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

Description ‘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 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for a Clean, Green and Healthy Nation
Sub-themes:
  1. Ecosystem and Ecosystem Services.
  2. Health, Hygiene and Sanitation.
  3. Waste to Wealth
  4. Society, Culture and Livelihoods
  5. Traditional Knowledge Systems
Team Rules - 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.
Category - Junior Category: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 3 team
- Senior Category: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 3 team
Selection Procedure - 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 present their project on November 13th 2021 through Zoom.
- Judges will listen to all Project presentation and 2 best teams from each category will be selected as winners. Presentation will be for 5 minutes followed by interaction with judges. Viva questions will be asked to the teams.
- The best 2 teams in each category will be honoured
Last date for Registration and submission of abstract October 31St 2021
Abstract to be sent to ncsc.uae@gmail.com
Presentation of the project will be through Zoom on November 13th 2021 Saturday between 3 to 5 pm.
Award ceremony Winners will be honoured on November 27th 2021 Saturday


Event 2 - Science Innovative Skit Contest -ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Category
  • Junior Category: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 4 entries per school. Each team can have a maximum of 5 team members.
  • Senior Category: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 4 entries per school. Each team can have a maximum of 5 team members.
Theme Any scientific concept based skit
Format All Videos should be 5 minutes or less. Ensure that the Audio-video quality is legible for evaluation.
Evaluation criteria The skits will be judged according to the following: creativity and presentation (40%), originality (30%) and relevance to the theme (30%).
Submission Upload your videos on your Youtube channel and send us the link via email, with all details. (Name, category, grade, school and emirates should be mentioned along with the link)
Last date for submission of youtube links via email cif@sifuae.com is October 31st 2021. Email subject should be “CIF SKIT”
Award Ceremony Winners will be honoured on Saturday November 27th 2021.


Event 3 - Poster Making Contest - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Category
  • Junior Category: 10 years to less than 14 years, -Maximum 2 entries per school. Each team with 2 team members.
  • Senior Category: 14 years to less than 17 years –Maximum 2 entries per school. Each team with 2 team members.
Theme Topics for Seniors : Conserve biodiversity
Topics for Juniors : Eat for health
Format A3 size sheets to be used. All posters should have a caption. Once the poster is complete, scan or take clear photo and send us in jpg or pdf format. Digital posters are not accepted
Evaluation criteria The posters will be judged according to the following criteria: creativity and presentation(40%), originality (30%) and relevance to the theme (30%).
Submission Last date for submission of poster via email cif@sifuae.com is November 13th 2021. Email subject should be “CIF Posters”

Send the posters with all details. (Name, category, grade, school and emirates)
Award Ceremony Winners will be honoured on Saturday November 27th 2021.


Event 4 - Scientific Case Study - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Category
  • Junior Category: 10 years to less than 14 years, - Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
  • Senior Category: 14 years to less than 17 years – Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
Theme
  • Seniors: Reducing Plastic Footprint using SDGs. Data analysis of Usage of plastics with respect to the income of different countries, Ocean plastics and impact of micro plastics on earth.
  • Juniors: Interplanetary Space exploration, Naming of different space missions of our solar systems by the space agencies, their purpose and it’s current status .
Format The case study findings and other details should be prepared in a document format and emailed to us as pdf file.
Use the following format (Synopsis/Executive Summary. Outline the purpose of the case study, Findings. Identify the problems found in the case by, Discussion. Summarise the major problem/s.,Conclusion, Recommendations, References, Appendices)
Evaluation criteria The case studies will be evaluated by panel of judges and winners will be selected accordingly.
Submission Last date for submission of poster via email cif@sifuae.com is November 6th 2021. Email subject should be “CIF Case studies”

Send the posters with all details. (Name, category, grade, school and emirates)
Award Ceremony Winners will be honoured on Saturday November 27th 2021.


Event 5 - The Third Eye - ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Category
  • Junior Category: 10 years to less than 14 years, - Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
  • Senior Category: 14 years to less than 17 years – Maximum 3 entries per school. Each team to have 3 team members.
Theme We are looking for eye-catching images that show science in action’, show how photography helps science or how science impacts upon our daily lives.
Format 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.
Rename the photo with Category-Name-schoolinitial (ex: Senior-Uday-DPS)
Evaluation criteria The photos will evaluated by panel of judges on basis of creativity and technical aspects.
Submission Last date for submission of poster via email cif@sifuae.com is October 31st 2021. Email subject should be “CIF ThirdEYE”

Send the photos with all details. (Name, category, grade, school and emirates)
Award Ceremony Winners will be honoured on Saturday November 27th 2021.


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

Category, Format and Topic
  • Age 5 to Less than 8 years category
    Indian/UAE friendship (Image for drawing will be provided by us which can be downloaded from our Website sifuae.com after Oct 25th 2021-use crayon or colour pencil)
    Click here to download image of drawing
  • Age 8 years till Less than 12 years category
    India –the rising world power (A4 size, use crayon, colour pencil sketch pen or water colour)
  • Age 12 years to less than 16 years category
    UAE –Connecting minds, Creating future (A4 size, use crayon, colour pencil sketch pen or water colour)
Event Details The event will be online. The entries should be submitted in the form of a short video (Not exceeding 2 mins) which covers the child creating the art and the final Image) and a jpeg image of final art.

The video along with the final image should be uploaded to your Facebook page by tagging @SIFUAE and #cifdrawing2021. Please mention details like Name, Grade, Category and School in the post
Evaluation criteria The drawings will be evaluated by judges. 3 winners from each category will be selected. Decision of the panel of Judges will be final and will not be subject to any changes.
Apart from this one winner from each category will be selected based on the most LIKES on social media post. Note that the viewers who like your post should also like/follow SIFUAE FB page/Instagram page
Submission Registration open till November 22nd 2021.
All entries should be uploaded on FB on or before Nov 24th 2021, 4 pm. Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the selection process
Award Ceremony Winners will be honoured on Saturday November 27th 2021.
Social media links

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