Events

Jan
21
Thu
National Science Centre: Innovation Festival2016 @ National Science Centre , Pragati Maidan
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm
National Science Centre: Innovation Festival2016 @ National Science Centre , Pragati Maidan | New Delhi | Delhi | India

 

 

 

 

National Science Centre: Innovation Festival2016

The National Science Centre, Delhiis organizing Innovation Festivalaiming to foster passion and aptitude for science and technology and provide a unique platform to innovative and creative innovators.The Festival is open for innovators of all ages to showcase the most innovative products made by them in the pastand several contests will also be organized for students and general visitors.

The Innovation Festival would have:

  • Innovation Fair
  • Build from Scrap
  • “Build from Scrap” Make it at Science Centre
  • Robofest
    • Creative Robo Design
    • Robo training cum contest
  • Innovative Challenges
  • Stage blast
  • Family Science Quiz
  • Popular Science lectures
  • Idea Contest
  • Hands-on Minds-on Session

Venue & Duration of the Fair-

Period: From January 21, 2016 to January 24, 2016

Timings:10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Fairground area of National Science Centre.

Near Gate No 1, Bhairon Road,

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

IP4Kids”, our CSR IP initiative, is also participating in the aforesaid event to promote IP awareness amongst kids and young innovators.

Click here for more details.

Mar
8
Tue
SCRIPT IT! – ALL INDIA FIFTH ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION – World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2015 – Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust
Mar 8 @ 1:58 pm – Apr 20 @ 2:58 pm

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In collaboration with S.S. Rana & Co.

Presents

Script it!

Fifth All India National Essay Writing Competition

to celebrate

World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2016

On April 26, 1970 WIPO Convention came into force and the day was chosen as the World IP day by the WIPO member states to increase general understanding of what IP really means. Every year this day celebrates creativity, and contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe all the while raising awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact our daily life. This year WIPO has declared Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined as the theme of World IP Day 2016.

Poster-WorldIP-day-2016

Script it!The Essay Competition

Taking cue from this year’s IP Day theme and to give young students an opportunity to understand the role played by intellectual property, Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust in collaboration with S.S. Rana & Co. presents Script it!‐The Fifth All India Essay Writing Competition.

Themes of the Essay(s)-

Young minds are encouraged to focus on the World IP Day theme i.e. Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined, for their essays and hence may contemplate writing on topics related to IP, cultural creativity, Geographical Indication, Legal Aspects of File sharing, etc. Some of the suggested topics are:

  • International IP Framework vis-a-vis protection of Cultural Properties of Indigenous People;
  • Impact of the Free Culture Movement on IP rights;
  • The Effect of ‘Home Copying’ on the market for audio-visual recordings;
  • Protection of Traditional Foods in India;
  • Socio- Economics of Geographical Indications in India;

Last date for Submission-

April 20, 2016.

The Process-

  1. College and/or School students are invited to submit their essays focusing on themes relating to IP, Cultural Creativity, Geographical Indication, Legal aspects of file sharing prior to the deadline of April 20, 2016.
  1. Qualified Experts and Judges appointed by Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust and S. Rana & Co. will select the best 3 essays.
  1. Following this the winners will be announced in IP©onnect®, S. Rana & Co.’s weekly newsletter on April 26, 20161 i.e. World IP Day

Rules for Participation-

  1. The competition is open only to School and College students (Students graduating in 2016 can also apply);
  1. The participants shall mention the following on the front page in bold letters –
    1. Name of the participant(s);
    2. Name of the Academic Institution;
    3. Contact details including phone number and postal address;
    4. Copy of School/College Id-Card;
    5. Participants should mention “Script it! World IP Day- Fourth All India Essay Writing Competition” in subject line;
  1. Entries must be original and in English language only;
  1. Only a single entry will be accepted from one partici Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is also permitted;
  1. The competition is open to essays of up to 3,000 words for School students and 4500 words for college students. Entries outside the word limitation will be disqualified;
  1. The essay shall be disqualified if it is plagiarized. Due credit should be given to the concerned author and/or publisher(s) in Bibliography and/or Reference, as the case may be, in proper 19th bluebook edition;
  1. Summary of the best essay will be published in IP©onnect® on April 26, 2016;2
  2. The copyrights of the essay shall vest with Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust and S. Rana & Co.;
  3. All entries are to be sent by e-mail to essays@vidyain Participants can also upload their essay(s) on the Script it! web portal at www.vidyadarshan.in;
  4. All entries are to be sent only in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or .pdf

Awards3-

  1. The Awards would be given to students in two categories: a) College and b) School;
  2. Winners in the college category will be awarded prizes(s) worth 7,500 and winners in the school category will be awarded prizes(s) worth 5000, along with a certificate and  an opportunity to author an article on any forthcoming issue of IP©onnect® of his/her
  3. Second and third runner ups in the college category would be presented prize(s) worth INR 5,000 and INR 2,500 respectively along with certificates;
  4. Second and third runner ups in the school each category would be presented prize(s) worth INR 2,500 and INR 1,000 respectively along with certificates
  5. The Top Three Winners in the college category will be given an opportunity for a paid Internship at the Firm.
  6. Other deserving participants shall also be presented with certificates;

For further information, please write to us at info@vidyadarshan.in or call us at 91-11-3056 2000.

Note: The competition intends to provide a platform to the students to share their views and to raise IPR awareness among them. The decision of the Judges shall be final. The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results and/or the date of announcements and publication of the results. The organizers also reserve the rights to withdraw any or both categories of awards if the entries thus received do not meet the aforesaid criteria. The organizers also reserve all the rights for Publication and reproduction of essay/write ups, due credit in this regard shall be given to the author(s).

1 The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results.
The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements and publication of the results
In case of tie or in case of co-authored articles the prize money shall be divided amongst the participants
May
27
Fri
CREATIO – Fifth Annual Design Competition – World Industrial Design Day – June 29, 2016
May 27 – Jun 26 all-day

vidya-darshan-logo

In alliance with S.S. Rana & Co.

Presents

‘CREATIO’TM: The Design Competition

On the occasion of

World Industrial Design Day – June 29, 2016.

On the occasion of World Industrial Design Day, Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust in alliance with S.S. Rana & Co. is organizing ‘CREATIO’TM the Fifth Annual Design Competition.

Internationally observed on June 29th, World Industrial Design Day aims to promote the profession of industrial design by highlighting the ways in which it contributes to the improvement of economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.

CREATIO-Fifth-Design-Competition-June-29-2016.a. ‘CREATIO’TMThe Design Competition

‘CREATIO’TM invites young creators to create new designs and aims to educate people, raise awareness and provides a platform for all to exhibit their talent.

b. Participate in ‘CREATIO’TM and get a chance to

  • Win recognition, acclaim and acknowledgement.
  • Register your design with the “Indian Patent Office” and become proud owner of theIntellectual Property Asset.*1 We shall assist you in filing and prosecuting the designapplication on a pro–bono basis.

c.   Themes:

This year International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) has chosen the theme of “Youth in Design” to motivate the intellectual creators to come forward and create some innovative industrial design.

Following the same path ‘CREATIO’TM invites you to come up with any industrial designs which may relate to any field including Textile & fashion, Furniture, Household goods (including kitchen appliances), Home décor (interiors and accessories), Pottery, Jewelry, Games, toys & sports or any other new design which would help to redefine the industry.

d. Rules and Guidelines

  • Participation in the competition is free of charge.
  • The design submitted should be original work of the participant and shall not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.
  • Entries previously sent and awarded in other Design competitions shall not be considered eligible and will face immediate disqualification.
  • A participant can submit more than one design; however separate entry has to be made for each design.
  • Joint submission (only up to 2 designers) shall be acceptable.
  • Design can pertain to any 2-dimensional or 3 dimensional article.

e. The Process

  • Each participant must register online and upload his/her design.
  • Participants are encouraged to submit different “views” of the design to give the Judges a fair idea of their creation.
  • The design should be uploaded in either pdf or jpeg format, the image of the design thus submitted should not exceed 10 MB size.
  • In case of a working model, the participant may upload the photographs of the same.
  • As the registration formalities are completed, a unique “Registration Number” will be promptly provided to all the participants.
  • The Registration Number shall be used for all future correspondence. Separate entry is required to be made for each design.
  • The last day to submit the entry is June 24, 2016. Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible for the competition.
  • Responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participants and neither Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust nor S.S. Rana & Co. shall be held liable for any dispute raised by the third party.
  • All entries are to be uploaded at the following site only: www.vidyadarshan.in . No physical form shall be accepted.
  • Qualified design experts and judges will then select the best design following which the winners will be announced in IPConnect, S.S. Rana & Co.’s weekly newsletter on June 30, 2016.

f. The Judges

  • All entries shall be judged by a panel of intellectual property experts and design Professionals and the winners shall be selected by a consensus of the Judges.
  • The Judges’ decision shall be final and binding on all participants.

g. Evaluation Criteria

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

  • Aesthetics
  • Visual Appeal
  • Originality & innovativeness
  • Clarity of the design
  • Industrial Applicability

The Prize
Awards will be given for three best designs by the Judges- “Master’s Choice”

  • The winner, selected by the Judges, will be awarded with a “Magical Creator of the Year” award along with a cash prize of INR 7,500 , a certificate and assistance on a pro bono basis for getting his/her design registered with the Patent Office.
  • First and Second runner ups would be presented with INR 5,000 and INR 2,500 respectively along with certificates;
  • In case of a tie, the prize money would be equally distributed among the winners.

This is our small endeavor to raise IP awareness in India and help the grassroot innovators, artisans, creators and designers to realize their true potential by providing a national platform to them.

h. Exhibeo ‘CREATIO’TM

Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust may conduct an exhibition of all the selected, finalists and winner’s entries.

Follow this link to submit your entries: www.vidyadarshan.in

For further information feel free to call us at +91-11-3056 2000 write to us at info@vidyadarshan.in.

NOTE: The competition intends to provide a platform to the students to share their creativity in the arena of industrial designs. The decision of the Judges shall be final. The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results and/or the date of announcements and publication of the results. The organizers also reserve the rights to withdraw any or both categories of awards if the entries thus received do not meet the aforesaid criteria. The organizers also reserve all the rights for exhibiting the selected designs, due credit in this regard shall be given to the designer(s). In case of a joint entry the prize money mentioned above is to be divided among the designers, no separate recognition except certificate is to be given to the joint designers.

Notwithstanding anything, in any circumstances the aforesaid rules or any statement cannot be challenged, the organizer reserves all the rights to change or modify the rules.

NOTE – 1 *This does not apply to the design sent for this competition

Jun
7
Tue
World Environment Day 2016
Jun 7 all-day

“If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either”. – Joseph Wood Krutch

We only have one earth to live in, which, obviously we can’t afford to lose. We humans, in the name of development, are constantly harming our mother nature. The damage so caused was initially only limited to wildlife and other living creatures. When the damage caused by humans increased so much that it started effecting our environment, then we decided to take certain steps to save our environment. These steps involves, shifting towards sustainable development, working towards a ban on CFCs, achieving carbon neutrality, imposing pollution norms on industries, etc.

One such step taken by the United Nations is celebrating ‘World Environment Day’. It is celebrated every year on the 5th of June. This day is celebrated in order to raise awareness about environmental related problems and to motivate people to come forward and take steps for environmental protection. It was started to create global awareness about the condition of the Environment. World Environment Day is organized by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

It was first celebrated every year by running some effective campaigns by the United Nations General Assembly and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the conference on Human Environment which was held from the 5th to 16th of June, 1972. World Environment Day was first celebrated in 1973 with a theme of ‘Only One Earth’. From the year 1974, this day is celebrated globally and the campaign is hosted in different cities.

This year ‘World Environment Day’ was hosted by Angola. The theme for 2016 was ‘Zero Tolerance for Illegal Trade in Wildlife’. This year’s slogan was ‘Go Wild for Life’, and it aimed at creating awareness about the increasing illegal trade in wildlife.

Illegal trade of wildlife is eroding Earth’s precious biodiversity and damaging our natural heritage and pushing wildlife species towards extinction. Other than the effect to the environment, it also results in enhancing corruption, developing black market, and increasing organized crime, etc.

Trading of wildlife plays a significant role in wild life extinction. Many animal species have recently faced extinction from the globe.  In 2011, a subspecies of Javan rhino went extinct in Vietnam, while the last western black rhinos vanished from Cameroon the same year. Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo, and other countries could quickly follow. Lesser-known victims include helmeted hornbills and pangolins, as well as wild orchids and timbers like Rosewood.

On this day, many initiatives were taken by countries and various institutions across the globe. On this day, the Nepal government sends the Gurkha Army out of barracks on the road to clean the environment and for afforestation programmes. Zee News launched ‘My Earth, My Duty’ campaign. This campaign has entered the Limca Book of Records for a novel effort: for planting more than 7,300,000 trees in one single day across 34 cities and 250,000 villages on 25 August 2010. Many arts and drawing competitions on environment day are also organized in schools, to create awareness about the importance of environment and wildlife.

Nov
3
Thu
Essay Competition in celebration of Children’s Day
Nov 3 @ 12:00 am – Nov 13 @ 12:00 am

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“Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honor children globally. In India, Children’s Day also known as Bal Divas, is celebrated across the country to increase awareness towards the rights, care and education of children.

It is celebrated on November 14 every year, coinciding with the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, also called as ‘Chacha Nehru’. Nehru is often cited as saying that children should always be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. Bal Diwas was first celebrated in 1964 after the death of Pandit Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru aimed “to convert India’s economy into that of a modern state and to fit her into the globalized world.” Nehru understood that India had not been at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, and hence made an effort to promote higher education, and science and technology in India. Inauguration of the first Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur in West Bengal, in 1951 was one of the many initiatives that Prime Minister Nehru took towards the spreading of the culture of innovation in the country.

As per a report published in the Times of India, on November 14, 2014, when asked about the significance of Bal Divas, 11 year old Shaheen said, “Baal to sabke hote hai, isme mithai kyon baatein? (Everyone has hair; why distribute sweets to celebrate the day?). Like many other kids working on the streets, November 14 was just another day for Shaheen and her friends who work as rag pickers on the Sahastradhara trenching ground.

This was true of most kids earning a living who were unaware of the celebrations happening around the country. Busy washing tea cups outside a chai stall on Rajpur Road, Deepu, who lives in a slum close to the Rispana river, drew a blank when asked about Nehru. “Who is he? Is he one of our customers,” he whispered, even as his employer hollered at him to carry on with the dishes.

Thus, in an effort to spread awareness about the importance of education and innovation amongst children, IP4Kids, a CSR Initiative of S.S. Rana & Co., is organizing an Essay Competition on Children’s Day on the theme, Education and Innovation: Towards a better India

Young minds are encouraged to focus on the theme of Children’s Day, and hence may contemplate writing on topics related to –

  1. Favorite Scientist
  2. Favorite Innovation
  3. Importance of Education
  4. Right to Education

Last date for Submission-

November 13, 2016.

The Process-

  1. School students are invited to submit their essays focusing on themes relating to innovation, technology, science, education, etc. before the deadline of November 13, 2016.
  2. Qualified Experts and Judges appointed by IP4kids and S.S. Rana & Co. will select the best 3 essays.
  3. Following this, the winners will be announced in IP©onnect, S. Rana & Co‘s weekly newsletter on November 15, 2016.

Rules for Participation-

  1. The competition is open only to students belonging to the following Categories –

Class – V to VIII – Category A

Class – IX to XII – Category B

  1. The participants shall mention the following on the front page in bold letters–
  2. a) Name of the participant(s);
  3. b) Name of the School;
  4. c) Contact details including phone number and postal address;
  5. e) Participants should mention “IP4Kids – Children’s Day Essay Competition” in subject line;
  6. Entries must be original and in English language only;
  7. Only a single entry will be accepted from one person. Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is also permitted;
  8. The competition is open to essays of up to 1,000 words. Entries outside the word limitation will be disqualified;
  9. The essay shall be disqualified if it is plagiarized. Due credit should be given to the concerned author and/or publisher(s) in Bibliography and/or Reference, as the case may be, in proper 19th bluebook edition;
  10. Summary of the best essay will be published in IP©onnect on November 15, 2016;
  11. The copyrights of the essay shall be vested with IP4kids and S.S. Rana & Co.;
  12. All entries are to be sent by e-mail to info@ip4kids.in;
  13. All entries are to be sent only in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or .pdf format.

 Awards –

  1. The Awards would be given to the top three students in each catogory;
  2. The winner will be awarded cash prize worth INR 3,000 along with a certificate.
  3. Second and third runner ups in each category would be presented prize(s) worth INR 2,000 and INR 1,000 respectively along with certificates;
  4. Other deserving participants shall also be presented with certificates;

For further information, please write to us at info@vidyadarshan.in or call us at 91-11-3056 2000.

Note: The competition intends to provide a platform to the students to share their views and to raise IPR awareness among them. The decision of the Judges shall be final. The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results and/or the date of announcements and publication of the results. The organizers also reserve the rights to withdraw any or both categories of awards if the entries thus received do not meet the aforesaid criteria. The organizers also reserve all the rights for Publication and reproduction of essay/write ups, due credit in this regard shall be given to the author(s).

Jan
20
Fri
National Science Centre: Innovation Festival 2017 @ National Science Centre , Pragati Maidan
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm
National Science Centre: Innovation Festival 2017 @ National Science Centre , Pragati Maidan | New Delhi | Delhi | India

National Science Centre: Innovation Festival 2017

Realizing the importance of Innovation and the impact of experimentation and scientific method in shaping logical thinking among our community, the National Science Centre is organizing Innovation Festival during 20th to 23rd January, 2017. It aims to foster a passion and aptitude for science and technology and to provide a unique platform to Innovative and creative Innovators.

The Innovation Festival would have-

  1. Innovation Fair
  2. Make it at Science Centre
    1. Art
    2. Sculpture
    3. Build from Scrap
  3. Creative Robo Design
  4. Innovative Challenges
  5. Family Science Quiz
  6. Popular Science Lecture
  7. Idea Contest

Innovation Festival is open ended, encouraging and generous in Spirit. It is about participation, not competition. The Festival is an all age showcase and celebration of Invention, creativity and resourcefulness. This is a place to meet and interact with likeminded innovators from different walks of life. It will support discovery and exploration while introducing new tools for advance design. Other objectives are fostering creativity in people and to make them agent of change in their personal life and their community.

General Schedule of Events are as follows:

Event Date Time
a. Inauguration followed by Popular Lecture by eminent person 20th January, 2017 11.00    AM   to 12.00

Noon

b. Innovation Fair 20th  to 23rd January, 2017 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
c. Creative Robo Design 21st January, 2017 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM
d. Make it at Science centre

a)   Art

b)    Sculpture

c)   Build from Scrap

20th  to 23rd January, 2017 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
e. On    the    spot    Design    Contest/

Innovative Challenges (Open for families)

22nd January, 2017 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
f. Family Science Quiz 22nd January, 2017 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
g. Idea Contest Idea can be dropped in Box kept at Fair 20th  to 23rd January, 2017 ( Afternoon)
h. Valediction 23rd January, 2017 4.00 PM on wards

Venue & Duration of the Fair:

Period: From January 20th, 2017, to January 23rd, 2017

Timing: 10.00a.m. To 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Fairground area of National Science Centre.

Near Gate No. 1, Bhairon Road,

Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

IP4kids, a CSR initiative of S. S. Rana & Co., will also be participating in the said event, in an effort to promote IP awareness amongst kids & young innovators”

Click here for more details.

Mar
30
Thu
Script it! ™ Sixth Essay Writing Competition on the Occasion of World Intellectual Property Day
Mar 30 @ 12:35 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:35 pm

vidya-darshan-logo

In collaboration with S.S. Rana & Co.
Presents

Script it!

Sixth Essay Writing Competition
to celebrate
World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2017

For the last five years S.S. Rana & Co. in collaboration with Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust has been organizing Script it! , the annual essay writing competition to give young students an opportunity to understand the role played by intellectual property rights.

WIPD-Essay-competition-2017

Themes of the Essay(s)-

Young minds are encouraged to focus on the World IP Day theme i.e. Innovation – Improving Lives, for their essays and hence may contemplate writing on topics related to Intellectual Property, Innovation, Science and Technology, etc. Some of the suggested topics are:

1) Importance of Innovation as a Business Tool
2) Tackling barriers to Innovation in today’s world
3) Innovation and Social Change
4) Innovation in the world of Social Media
5) Innovation in Education
6) Using Innovation to improve the Environment

Last date for Submission-April 22, 2017.

The Process-

  1. College and/or School students are invited to submit their essays focusing on themes relating to IP, Technology, Innovation, Importance of Science, etc., prior to the deadline of April 22, 2017.
  2. Qualified Experts and Judges appointed by Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust and S.S. Rana & Co. will select the best 3 essays.
  3. Following this the winners will be announced in IP©onnect®, S.S. Rana & Co.’s weekly newsletter on April 26, 2017[1] i.e. World IP Day

Rules for Participation-

  1. The competition is open only to School and College students (Students graduating in 2017 can also apply);
  2. The participants shall mention the following on the front page in bold letters –
    a. Name of the participant(s);
    b. Name of the Academic Institution;
    c. Contact details including phone number and postal address;
    d. Copy of School/College Id-Card;
    e. Participants should mention “Script it!™ World IP Day – Sixth All India Essay Writing Competition” in the subject line;
  3. Entries must be original and in English language only;
  4. Only a single entry will be accepted from one participant. Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is also permitted;
  5. The competition is open to essays of up to 3,000 words for School students and 4500 words for college students. Entries outside the word limitation will be disqualified;
  6. The essay shall be disqualified if it is plagiarized. Due credit should be given to the concerned author and/or publisher(s) in Bibliography and/or Reference, as the case may be, in proper 19th bluebook edition;
  7. Summary of the best essay will be published in IP©onnect® on April 26, 2017;[2]
  8. The copyrights of the essay shall vest with Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust and S.S. Rana & Co.;
  9. All entries are to be sent by e-mail to essays@vidyadarshan.in Participants can also upload their essay(s) on the Script it! ™ web portal at www.vidyadarshan.in;
  10. All entries are to be sent only in MS Word (.doc or .docx) or .pdf format.

Awards [3] –

  1. The Awards would be given to students in two categories: a) College and b) School;
  2. Winners in the college category will be awarded prizes(s) worth INR 7,500 and winners in the school category will be awarded prizes(s) worth INR 5000, along with a certificate and an opportunity to author an article on any forthcoming issue of IP©onnect® of his/her choice.
  3. Second and third runner ups in the college category would be presented prize(s) worth INR 5,000 and INR 2,500 respectively along with certificates;
  4. Second and third runner ups in the school each category would be presented prize(s) worth INR 2,500 and INR 1,000 respectively along with certificates
  5. The Top Three Winners in the college category may be given an opportunity for a paid Internship at the Firm.
  6. Other deserving participants shall also be presented with certificates;
  7. For further information, please write to us at info@vidyadarshan.in or call us at 91-11-3056 2000.

Note: The competition intends to provide a platform to the students to share their views and to raise IPR awareness among them. The decision of the Judges shall be final. The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results and/or the date of announcements and publication of the results. The organizers also reserve the rights to withdraw any or both categories of awards if the entries thus received do not meet the aforesaid criteria. The organizers also reserve all the rights for Publication and reproduction of essay/write ups, due credit in this regard shall be given to the author(s).

[1] The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results.
[2] The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements and publication of the results
[3] In case of tie or in case of co-authored articles the prize money shall be divided amongst the participants

May
17
Wed
CREATIO – Sixth Annual Design Competition – World Industrial Design Day – June 29, 2017
May 17 – Jun 29 all-day

vidya-darshan-logo

In association with S.S. Rana & Co.

Presents

‘CREATIO’TM

On the occasion of

World Industrial Design Day – June 29, 2016.

On the occasion of World Industrial Design Day, Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust in association with S.S. Rana & Co. is organizing ‘CREATIO’ TM the Sixth Annual Design Competition.

Internationally observed on June 29th, World Industrial Design Day aims to promote the profession of industrial design by highlighting the ways in which it contributes to the improvement of economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life throughout the world.

2017-05-17-World-Industrial-Design-Day

a.‘CREATIO’TM – The Design Competition ‘CREATIO’TM invites young creators to create new designs and aims to educate people, raise awareness and provides a platform for all to exhibit their talent.

b. Participate in ‘CREATIO’TM  and get a chance to

  • Win recognition, acclaim and acknowledgement.
  • Register your design with the “Indian Patent Office” and become proud owner of an Intellectual Property Asset.*1 we shall assist you in filing and prosecuting the design application on a pro–bono basis.

c. Themes:

This year the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) has chosen the theme “Thinking outside the box” to motivate the intellectual creators to come forward and create some innovative industrial design.

Following the same path ‘CREATIO’TM invites you to come up with any industrial designs which may relate to any field including Textile & fashion, Furniture, Household goods (including kitchen appliances), Home decor (interiors and accessories), Pottery, Jewellery, Games, toys & sports or any other new design which would help to redefine the industry.

d.  Rules and Guidelines 

  • Participation in the competition is free of charge.
  • The design submitted should be original work of the participant and shall not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party.
  • Entries previously sent and awarded in other Design competitions shall not be considered eligible and will face immediate disqualification.

NOTE – 1 *This does not apply to the design sent for this competition

  • A participant can submit more than one design; however separate entry has to be made for each design.
  • Joint submission (only up to 2 designers) shall be acceptable.
  • Design can pertain to any 2-dimensional or 3 dimensional article.

e. The Process 

  • Each participant must register online and upload his/her design.
  • Participants are encouraged to submit different “views” of the design to give the Judges a fair idea of their creation.
  • The design should be uploaded in either pdf or jpeg format, the image of the design thus submitted should not exceed 10 MB size.
  • In case of a working model, the participant may upload the photographs of the same.
  • As the registration formalities are completed, a unique “Registration Number” will be promptly provided to all the participants.
  • The Registration Number shall be used for all future correspondence. Separate entry is required to be made for each design.
  • The last day to submit the entry is June 24, 2017. Entries received after the deadline will not be eligible for the competition.
  • Responsibility to comply with the guidelines and other conditions fully lies with the participants and neither Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust nor S.S. Rana & Co.shall be held liable for any dispute raised by the third party.
  • All entries are to be uploaded at the following site only: vidyadarshan.in. No physical form shall be accepted.
  • Qualified design experts and judges will then select the best design following which the winners will be announced in IP Connect, S.S. Rana & Co.’s weekly newsletter on June 30, 2017.

f. The Judges

  • All entries shall be judged by a panel of intellectual property experts and design Professionals and the winners shall be selected by a consensus of the Judges.
  • The Judges’ decision shall be final and binding on all participants.

g. Evaluation Criteria

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

  • Aesthetics
  • Visual Appeal
  • Originality & innovativeness
  • Clarity of the design
  • Industrial Applicability

The Prize

Awards will be given for three best designs by the Judges- “Master’s Choice”

  • The winner, selected by the Judges, will be awarded with a “Magical Creator of the Year” award along with a cash prize of INR 7,500/-  , a certificate and assistance on a probono basis for getting his/her design registered with the Patent Office.
  • First and Second runner ups would be presented with INR 5,000/-  and INR 2,500/- respectively along with certificates;
  • In case of a tie, the prize money would be equally distributed among the winners.
  • This is our small endeavor to raise IP awareness in India and help the grass root innovators,artisans, creators and designers to realize their true potential by providing a national platform to them.

h. Exhibit ‘CREATIO’TM

Vidya Darshan Rana Charitable Trust may conduct an exhibition of all the selected, finalists and winner’s entries.

Follow this link to submit your entries:  www.vidyadarshan.in

For further information feel free to call us at +91113056 2000 write to us at info@vidyadarshan.in.

NOTE: The competition intends to provide a platform to the students to share their creativity in the arena of industrial designs. The decision of the Judges shall be final. The organizers of the competition reserve all rights to change the date of announcements of the results and/or the date of announcements and publication of the results. The organizers also reserve the rights to withdraw any or both categories of awards if the entries thus received do not meet the aforesaid criteria. The organizers also reserve all the rights for exhibiting the selected designs, due credit in this regard shall be given to the designer(s). In case of a joint entry the prize money mentioned above is to be divided among the designers, no separate recognition except certificate is to be given to the joint designers.

Notwithstanding anything, in any circumstances the aforesaid rules or any statement cannot be challenged, the organizer reserves all the rights to change or modify the rules.