Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017

Posted in , on January 7, 2017

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National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India announces the tenth national competition for students’ ideas and innovations, in association withthe Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, CBSE and other partners.

NIF invites submissions of creative technological ideas/innovations from the students up to Standard XII for the tenth national competition for children’s ideas and innovations -Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017.NIF dedicates the IGNITE Awards in the loving memory of Dr Kalam.

In order to promote creativity and originality in children, NIF has been organising IGNITE – a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations by children, up to Standard XII or the age of 17 years, in or out of school.

Starting in 2008, in the past 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 is 71,200.NIF decided to commemorate the IGNITE Awards in his memory and rechristened the awards 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 every year on October 15, Dr Kalam’s birthday, which is also celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF.

Competition is for students up to Standard XII, the maximum age is expected to be around17-18 years. Those out of school (children), up to the age of 17 years, can also participate.

The entries will be received till August 31, 2017. All entries received after this date will be considered for Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2018 competition.

The submissions for the contest can be made through any of the following means:

Or, Email the details at ignite@nifindia.org

Submit online at http://nif.org.in/submitidea.php

Or, Mail them to the following address (directly/through the Principal)

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2017
National Innovation Foundation – India
Satellite Complex, Premchandnagar Road
Jodhpur Tekra, Satellite
Ahmedabad – 380 015, Gujarat

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