Young Inventor 2020

Prize Money

INR 50,000


The WitBlox Young Inventor Techfest 2020 competition is aimed to harness the creative ability among the young minds of this generation. Participants have to identify a problem that falls in one of the given themes, propose their idea, and build a working model on their selected idea. The best idea will be announced Young Inventor of the Year 2020 and win a grand prize. The competition is for students from 5th to 12th standard

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The competition will progress in 2 Rounds:
Round 1 - Participants are supposed to submit an abstract with a basic description of the working model's functioning and how will the solution work
Round 2 - Participants are supposed to make a video on the working model and present it to a panel of judges.
Date Event
10th October Opening Registration and starting of submission
Next day after submission Approval of idea
4th December Video submissions close
13th December Final Demo and winners announcement

Who can participate in the Competition?

Anyone studying in class 5th Std. to 12th Std. school situated in India, can participate in this competition

Can an Individual or a Team Participate?

"Participants can register as an individual or as a part of a team member. Each participating team can have a maximum of 4 members. The Leader of the team can mention the other team members participating in the Competition. The Idea submitted by the Team Leader will be considered as the final submission."

Can a participant/Team apply in more than 1 theme?

Participants can submit their Ideas on more than 1 theme. If the Idea gets selected, participants will have to build working models on the selected Idea and submit it in competition.

What is the selection criteria?

Qualification Criteria for an Idea
Participants must select an idea covered under one of the 4 competition themes.
The idea can qualify only if it clearly describes an identified problem/issue that is being solved and a brief description to the construct of the solution.
Qualification criteria for top 20 finalists
Every video of the uploaded working model will be evaluated by the Jury and given a score from 0-5 under following heads.

  1. Originality (novelty) of idea
  2. Application of technology concepts
  3. Efficacy of the solution
  4. Scalability
  5. Environment-friendly
Based on the combined scores, the ranking of each participant will be arrived at. In a case on the equal score, the weightage will go from the order of ""a"" to ""e"", where “a” being the highest.
Qualification criteria for Winner of the competition
All 20 finalists will be invited to demonstrate their model in front of the Techfest Jury online. All participants will be given 10 minutes each to demonstrate the idea and showcase the working model of the robot. The jury may ask some questions to the participants. Each jury will provide individual scores to all participants on a) Working model - 5 categories b) Presentation and Q&A. The final winner will be decided based on the combined scores of all jury members.

How to register?

Follow this steps for registration : -> (hover on)Competitions -> Competitions -> Young Inventor 2020 -> Explore More -> Register -> Fill all your details -> You will be registered and now you must either Create a team/Join a team
After this, Download WitBlox App from the Google Play Store. Create your Inventor’s profile in the WitBlox App, Select the theme you would want to work on and Submit your Idea.
There is NO entry fee for participating in the competition.
You must register both in the Witblox App and the Techfest website for your registration to be considered.

What is the Registered Mail Id of a person?

The Gmail Id which was used to Sign In is the Registered mail Id. It is an Unique Identity of any participant. It will be used in Adding Team members in a Team, Joining a Pre-existing team etc.

How many people can be there in one team?

One team can have at most 4 participants for this competition.

Can anyone add members in a team?

No, only the team leader has the right to add members in a team. But others can join an existing team by clicking on the Join Team button.

Can we add ourselves in any existing team?

Yes, follow these steps to get added in a team. Join team -> Enter required details -> You will be added in that team

How can I make my own team (as team leader)?

You can choose any of the two ways to form your own team: Follow this process:- -> (hover on)Competitions -> Competitions -> Young Inventor -> Explore More -> Register -> Fill all your details -> Team -> Create a team -> Use the Registered Mail Id of other participants to add them in your team. They must be already registered before adding them to your team.

What is the Single Participant option?

On clicking the single participant option, you will be given a team ID. Other people can join your team using your team ID but you can't join any other team. You have to leave the team to join another team.

How can a team leader remove members from the team?

Click on the Remove Member button and then remove the member you want to remove.

What happens when a team leader leaves a team?

If a team leader leaves a team, the team will get dissolved. The other members of the team will then have to create a new team.

Is it necessary for the team leader to add all the team members at once?

No, it is not necessary. Team leader can add 1 member or none, only once which is while creating the team but if the team is not full and he/she wants to add more members afterwards, then members (to be added) will have to use the Join Team button to join team

How can a team member(other than team leader) leave his/her team?

Click on the Leave Team button and you will be removed from the registered team.

Who can delete a team?

Only the team leader can delete the team using the Dissolve Team button.

Can we change the team leader of our team?

No, you can’t change the team leader of your team. But, you can dissolve the team and form a new one.

Can I register in more than one competition?

Yes, you can participate in more than one competition. However, it is recommended to focus on one competition as there may be some chances of slot clash.

Can a team have members from different colleges?

Yes, students from different colleges can form a team.

How many teams can I join in?

You can join only one team in one competition. Participating in more than one team will get you DISQUALIFIED.

1. Every team has to register online on the official Techfest website for the competition.
2. A Team ID will be allocated to the team on registration, which shall be used for future references.
3. The decision of the organizers or judges shall be treated as final and binding on all.
4. No responsibility will be held by Techfest, IIT Bombay, for any late, lost, or misdirected entries.
5. The idea presented by the teams should be original (not protected by means of patent/copyright/technical publication by anyone).
6. Note that the latest information will be on the website at any point of time. However, registered participants will be informed through mail about any changes.
Mayank Goyal
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