Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019

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EligibilityStudents up to Class 12
AwardMultiple benefits

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About the Program


National Innovation Foundation (NIF), India invites applications for Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019 from the students up to Class 12 and aged up to 17 years. NIF has been organising IGNITE with an aim to promote creativity and originality in children. This annual competition aims to make children capable of ensuring an imaginative, inclusive and innovative future of our country. Participants need to submit original and creative technological ideas and innovations to enter this contest. 

  • Dr A P J Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards 2019

    To enter this contest, the applicants must:

    • Be school students up to Class 12
    • Be up to the age of 17 years, in or out of school
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    Students participating in the contest will receive the following benefits:

    • Appreciation certificates to students submitting the maximum number of properly-documented entries
    • Each student will be credited as the 'scout' for each idea/innovation he/she documents
    • Top ideas/innovations will be displayed in the exhibition
    • To and fro travel support to students from home location to Ahmedabad
    • Financial and mentoring support for all practical and useful ideas/innovations
    • Patents will be filed at no cost for deserving cases
    • Some ideas might even attract entrepreneurs
Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: 31 August 2019
  • Winners to be announced: 15 October 2019
Terms and Conditions
  • The IGNITE Awards are dedicated in the loving memory of Dr Kalam.
  • The ideas and innovations submitted in the contest must be original.
  • Students from any educational board can participate in the competition.
  • Students can submit as many entries as they wish.
  • There is no fixed number of awards for the competition.
  • Students in graduation course or above are not eligible to apply for the contest.

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