About the Competition
Q: What is Science Canvas Online Innovative Project Competition ?
A: Science Canvas is launching its 1st online science project competition. Create your project this academic year with us in various topics, get 1:1 mentorship from our elite team, learn new statistical and frameworks for approaching projects. Chances of winning not only the lucrative prizes but also chance to learn directly from us. We can help you to get started and extend the horizon of your idea. Please go Here to access the Competitions home page.
Q: Why is Science Canvas organizing the Online Innovative Project Competition?
A: At Science Canvas , we believe this is the time when you can start working on the project you always wanted to create but because of little or no guidance, you decided not to pursue it. There is so much happening in the field of science and technology and you always wanted to learn the advancements by creating simple projects to boost your skills. You were passionate about hands-on projects, so now is the right time to show your skills. We believe no idea is big or small until you work on it and prove its impacts.
Q: What is the format of the Competition?
A: Participants must devise and present their unique ideas in provided template. This competition will be in 2 rounds. On clearing the prelim round, you will be getting 1:1 mentorship from one of our team member to work on this project and eligible to submit this for next round upon completion. You will be given enough time to complete your idea and then zonal followed by final round will happen. Final round submission details and requirements will be provided once you have cleared the 1st round. This competition is a score based system on a scale of 100 points. Click Here to know more Here
Q: What is marking scheme for this competition?
- Prelim Round- Online Round: To clear this round, you must score 75% and above
- Advanced Round
- Zonal Competition - Online Round: To clear this round, you must score 85% and above
- National Competition - Online Round: To clear this round, you must score 90% and above along with an online interview.
- Popular IDEA Round: It will be on voting by fellow participants, top 5 ideas will be given popular choice awards
Q: How can I secure a Science Canvas Badge?
A: Science Canvas assigns 5 different Badges. Click here to know more about the badges Here
- Prelim Round- Online Round: On clearing this round, you will be given a title "Science Canvas Explorers"
- Advanced Round
- Zonal Competition - On clearing this round, you will be given a title "Science Canvas Makers"
- National Competition - Online Round: On clearing this round, you will be given a title "Science Canvas Innovators" and top students with excellent ideas (scoring 95% and above) will become "Science Canvas Ambassadors"
- Popular IDEA Round: Top 5 ideas will be given title "Science Canvas Populars"
Q: What are the different Science Genres?
Q: What are the different categories in which my project/idea can fall under?
Must be from 1 of the below category and their subcategories:
- Physics - Robotics, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanics, Thermodynamics
- Biology - Biotech, Zoology, Botany
- Space & Astronomy
- Computer Science - Security, Operating System, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Computer Architecture
- Environmental Science
- Mathematics - Functions, Calculus, Probability, Algebra, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics
Q: How can I join this competition?
A: Anyone and everyone who meets the eligibility criteria can participate in this competition. Find out if you’re eligible here. Here
Q: Where is the competition taking place?
A: The competition begins on July 20, 2017, and is open online through our competition portal.
About the Participation
Q: What are the eligibility criteria?
A: Anyone who is studying in school or college(undergrad) is eligible. Refer the age group for more details Here
Q: What are the deadlines?
A: There will be different deadlines date for different rounds. Click here to know the timeline Here
Q: Is it possible to modify my project after the deadline?
A: On a case by case basis, only additional details can be submitted beyond the deadline. However, the submission cannot be modified. Entrants can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in the proper template.
Q: Will I get mentorship support to complete my project?
A: We will answer/clarify questions from participants in a timely manner. Additionally, after prelim round, there will be 30 mins Free Online Mentorship on your idea. If you want to build this project with us then, you can enroll for our mentorship package. Let us know if you want to avail the package by emailing us. Click here to know more Here
Q: How to pay for mentorship package?
A: You can pay through HDFC link provided. You can deposit the fees at your local HDFC bank payable to "Science Canvas" and at account number: "50200016172504". Once, we receive the fees. Your package registration will be confirmed. For that, you will need to email us the bank deposit receipt at email@example.com.
Q: How can I make sure that my candidature has been received?
A: Upon registration of your idea, you will get an email acknowledging the entry. Follow up emails will be sent if any information is missing or if additional information is needed.
Q: My details are incorrect. How can I get them updated?
A: You can send any updates or changes to your entry by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entering the Competition
Q: What do I need to do to register?
A: It’s very simple. For prelim round. Step 1: Signup on our portal Here Step 2: Just fill out the Project Submission Prelim Doc form with the required information. For more details refer the Here That’s it and you are good to go!
Q: Is there any registration fee?
A: No. Participation in the Online Innovative Project Competition is free.
Q: How to submit the entry?
A: Follow the instructions under "Submit an Entry" link. Here
Q: Where to submit the additional supporting files?
A: Create a folder in your google drive with the name as your email id and upload all supporting documents there. And share the folder with us with edit permission "email@example.com" only. In the section of "Project Google Drive Link" in the document, put this link
Q: Is this a team participation or individual participation?
A: Individual participation is preferred. If you are a team, then submit the same project using the individual account and mention team member email and name in the submission document.
Q: Does everyone in the team need to register?
Q: How big should my team be?
A: 3 Members at max
Q: Can I participate in more than one category?
Q: Will I have the ownership rights to what I will create?
Q: How will the entries be judged?
A: We encourage learning by doing philosophy. And our main focus is innovation, hence our judging will be based on following: Innovative, Uniqueness, Creativity, Feasibility, Real World Application Cost-effectiveness.
Q: What is the evaluation time schedule?
A: Entries will be evaluated as per the time mentioned.
Q: How and when will we know if we have been accepted for next rounds?
A: The Results will be announced on our website by Sept 10, 2017 for PRELIM round.
Q: Who are the judges?
A: Internal judges for the PRELIM round and external judges for zonal and final.
Q: Will I receive feedback from the judges as to why I was not selected as a Zonal or National Finalist?
Q: What are the prizes?
A: Click here to know more Here, Science Canvas Goodies, Science Canvas Badges, Science Canvas Project Kits, Fellowships, Submission to be featured on our blog and Submission to be featured on our youtube.
Q: Will I get a certificate?
A: Yes. We will present the shortlisted and winning individual a certificate of recognition for their achievements.
Q: Still have questions for us?
A: Visit our website Here or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where can I find the template?
A: Refer the link for the template. Here Your idea can be submitted as a pdf file or doc.
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