About INNOVATION COMPETITION

Who can Compete

Schools/ Individuals/ Teams

Team Size: 1-3 members only

Categories: Junior (Grade 1-5)

                               Senior (Grade 6-12)

Maximum Projects: 10 per School. 

                                3 per Individual &Team

Project Theme

It is mandatory to submit a Tinker Fest theme project, i.e, Superheroes and at least one project on Sustainability.

Other projects are optional and can fall under any theme or category. 

A school can submit upto 10 projects Individuals and Teams can submit upto 3 projects.                          

How to Compete

1. Register yourself: There are separate forms for Schools and Teams. 

2. Submit your project: Fill up the Project Submission Form for evaluation along with a video. 

Read the Project Rules carefully

Evaluation

MakersLoft team will visit schools for evaluation. 

Individuals & Teams will be asked to visit MakersLoft office for evaluation


Only selected projects,  if shortlisted, will be displayed at the exhibition.

Judges Decision will be Final

Exhibition

Top 50 projects in PRIMARY category  will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Saturday, November 16, 2019 

Top 50 projects in SECONDARY category will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Sunday, November 17, 2019

Win Exciting Prizes

Winners shall be declared at 4:30pm on the day of the exhibition. School/Individual/ Team representative needs to be present at that time to collect the prize for their school/Team. 

Top Three Projects will receive exciting prizes and Certificate of Participation for All Participants


ONLINE PROJECT SUBMISSION

Submit the projects you would like to showcase at Tinker Fest 2019 by clicking on the form below. Please enter details of your project and links to Youtube video showing your project.

PROJECt SUBMISSION FORM

Make INNOVATIVE PROJECTS

Use Your Super powers to Help The World Around You

Choose any of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or even better, any problem that irks your community or your school. Is it lack of clean air, increasing pollution or lack of infrastructure? Is it waste of resources or simply, Waste. 


Find a creative & Innovative solution. 

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Competition rules

General Rules for Schools

  1. The last date for schools to register is Friday,  August 23, 2019.
  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, October 18, 2019.
  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.
  4. Schools are encouraged to submit their projects early so that school visits are also planned  early. 
  5. Maximum Projects allowed per School is 10 including a Tinker Fest theme project, i.e, Superheroes and at least one project on Sustainability.
  6. 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.
  7. The results of the school visit shall be declared on Thursday, November 15, 2018. 
  8. Top 50 projects in PRIMARY category  will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Saturday, November 16, 2019 & Top 50 projects in SECONDARY category will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
  9. The selected schools need to be present at Tinkerfest, represented by  the students who have made the projects and respective teachers.
  10. All the students needs to be present at Tinker Fest in school uniform/superhero costumes with school ID card.
  11. The students and teachers will need  to come to the event venue at the scheduled time (before the exhibition)  to  setup  their projects in their respective booths.
  12. The exhibition shall take place on November 16 & 17, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday), from 10am-4pm

General Rules for Individuals and Teams

  1. The last date for schools to register is Friday, August 23, 2019.
  2. After registration, teams need to submit their projects by filling up an online form and providing YouTube link of the projects. 
  3. A maximum of three members are allowed in each team.
  4. The deadline to submit the projects is Friday, October 18, 2019.
  5. Maximum projects allowed for Individuals and Teams is three including a Tinker Fest theme project, i.e, Superheroes and at least one project on Sustainability.
  6. All the submitted projects shall be evaluated and teams that are shortlisted shall be notified. 
  7. Students must be willing to visit the MakersLoft office for evaluation.
  8. The selection teams decision shall be final and no appeal shall be made by the teams for a second opportunity. 
  9. The results of the Innovation Competition shall be declared on Monday, November 4, 2019
  10. Top 50 projects in PRIMARY category will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Saturday, November 16, 2019 & Top 50 projects in SECONDARY category will get a chance to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on Sunday, November 17, 2019.
  11. The selected teams need to be present at Tinkerfest, represented by the students who have made the projects.
  12. Team Members must be present at Tinker Fest in Superhero costumes with school ID card. Team Members will need to come to the event venue at the scheduled time (before the exhibition) to setup their projects in their respective booths. 
  13. The exhibition shall take place on November 16 & 17, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday), from 10am-4pm.

Rules for Project Submission

  1. All  projects that are submitted should be students’ work only. Students of any class can make the projects within the specific category.
  2. Participants are allowed to chose any software, platform or medium to make the projects under the above mentioned categories.
  3. Any theme or concept can be chosen to make the projects. However, all participants need to make at least one project which is inspired by the theme of Tinker Fest i.e. Superheroes and one Green project which is eco-friendly & is related to sustainability.
  4. The Tinker Fest theme project and the Green project can fall under any category or can be a combination of multiple categories.
  5. All participants need 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 Sustainability project.
  6. To submit the project, each school, individual & team 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 & any other detail mentioned in the form.

Rules for Evaluation

  1. MakersLoft team shall visit the shortlisted schools for judging. 
  2. Student Teams will be asked to visit MakersLoft with their projects on a day and date previously announced or submit electronically.
  3. All the students who have made the projects need to be present in the school during the  MakersLoft team visit for judging.
  4. If a school submits their projects early, then an early visit to a school shall be arranged, only if the submitted projects are  impressive.
  5. The shortlisted schools shall be informed about the visit for judging providing them enough time to showcase their projects. 
  6. 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.
  7. The judge’s decision shall be full and final and no appeal against it shall be entertained.

Rules for Exhibition

  1. Only the top 50 selected projects in Junior category (grade 1-5) shall be allowed to exhibit their projects in Tinker Fest on November 16th, 2019 (Saturday) from 10am-4pm.
  2.  Top 50  projects in Senior category (grade 6-12) will exhibit their projects on November 16, 2019 (Sunday), from 10am-4pm.
  3. The selected teams shall be provided with a booth of an area of 2x2x3 meters (LxWxH) and  a table to exhibit their projects. All the projects must fit within this area.
  4. The selected teams need 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.
  5. A Team/School representative (at least a student and a teacher) needs to be present at their booth all the time in Tinker Fest, to explain the projects to the visitors.
  6. The schools may take their projects unless requested otherwise post the exhibition. Valuable objects like laptops and other similar devices shall be taken by the teams/schools and brought back  the next day.
  7. The organisers are not liable for the loss of any valuable items.
  8. The winning school shall be declared at 4:30pm on the day of the exhibition. School/Team representative needs to be present at that time to collect the prize for their school/Team. 

PROJECTS COULD BE ANY OF THESE

ART & DESIGN

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DIGITAL PROJECTS

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ROBOTICS PROJECTS

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ELECTRONICS PROJECTS

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SCIENCE PROJECTS

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MODELS & INSTALLATIONS

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