The contest officially begins on 15th October and will end in February 2014.
It’s all about having the right idea, the will to execute it, an apt platform to showcase it and the mind to recognise it. Well, EFY’s latest initiative called Electronics For You Design Contest is about all these and much more. So, if you have a great engineering idea and you know how to execute it, EFY group is giving you an apt platform with this design contest to showcase your talent and win accolades too.
Living up to its tagline, it is indeed ‘the most open design contest in the world’. Anyone including professionals, students, academic institutions or organisations can be a part of the contest, which was launched at the recently concluded Electronics Rocks 2013, a popular event for design engineers held in Bangalore. There is no restriction, whatsoever, on technology used or applications developed.
Interested? Here’s more! There is no participation fee for those participating at an individual level. However, for those representing an organisation, there’s a fee of Rs 2499 per project submission.
The contest officially begins on 15th October and will end in February 2014. Those interested can submit details of their ideas or extracts by 15th November, 2013. A go ahead will be given for only the top 250 ideas/extracts, whose list will be announced by 20th November. Those selected will have to submit their prototypes by 5th January, 2014, on the basis of which top 100 contestants will be selected. A panel of experts will discuss each prototype with its innovator, and 52 winners will be announced on 25th January, 2013. These winners will get an opportunity to showcase their innovations at one of the biggest electronics shows in India, EFY Expo 2014 at New Delhi, in February 2014.
Speaking about the initiative, Ramesh Chopra, editor of Electronics For You magazine, said, “We, at EFY, believe that there is immense design engineering talent in India. It is due to lack of opportunities that most of the talent remains hidden. EFY aims to give the necessary boost to that talent with this platform. This will not only help the engineers recognise their abilities but also help the companies looking for the best engineering talent.”
Here is some more information about the awards that can be won at the contest:
12 Design Awards: #1, #2 and #3 for the four categories: Professionals, Students, Academic Institutions and Organisations.
10 Application Awards: Two awards for each application category, and with five application categories-there are a total of 10 awards to be won.
There is a slight different in the Application Awards. Here students of both types (as individuals and those representing their institutions) will compete with each other.
Similarly, professionals (both individuals and those representing their organisations) will also compete with each other for such awards.
Next Top 30 Awards: Except those designs that win the above 22 awards, all other designs, across all categories of participants, will compete for these awards.
So if you want your idea to become a reality, log on to https://efy.in/efy-design-contest/ for more details and registration.
About EFY Group:
Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread all over the world.
EFY print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India — its mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes — but are also read by techies in other South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The Group’s online portfolio includes some popular portals like www.electronicsforu.com,www.linuxforu.com, www.efytimes.com, www.electronicsb2b.com and www.eleb2b.com. Besides, the Group manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: www.facebook.com/designelectronics,www.facebook.com/OpenSourceForU and www.facebook.com/Tablets.India.
Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to the readers. The Group’s digital publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio and Magzter.
The Events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of EFY Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers’ Conference, and Open Source India.
The Group’s passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through EFY Tech Centers. The Tech Centers are working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.
The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it’s investing heavily on growing the online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve the goal.
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