Inter-school innovation competition

There is a slight change in the competition format this year. A great way for schools to showcase their students' talent and creativity.

  • Schools showcase top 5 projects of their students
    •  At least 1 project should have a green/sustainable theme
    •  1 project should be related to Tinker Fest® theme: Amusement Park
  • Schools need to submit project summary & video of the models
  • Selected schools with the best projects will be visited for judging round
  • Top 10 schools will be invited to exhibit their projects at Tinker Fest® on November 24 & 25
  • Top 3 schools will win awards to be announced at 4.30pm on November 25 


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018: Deadline for Registration for inter-school innovation competition
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit their projects
  • Monday, November 12, 2018: The top 10 schools, announced

The Newtown School, winner of 'Diversity in Creativity' award of Tinker Fest® 2017

The Newtown School, winner of 'Diversity in Creativity' award of Tinker Fest® 2017

Projects from these categories can be submitted

3D PRINTING

3D Printed models designed and printed by the students.

DIGITAL MAKING

This category includes: mobile phone applications, digital poster designs and illustrations, game making, animations, presentations and GIF making. 

ROBOTICS

Automation using electronic components only. 

SCIENCE

Scientific experiments using non electronic components. 

JEWELLERY

It can be made using any material like, beads, stones, paper, wire, terracotta, cloth, feather, strings, etc.

MODEL MAKING

Models that are non automated, having no electronic components. It can be made using materials like cardboard, MDF, thermocol, clay, etc. 

PAPER CRAFTS

This category includes: origami and quilling.

TEXTILES

Students can dye, stitch and print cloth to make a finished product that is wearable. 

WOOD WORKING

This includes all the basic furniture, home accessories, etc. made of wood only. 

Write to us, if you have any questions regarding the categories.

Competition rules

General rules

  1.  The last date for schools to register is Friday, August 10, 2018.
  2. After the schools have registered, they need to submit their projects by filling up an online form and providing YouTube link of the projects. The deadline to submit the projects is Friday, September 14, 2018.
  3. All the submitted projects shall be evaluated and schools that are  shortlisted shall be notified. MakersLoft team shall visit the shortlisted schools for onsite judging in October 2018.
  4. Schools are encouraged to submit their projects early so that school visits are also planned  early. 
  5. Only one visit shall be made to a school by MakersLoft team for judging. No appeal shall be made by the schools for a second visit.
  6. The results of the school visit shall be declared on Monday, November 12, 2018. The top 10 schools that are  selected shall be provided with the opportunity to exhibit their projects on the days of the Tinkerfest®.
  7. The top 10 schools needs to be present at Tinkerfest®, represented by  the students who have made the projects and respective teachers.
  8. All the students needs to be present at Tinker Fest® in school uniform  with school ID card.
  9. The students and teachers will need  to come to the event venue on Friday, November 23, 2018  to  setup  their projects in their respective booths.
  10. The exhibition shall take place on November 24 & 25, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday), from 10am-4pm

Rules of project submission

  1. All  projects that are submitted should be students’ work only . Students of any class can make the projects.
  2. The schools are allowed to chose any software, platform or medium to make the projects under the above mentioned categories.
  3. The schools can submit a maximum of 5 projects under the above mentioned categories.  
  4. Any theme or concept can be chosen to make the projects. However, all the schools need to make at least one project which is inspired by the theme of Tinker Fest® i.e. Amusement Park and one Green project which is eco-friendly & is related to sustainability.
  5. The Tinker Fest® theme project and the Green project can fall under any category or can be a combination of multiple categories.
  6. Each school needs to upload one video (not exceeding 5 minutes) on YouTube, of all the projects that have been submitted. This video shall also include the Tinker Fest™ theme project and the Green project.
  7. To submit the project, each school needs to fill an online form. The YouTube link shall be provided in the form along with the  project description.
    The description of each project shall not exceed 250 words, excluding the project title, name and grade of the student.

Rules of judging

  1. MakersLoft team shall visit the shortlisted schools for judging.
  2. All the students who have made the projects needs to be present in the school during the visit of the MakersLoft team for judging.
  3. If a school submits their projects early, then an early visit to a school shall be arranged, only if the submitted projects are  impressive.
  4. The shortlisted schools shall be informed about the visit for judging providing them enough time to showcase their projects. .
  5. Only one visit shall be made to a school by MakersLoft team for judging. No appeal shall be made by the schools for a second visit.
  6. The judge’s decision shall be full and final and no appeal against it shall be entertained.

Rules of exhibition

  1. Only the top 10 selected schools shall be allowed to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest® on November 24 & 25, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday), from 10am-4pm.
  2. The top 10  schools shall be provided with a booth of an area of 2x2x3 meters (LxWxH) and  a table to exhibit their projects. All the projects of a school must fit within this area.
  3. The selected schools needs to bring posters and creatives, made by students, containing graphical information about the projects, to decorate the booth and to give an explanation to the visitors about the projects.
  4. Any school representative (at least a student and a teacher) needs to be present at their booth all the time in Tinker Fest® on both days, to explain the projects to the visitors.
  5. The schools may leave their projects at the venue overnight, on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24, 2018. Valuable objects like laptops and other similar devices shall be taken by the school and brought back  the next day.
  6. The organisers are not liable for the loss of any valuable items.
  7. The winning school shall be declared on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:30pm. School representative needs to be present at that time to collect the prize for their school.