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Innovative Young Citizens Challenge by Curious Times – Individuals

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. 

Read Past Message:

Innovative Young Citizens Challenge” By Curious Times is a Critical Thinking Challenge.

Schools, as well as individual students, are participating 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.

Individual Student participants

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. We are 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 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.

In both cases, the rules will be published on the 6-August, alongside the problem statements.

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.

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.

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.
  • Word limit should not exceed 400 words, if submitting in the form of an essay.
  • 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!

  (Please login to give a Curious Clap to your friend.)


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Comments: 3
  1. prab12 says:

    Where can we get the Whatsapp group links ? for parents ?

  2. prab12 says:

    Yes I got it
    Thank you

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