Bhawishya STEAM Challenge 2018 seeks to recognize the different abilities and skills of its participants through various award criteria, going against traditional norms of recognition as first, second, or third.
The awards will be distributed in a separate awards ceremony where the winning teams and their teachers/principals will be invited along with distinguished members of Nepal Government and event partners will be present. A press conference will be organized for this purpose and the winning teams will be notified of the dates.
A. The Bhawishya STEAM Running Shield:
This award is presented to the team with the highest average points in the team score tally in each age category. Winning teams will take home a shield, medals, and certificates along with gift hampers from partners.
B. Primary Award Categories:
Participants winning any of the primary categories will be awarded medals and certificates. Winning schools will also receive a certificate of appreciation. All participants are eligible to compete for one of the following eight award categories:
i. Best Concept Award: Awarded to the team with the most genuine idea; may or may not be usable in daily lives.
ii. Community Impact Award: Awarded to the team with the most practical and usable solution to their stated problem.
iii. Best Teamwork: Awarded to the team that exhibits excellent teamwork and task management during their project building time in the event venue. Will be judged throughout the event.
iv. Aesthetic Appeal Award: Awarded to the team that comes up with the most appealing and eye-catching design, irrespective of SDG category.
v. Most Resourceful Team: Awarded to the team that makes the best use of its raw materials and makes minimal use of resources to build their project.
vi. Cleanest Workspace Award: Awarded to the team that has the cleanest workspace at the end of their build time. Will be judged after the projects have been completed and showcased for display.
vii. The Problem Solver: Awarded to the team that directly solves a problem they had addressed in their application.
viii. Best Story Award: Awarded to the team with the best presentation skills and story behind their project.
ix. Best Learner Award: Awarded to the team which has used failure as the part of the building process.
C. Secondary Award Categories: SDG Awards
For SDG categories that witness a large number of competing teams, students can compete for SDG based awards. The winners will be awarded medals and certificates of merit. Winning schools will also receive SDG based tokens.