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Eligibility

School to be divided into two groups

  • Junior Fevicol Science Project Challenge – Std 5 to Std 7
  • Senior Fevicol Science Project Challenge – Std 8 to Std 10
The Challenge

1. Cities of Future

To Do
  1. Think about your city and the problems it is encountering. Think about other big cities. How would you want to city to look like for comfortable living. What type of facilities would you like the city to have.
  2. Explain the reason for your choice and propose your thought about the design and construct of your desired city.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

2. Water Resource Management

To Do
  1. Think about the scarcity and wastage of water in India. Propose means for conservation and proper use of water.
  2. Explain the reason for your choice and explain the concept you propose to overcome this challenge.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

3. Infrastructure to help avert and tackle natural disasters

To Do
  1. Think about some natural disasters that you can recollect and what impact they had on human life and property. What infrastructure do you propose to avert and tackle such natural disasters.
  2. Explain the reason for choosing this topic and propose how you will handle situations of natural disasters.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

4. Waste Management

To Do
  1. Think about the various types of wastes we generate and how we pollute the environment.
  2. Explain the reason for your choice and how do you suggest to manage this waste.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

5. Machines that enhance human capacity

To Do
  1. Think about what man would do without machines!! Our life is made so much better with the help of machines. There has been adequate research going on that how machines can help mankind – for infrastructure, medical arena, better and comfortable living, helping the handicapped people, etc.
  2. Explain the reason for choosing this topic and propose how you visualize machines to make life better in this world.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

6. Green housing – more energy efficient houses

To Do
  1. There are a lot of benefits of green housing development. Explain your thought about green houses and explain its benefits.
  2. Explain the reason for your choice and give an idea about how you would plan it.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.

7. Effective operation and safety of a nuclear power plant

To Do
  1. Nuclear power plant is of great importance to human beings. But there is a very high level of commitment and efficiency required for its working and safety in order to avoid hazards.
  2. Explain the reason for your choice and suggest a method to efficiently manage and protect a nuclear plant.
  3. Prepare a 3D model to explain your thought.
How it Works

Method of conducting the contest - School Round:
(Aug 2013 – Dec 2013)

The school needs to be divided in two groups – Senior Group & Junior Group.

  • Each student in a class has to write a concept of 500 words on any of the topic given in the brochure. The concept has to be written on a Fevicol branded sheet which will be provided by the company.
  • The students to be given a time of one week to write the concept note. The students can take the sheet at home to write their concepts.
  • All the students then give the written concept sheets to the science teachers for correction. The teachers have to select 3 best concepts from every class. These 3 students have to form a team and then make a 3D model on any one of the topic given in the brochure. Hence, there needs to be minimum one 3D model to be made from every class.
  • Apart from the 3 students from each class making 3D models, to enhance the chances of getting the best 3D project from the school and for the school to be selected in the finals, we encourage all the students of the school to get divided into groups of 3 students and make 3D models.
  • The students can then take 10 to 15 days to finish their projects in a 3D model.
  • The school should then organize a "Science Project Exhibition" where the all the 3D models are displayed and the Principal and the science teachers judge one best project in Junior Group and one best project in Senior Group. The parents of the children should be invited to see the projects made by the students.
  • The date of exhibition should be communicated to Pidilite, as a Pidilite representative should be present at the venue.
  • The winners adjudged by the Principal and science teacher on the exhibition day will be considered as the school round winners and their entries will go for shortlisting among the finalists from schools all around India.
  • The project picture along with a note stating the reason of selecting the project and the written concept about the project should be uploaded on the Pidilite website or mailed on scienceproject@pidilite.co.in
  • All such entries from all over India, uploaded on www.pidilite.com or mailed to scienceproject@pidilite.co.in will form a pool from which 4 finalist teams will be chosen from each Junior and Senior group.

All projects should consist of and will be judged on the following:

  1. A 3D model based on the topic chosen, reason for choosing the topic and choice of model made.
  2. Explanation of the concept and the principles on which the model is designed (Explanations for points 1 & 2 should not exceed two chart papers in total).

Finals - Impromptu Round (Feb 2014)

  • This is an impromptu challenge round where a subject of concern and relevance to life today will be given at the venue on the day of the finals. This will be an all expenses paid round.
  • The finals will be held at a central location over a period of 3 days. Travelling cost to the location and accommodation for the shortlisted team members, and one teacher per school, will be done by Pidilite.

Day1 - Participants will reach the venue.

  • Topic will be given to the participating teams. There will be one topic each for Junior and Senior groups.
  • Till 12 PM, the participating teams will be allowed to discuss and research on the project they want to make.
  • Materials required to make the 3D model will be provided by Pidilite at the venue.

Day 2 - Teams will spend the day making their 3D Models.

Day 3 - Teams will present their 3D models to a panel of judges.

  • One team each, from the Junior and Senior groups, will be chosen as the Fevicol Science Project winners.
  • The prize distribution will be held.
  • Participants will leave the venue.

Each project will be judged by a panel of judges based on following criteria

  1. The understanding of the challenge subject and related issues.
  2. Concept and principles on which the proposed solution is based.
  3. Actual execution of the 3D model – Creativity and Presentation.
  4. Effectiveness of the project in solving the challenge.
  5. Responses to the queries raised by the panel of judges.
  6. Overall appearance of the 3D model.
Prizes & Certificates

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Final Round

  1. The winning teams, along with one accompanying teacher, will be awarded a foreign trip
  2. Winning team members will get trophies.
  3. Winning school will be given trophies.
  4. All team members of the final round will get tablet and certificates.

School Round

  1. Commendation certificate for all school having 200 participants and more.
  2. Winner certificate for all members of school round winning teams.
  3. Participation certificate for all participants of school round.
Terms & Conditions

The "Fevicol Science Project Challenge" is open to all students from the 5th to the 10th standard from any school located in India.

  1. The contest commences on August 16th, 2013.
  2. To participate, students should form teams of 3 members and submit one 3D project explaining and / or demonstrating one of the concepts mentioned in the brochure.
  3. The winners at the school level will be notified by an email sent to the school.
  4. All registrations have to come from schools only. Individual entries will not be entertained.
  5. The official Fevicol Science Project confirmation form of participation provided has to be filled completely along with the Principal's or Head Master’s / Mistress' signature and stamp to be a valid entry for the event.
  6. The school should nominate one teacher to accompany the winning team for the finals.
  7. Pidilite has the right to disqualify at its discretion, and instruct the judges to disqualify any entry that in its sole discretion describes dangerous conduct, stunts or tricks, conduct that could lead to physical injury, property damage or otherwise.
  8. Pidilite reserves the right to accept or reject any entry to the contest without assigning any reason.
  9. Vulgarity, indiscipline or malpractice of any sort shall lead to disqualification.
  10. While adequate safety measures will be taken, especially with respect to the entries received, Pidilite is not responsible for any loss, damage or injury to any property caused due to any untoward incident.
  11. No further discussion or letters shall be entertained. The decision of the judges shall be final and binding.
  12. All disputes related to the contest shall be the subject to the jurisdiction of the Mumbai High Court.
  13. Pidilite reserves the right in its sole discretion to change, amend or supplement these terms and conditions without assigning any reason and at any time, without any notice.
  14. The interpretation and implementation of the rules shall be at the sole discretion of the Company. The decisions of the Company shall be final and binding, and not subject to challenge or appeal.
  15. All entries shall be the exclusive property of Pidilite.
  16. Pidilite reserves the right to display the names and/or photographs of the entries received and the students who made them. All intellectual property rights in the entries shall vest in Pidilite at all times.
  17. The schools and the participants agree that they are participating at its/their own volition and it/they have no claim whatsoever against Pidilite.
  18. Prizes are not transferable, all prizes must be taken as is and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  19. Winners are liable to bear and pay applicable taxes.
  20. The participant agrees that he/she shall hold harmless Pidilite and others from and against any damage, in any manner whatsoever in connection with the contest or otherwise.
  21. By participating in the contest, it is deemed that the participating school and students have read, understood and agreed to abide by all the terms and conditions of the contest.

GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES

The guidelines are for general knowledge and are not a substitute for professional advice or common sense. Be sure to thoroughly research your scientific concept prior to performing your project.

  1. Understand the scientific concept thoroughly and check for any dangers involved in your demonstrations. Maintain safety standards. Do not directly view the sun, infrared, or ultraviolet sources.
  2. You cannot use (i) human blood/body fluids, (ii) animals, (iii) live ammunition, firearms or explosives, (iv) poisonous plants or (v) radioactive material or any material which is otherwise dangerous or unsafe.
  3. Use safety equipment wherever necessary for your presentation.
  4. Comply with all local fire and safety rules and regulations. Use caution when heating all forms of matter and always have a fire extinguisher available.
  5. Thoroughly check all motors to make sure all parts are sturdy and that safety nuts are securely fastened.
Safety Guidelines

The guidelines are for general knowledge and are not a substitute for professional advice or common sense. Be sure to thoroughly research your scientific concept prior to performing your project.

  1. Understand the scientific concept thoroughly and check for any dangers involved in your demonstrations. Maintain safety standards. Do not directly view the sun, infrared, or ultraviolet sources.
  2. You cannot use
    (i) human blood/body fluids, (ii) animals, (iii) live ammunition, firearms or explosives, (iv) poisonous plants or (v) radioactive material or any material which is otherwise dangerous or unsafe.
  3. Use safety equipment wherever necessary for your presentation.
  4. Comply with all local fire and safety rules and regulations. Use caution when heating all forms of matter and always have a fire extinguisher available.
  5. Thoroughly check all motors to make sure all parts are sturdy and that safety nuts are securely fastened.