About CIF - UAE

We are delighted to announce UAE Children’s Innovation Fest 2021 in November 2021. We have planned various interesting events as part of the UAE Children’s Innovation Fest 2021. We request the participation of your esteemed institution in the Children’s Innovation Fest 2021.

The main events of the fest include:
1) Event 1 –National Children’s Science Congress –NCSC
2) Event 2 - Science Innovative Skit Contest -ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
3) Event 3 - Poster Making Contest
4) Event 4 - Scientific Case Study
5) Event 5 - The Third Eye –Photography contest
6) Event 6 - To commemorate the Year of the 50th in the UAE and 75th Year of Indian Independence SIF is organizing a Drawing & painting competition.

Detailed information about the events of CIF 2021

Event 1 –National Children’s Science Congress

28th National Children’s Science Congress 2021 -UAE level screening

‘National children's Science Congress’ is the flag ship program of the National Council for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. NCSTC has entrusted Science India Forum (SIF), UAE to conduct the Screening and selection of projects from UAE for sending them to national level since 2013.

The Focal theme for 28 th National Children’s Science Congress 2021 is:

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation

Sub-themes:

I. Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services.
II. Health, Hygiene and Sanitation.
III. Waste to Wealth
IV. Society, Culture and Livelihoods
V. Traditional Knowledge Systems

The completed research projects will be exhibited and evaluated during UAE Children’s Innovation Fest 2021.

POINTS TO NOTE:

  • A team will have only Two Child Scientist.
  • Each participating schools in UAE can send a maximum of 3 (Three) teams/projects from each group.
  • Junior Category-Lower Group: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 3 team
  • Senior Category-Upper Group: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 3 team
  • Two Child Scientist can form the team and carry out the research project with the help of school teachers, coordinators of school science clubs, experts/ activists of science based voluntary organizations research Institutes etc.
  • All teams will display their projects in an exhibition format.
  • Judges will listen to Project abstracts and 5 best teams from each category will be allowed to present full project. Presentation will be for 8 minutes and 2 minutes for interaction with judges.
  • Viva questions will be asked to selected teams.
  • The best 2 teams in each category will be the adjudged as Winners
  • Last date for Registration- September 31st 2021
  • Last date for Abstract submission- October 15th 2021
  • Extract to be sent to : ncsc.uae@gmail.com
  • First Presentation will be through Zoom on November 27th 2021 Saturday between 3 to 5 pm.
  • Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.


Event 2 - Science Innovative Skit Contest -ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • Junior Category-Lower Group: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 4 entries per school. Each team can have a maximum of 5 team members.
  • Senior Category-Upper Group: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 4 entries per school. Each team can have a maximum of 5 team members.
  • All Videos should be 5 minutes or less. We will call for youtube links from the schools.
  • The skits will be judged according to the following: creativity and presentation (40%), originality (30%) and relevance to the theme (30%).
  • Last date for submission of youtube links is October 31st 2021.
  • Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.


Event 3 - Poster Making Contest - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • Junior Category-Lower Group: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 2 teams per school. Each team to have 2 participants
  • Senior Category-Upper Group: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 2 teams per school. Each team to have 2 participants.
  • The posters will be judged according to the following criteria: creativity and presentation(40%), originality (30%) and relevance to the theme (30%).
  • Topic will be announced to all the registered participants after date of Registration. All material required for contest to be brought by participants. A3 size sheets to be used. All posters should have a caption
  • The posters will be displayed and will be adjudged.
  • Posters to be sent to : ncsc.uae@gmail.com
  • Last date for submission of youtube links is October 31st 2021.
  • Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.


Event 4 - Scientific Case Study - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Apply your research skills to find solutions to a pertinent global issue. Address the topic from all possible areas of science and consider the ethical, social, and economic implications of your proposed solution.

Tackle the case in teams of 3 members and present a solution to a panel of judges who will critique and score the presentations.

All teams will receive the case topic, detailed instructions, two weeks before the final presentation date. The case study needs to be submitted online.

Only those teams that have registered and confirmed their attendance will receive the case details

  • Junior Category-Lower Group: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members
  • Senior Category-Upper Group: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
  • Last date for submission of youtube links is September 30th 2021.
  • Last date for submission of case study analysis is October 31st 2021
  • Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.


Event 5 - The Third Eye - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Photography contest -Engage youth in science, technology, engineering, by: Exploring visual aspects through the art and science of photography; Capturing images to demonstrate and communicate scientific concepts and phenomena; Applying techniques to the capture of digital images

Theme: We are looking for eye-catching images that show science being done, show how photography helps science or how science impacts upon our daily lives. The best will be exhibited at CIF 2021

  • Junior Category-Lower Group: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members
  • Senior Category-Upper Group: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
  • Image Eligibility –
    • The entry form requires the contestant to describe briefly the concept or phenomenon associated with each image.
    • Images must be the sole work of the contestant.
    • Images must be captured using a digital camera – images created in software are not permitted
      Processing, including cropping and adjustments to correct or enhance exposure or colours, is acceptable; the addition, removal or distortion of significant content is not permitted.
    • Images must not include a watermark or descriptive text.
    • Photos to be sent to cif@sifuae.com on or before October 31st 2021.
  • Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.


Event 6 - To commemorate the Year of the 50th in UAE and the 75th Year of Indian Independence, SIF is organizing a Drawing & painting competition

Categories are : 5 to less than 8 years, 8 years till Less than 12 years, 12 years to less than 16 years
For the 5 to Less than 8 years category : Only colouring. Image will be provided. Print out in A4 size. Colour pencils/Crayon to be used by participants.
From 8 years till Less than 12 years category : Drawing & colouring. A4 size paper to be used. Pencils, Colour pencils/Crayon/Sketch pens to be used by participants.
From 12 years to less than 16 years category : Drawing & painting using water colours. A4 size paper to be used.
This is an open category contest and any child can participate
Registration can be done through our SIF website www.sifuae.com starting September 30th 2021. A registration charge of AED 15 is applicable for each entry in Drawing & colouring competition alone. Theme: We are looking for eye-catching images that show science being done, show how photography helps science or how science impacts upon our daily lives. The best will be exhibited at CIF 2021
Results will be announced on November 27th 2021 Saturday at 7pm.

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