank transfer in favor of Navars Edutech payable at Hyderabad. School paying contributions by cash are requested to make the payment only to authorized person of the organization with the payment receipt.

    Depositing in cash in any computerized branch of Syndicate Bank with account name Navars Edutech with a/c no 30963070000627 & send original counterfoil of pay-in-slip along with the registration form, or transfering the amount in our below mentioned bank accounts.

    Study materials are available on the website at
    Last Date: October 10, 2018
    Exam Date: November and  December 2018

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    InnovativeKidzArt Drawing Competition

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    InnovativeKidzArt announces "Drawing Competition" [only for Participants residing in India] to encourage young participants to be Creative through Drawing. All entries will feature in ‘Art Gallery’ section on the website along with ‘Winners gallery’ section for winners or best competition entries.

    Drawing Competition Theme -
    Pencil Drawing (Animals)

    Competition winners will receive prizes as below:
    1st Prize (from each group) Gift + Certificate
    2nd Prize (from each group) Gift + Certificate
    3rd Prize (from each group) Gift + Certificate
    All Participants Digital Participation Certificates

    Registration Details
    Participation in this competition is a 4-Step process.
    Parents / Participants have to take a photograph of their drawings / paintings with mobile or camera and save the image file with participant's full name & the Competition name. For example: kirti-deshpande-onlinedraw-aug17.jpg
    Now, fill the Registration Form. Click here to fill the FORM. On Successful registration, a participation code number will be generated and sent to your registered email for verification of the competition entry.
    Entry fees of Rs. 100/- (per participant) can be sent by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking / Online Transfer /Cash / Bank Demand Draft Transfer only in favour of "TREESHA DESIRE" payable at MUMBAI Or Cheque in the name of TREESHA DESIRE. For Net Banking / Online Transfer Kindly Contact Us for Bank Details on
    Send the image of drawing for competition entry to e-mail only at along with participant's Name, Age, School Name, STD, Registration code number and entry fee payment transaction number/DD details/scanned copy of bank pay-in slip.
    For queries write to or

    Competition Rules
    • Drawing competition entries will be open for submission from 10th Aug 2018 to 22nd Sep 2018
    • Entry fee of Rs. 150/- will be charged for each individual participant entry.
    • The competition is open to participants divided into 4 age groups 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years and 12-15 years
    • Drawings can be made in any medium, like Water Colors, Pastels, Pencils, Crayons, etc. on any type of Paper
    • All entries are to be submitted as digital images (a scan or digital photo must be made of each artwork). Images must be submitted as JPEGs (saved at minimum compression and max. quality).
    • Your child's/your full name & the Competition name should be the title of the photo/drawing you send. Example: kirti-deshpande-onlinedraw-mar18.jpg
    • Any participant wishing to enter his/her art must first be registered on-line by a parent, legal guardian, qualified teacher or, if aged 12 or more, by him/herself
    • Only one entry per participant will be accepted for each theme
    • All drawings submitted to InnovativeKidzArt must be the original idea and creation of the participant. Copying of any pre-existing image is not acceptable, whether visually or by tracing. Don't use any copyrighted work.
    • All drawings submitted to the competition may be used for the benefit of InnovativeKidzArt in any way, with or without attribution. The copyright of all entries will rest with InnovativeKidzArt.
    • InnovativeKidzArt may reject entries that it considers inappropriate for any reason.
    • Award winners and schools will be informed individually by post/email.
    • InnovativeKidzArt is not responsible if some works do not reach them, are not displayed on the website and other places and do not receive any award.

    Results will displayed on the website on 31st August 2017
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    Malayala Manorama Yuva Master Mind Season 9 - 2018

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    Registration commenced for Manorama-IBS Yuva Mastermind, the biggest technology project competition for Kerala students.
    Any innovative idea in science/technology useful to the society that can be demonstrated by a working model can be submitted.

    Who can participate ? 
    a.School level: Students of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard, studying in any school in Kerala, irrespective of medium or curriculum.

    b. College level: Students of Engineering Colleges/Polytechnics/Science and Arts Colleges /ITI/ITC/Professional institutions or any other institutes from Govt/Aided/Self financing sectors.

    A project team can have maximum of 5 students. They can be from different classes in the same school/college.
    There is no registration fee.

    College Level
    First : INR 200, 000
    Second : INR 100, 000
    Third : INR 75, 000

    School Level
    First : INR 100, 000
    Second : INR 75, 000
    Third : INR 50, 000

    The projects selected for the final round will get financial assistance  for completing the project

    Topics for Project
    School Level: Ways to get rid of mosquitoes : Practical and scientific ways to get rid of mosquitoes
    College Level: Cyber safetly: Develop cyber safety tools

    For registration complete details not necessary. You have to furnish the following information for registration now.
    1. Title of the project
    2. Name and address of institution with email id and phone
    3. Name and address of the guide and team members
    4. A brief description of the project
    5. Approximate expenditure for the project
    Any one working in your parent institution who can guide and support the project team.

    For registration: 04828 305626, 9633191231, 9746627877
    (On office days 10am to 5pm)

    Postal Address
    Yuva Master Mind - 8
    Malayala Manorama
    PB No. 26
    Kottayam - 1


    Last Date: September 15 2018

    For  further information and online registration visit

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    Tinkle Gagstar Contest

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     Amar Chitra Katha (“ACK”) is running a contest (“Contest”) wherein an incomplete illustration ("Picture") shall be provided and participants shall complete the Picture by drawing, colouring and suggesting a humorous dialogue to support the Picture. These Pictures shall be provided in the Tinkle magazine (“Tinkle”) in the months of August, 2018 and September, 2018.

    The Contest is open for participation to readers of Tinkle who are below 18 years of age

    How to Submit
    The Participants shall send their entries for the Contest via:
        - Email (“Email”) to or
        - Post (“Post”) to  Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd., 7th Floor, AFL House, Lok Bharati Complex, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400059

    Last Date:30th September 2018

    Participants whose entries get selected shall get a chance to win prizes. The worth of the prizes shall be decided only by ACK.
    The first, second and third prize winning entries along with details of winners shall be featured in the November Issue of Tinkle.

    For complete terms and conditions click here

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