8th SPARK - INNOVATION AWARDS 2018-19 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students


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Wednesday, 28 November 2018


Dr. K.V. Rao Scientific Society announces  SPARK, its 8th Annual Science Fair for the year 2018-19. The competition is open to all school students of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala from 7th – 12th standard.

SPARK is a platform to: Harness the originality and creativity of the school children, Innovate on the existing ideas, Encourage development of critical thinking skills and Discover and nurture talent for innovation & problem solving among children.

Application form and other details can be obtained from our website www.kvrss.org .

 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 theCompetition. The decision regarding the students' eligibility to participate rests 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.
A. 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

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.

 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 th 10 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

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

Important Dates to Remember:

Last Date for submission of complete projects: 10th December, 2018

Intimation of Results: 15th   December, 2018

Date & Place of Final presentation:5th  January, 2019, Hyderabad


Contact No’s: 9849990794, 7093601588, 7093600794, 9959444933

Website : www.kvrss.org

Email: drkvrss.sciencefair@gmail.com , contact@kvrss.org

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