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Dear Students of EPISTEMO VIKAS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, your school code to register on Curious Times is EPIVLS. Students can sign-up for FREE and participate using this school code EPIVLS. Sign Up


Curious Times, the leading platform for children, is organising the biggest Critical Thinking Challenge: “Innovative Young Citizens Challenge 2021″. This is the page link for registration by the students of EPISTEMO VIKAS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL ONLY. The IYCC Challenge entries will open on 6 August 2021 at 12 Noon IST. Read the detailed rules of IYCC below. Your school code is EPIVLS. This code is applicable for the Students of EPISTEMO VIKAS LEADERSHIP SCHOOL only. This would be used to track the school participation, winners and apply the school logo on your published entries. The best entries will also feature in The Curious Magazine and Curious Times Weekly, the leading Magazine and Newspaper for children. All students can apply. There is NO PARTICIPATION FEE.

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Innovative Young Citizens Challenge By Curious Times

The Innovative Young Citizens Challenge is LIVE NOW! Click on the four links given below to see your respective topics and rules based on your […]

The Innovative Young Citizens Challenge is LIVE NOW!

Click on the four links given below to see your respective topics and rules based on your category.

Starter (Grade 1-2)

Primary (Grade 3-5)

Middle (Grade 6-8)

Senior (Grade 9-12)

Read the rules and topics carefully from the above links and then participate.

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Innovative Young Citizens Challenge” By Curious Times is a big Critical Thinking Challenge that we have come up with.

We invite schools and individuals to participate in this exciting event. This 2021 event is open from 6 to 9 August. Take a look at the details below and let us know if you require any additional information.


Schools can apply for a school code to Curious Times. We will provide schools with the registration page for their students to register. This code will help the students participants to participate with their school logos being reflected in their participation on the website. There are trophies and awards for schools with high registrations, participation and, winners.

In order to receive your school code and school page with link for participation, fill in the details in the form given below:



1. You have to be a member of Curious Times. Existing members can Login and participate on the days of the event.
Participate on this link: ME – My Expressions.

2. If you are new to Curious Times, Register for FREE on this Link: Join Us and participate on ME – My Expressions.

3. Students applying individually should check with their schools too. If their school is participating, they will be using the school code. The schools are also eligible for winning the trophies.

Critical Thinking Skill

This is one of the most important 21st-Century-Skills. In fact, it is the biggest link between students’ learning and their success.

What are you Curious about? 
What are you Concerned about? 
And what do you want to Create

These are some important questions our young citizens need to ask themselves. They will help them develop the ability to recognize what they care about the most. Moreover, it will build critical problem-solving abilities to help them become successful in their lives.

Innovative Young Citizens Challenge By Curious Times 2021 will be a digital event

It is easy to huddle among a group of students/ participants in a room, talk through a problem and seek answers. However, we know that the Curious Times Community is diverse and is spread across India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia too. We are all in remote locations and of course, many of us are studying in our homes.

So, digital connectivity has given us an opportunity to come together. With it, we can do and say what we could not otherwise. We can digitally connect and try to think critically about what happens around us and solve some of our world’s pressing problems. This way, students from across various cities, states and countries can participate.

The Innovative Young Citizens Challenge brings opportunities to children to participate and create their digital footprint too. All viewers and readers of Curious Times can view all approved entries digitally.

Participants’ Categories

We have aligned the challenge to the school grades. 

(a) Level 1 – Starter (Grade 1 to 2)
(b) Level 2 – Primary (Grade 3 to 5)
(c) Level 3 – Middle (Grade 6 to 8)
(d) Level 4 – Senior (Grade 9 to 12)

Innovative Young Citizens Challenge By Curious Times 2021 – Topics

As we are organising the whole event digitally (online), we have two options for the participating schools and members.

OPTION I – Solve The Problem Statements Given By Curious Times

Curious Times problem statements

We will share the level-wise problem statements on 6 August 2021, 12 Noon IST. All participants must submit the responses by 9 August 2021, 12 Noon IST. This way, all students will get a weekend to prepare a great solution and submit it on Curious Times.

OPTION II – My Curiosity, My Concern, My Creation!

Students can submit their solutions for the problems, which they are really concerned about.

Some of you would have already worked on some problems, current or future. You have thought through something you want to create for the problems you care about. But what you need is a bigger platform and audience to share what you have created. So, here is your chance to share that. Make sure what you send is original with attention to the details of all aspects of the problem and the solution.  

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can participate?

Any student, starting from Grade 1 to 12, can participate.

Is there a Registration Fee?

Normally such events are paid. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, Curious Times would not be charging any registration fee for this event.

School Registrations – Schools can apply for a school code to Curious Times. We will provide schools with the registration page for their students to register. This code will help schools participate with their school logo being reflected in their participation.

Individual RegistrationsRegister Here. The registration makes you a Member of Curious Times and then you can participate.

When is the event?

Any student, can at any time, participate on Curious Times. However, Innovative Young Citizens Challenge 2021 will open on 6 August 2021, 12 Noon IST and will be available till 9 August 2021, 12 Noon IST.

What should I do to send my response?

Think through the response to the challenge. Think like a leader and a problem solver. And then upload your response.
You can also use materials available at home to make 2D, 3D models, comic strips, stories, quotes and references, memes, videos using canva, PowerPoint, chart papers, colours.

On the days of the event (6 August to 9 August 2021), participate on this link: ME – My Expressions. Upload an image, a write-up and/ or a video and choose the RIGHT THEME

Please make sure that SPELLINGS OF YOUR NAME AND SCHOOL ARE CORRECT. CHECK MY ACCOUNT BEFORE UPLOADING THE ENTRY. Curious Times will only issue the certificates as per the data at the time of the submission of the entry.

Innovative Young Citizens Challenge By Curious Times – certificates and prizes

1. All participants will be eligible to receive a ‘certificate of participation’.
2. Students with unique innovative responses and solutions will be given an “Outstanding Performance Certificate”.
3. All certificates will be digital.
4. 120 students will be shortlisted for interviews based on their submissions. 
5. There will be awards for the top 3 performers in each grade. So, overall, there will 36 awards for individual performance.
6. We will also award the top 10 students with the maximum number of Curious Claps on the website.
7. The top 10 participating schools with maximum participation will receive a trophy and will be featured in the Curious Times Newspaper and Magazine.
8. Top 10 member schools with maximum winners will receive a trophy and will be featured in the Curious Times article.

More about school participation

In order to receive your school code for participation, fill in the details in the form given below.


In the case of participating schools, the student entries will carry the school logo when they are published. We will also publish the school logo in the Curious Magazine. Such schools will also be eligible for school-level trophies and featured articles as mentioned in points number 7 and 8 above. If you require any additional information, WhatsApp message on 7042330051.

All entries with plagiarised content will be disqualified.

Other Rules

  • We will declare the topics on 6 August 2021 itself.
  • If you are uploading a video, make sure the size of the file is no more than 25 MB.
  • Make sure you write something about your submission in the “Post Content” field.
  • All submitted entries will be moderated for content and language appropriateness.
  • Please do not submit the same entry more than once as it would be considered spamming and will be disqualified. You can make ONE ENTRY ONLY.
  • Curious Times reserves the right to publish entries based on our editorial decision and discretion.
  • You will receive an email from Curious Times, once your entry is published.
  • The decision of the Jury will be final and binding.

Special considerations

We believe in healthy participation. So, we encourage the readers and participants to generously give Curious Claps to the participants. Curious Times will give special consideration to the students, who receive Curious Claps and appreciating remarks from other participants and non participants too.

The jury will also look into special remarks and appreciation received by participants from other members. These include non-participating members also. So, if your teachers, schools, families or friends want to send comments, they have to log in / sign-up to give their remarks.

10 students with maximum Curious Claps on the website will be awarded.


Follow our social handles:

Keep watching this space for more details on this challenge. You, your family and schools can follow our social handles and messaging groups to stay posted.

Instagram: @curioustimesofficial
Facebook: @curioustimesofficial
Telegram: Curious Times Channel
Teachers WhatsApp Group: 21st Century Educators.
Grade-wise links to Parents’ WhatsApp Groups are on the website.

All the best for the event! Register NOW!

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