Saturday, 12 March 2016

National Innovation Foundation - India invites submissions of the creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to class 12 th for the 10th national competition for children's ideas and innovations - Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards.

About IGNITE
In order to promote creativity and originality in children, National Innovation Foundation - India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, had been organizing IGNITE - a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children upto class the age of 17 years, in or out of school (upto class 12 only).
Starting in 2008, in the last seven years, 142 awards have been given to 202 children at the hands of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The total number of submissions from school children received during the various IGNITE campaigns have been 71200.

NIF has decided to commemorate IGNITE awards in his memory as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE awards so that creative children continue to draw inspiration from his spirit. NIF will continue to announce the awards of IGNITE competition every year on October 15th, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's birthday, which is celebrated as the Children's Creativity and Innovation Day by it.

Eligibility
Students up to Class XII

What can be submitted?
  • Original creative technological ideas and innovations of the students
  • any technological idea/innovation that solves any daily problem
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 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.

Last Date
The entries will be received till 31st August 2016. All entries received after this date will be considered for Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2017 competition.

How to Submit
The submissions for the contest can be made to us through any of the following means.
1. Email the details at ignite@nifindia.org 
or
2. Submit online at http://nif.org.in/submitidea.php 
or
3. Mail them at the following address (directly/through the Principal)

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2016
National Innovation Foundation - India
Satellite Complex, Premchand Nagar Road,
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite
Ahmedabad 380 015, Gujarat

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