KHEL KHEL MEIN: Registration Open For Indian Toys, Games Designing Competition

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Shail Shukla

Pune, 15 February 2021: Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is organizing toys and games designing competition- ‘Khel Khel Mein’ based on Indian values, culture, and heritage.

All valid entries submitted at the Design Stage will be exhibited in an on-line exhibition on 28 February 2021. Participants are expected to develop indigenous toys and games reflecting Indian values.

Prizes worth Rs 2 Lakh are up for grabs.

  • Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners in each category- Toy/Game/Project
  • Experiential Prizes – Free Internships to winners under mentorship of established professionals for prototyping their designs
  • Certificates to all the Participants

The competition is categorized into two levels- Toys and Games. The age limit for entry in the Toy category is 10-15 years. Participants are expected to make a small representation of something familiar, such as an animal, person, or a device to play with. In the Game category, participants are expected to make games such as Board Games, Electronic Games, Software Games, etc.

The submission of the model will be in the design stage. Participants have to provide the details of the model like material used, orthographic drawings, photos of the model, the rules of the game, software codes, etc. Entries submitted only in the prescribed form shall be considered for evaluation and exhibition.

Students can participate in the competition as individual teams. The team members can belong to a different college or the same specialization or the same city. However, any change in the Team composition is allowed only once – at the time of submission. Faculty and Staff are permitted only as mentors.

The participants will be judged on Engagement, challenge/complexity, application of the scientific concept, aesthetics, clarity of rules/instructions, and working of the model.

The registrations have started, and participants can register themselves at till 15 February. There is no entry fee for participation.

The competition is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of developing an indigenous product. In his address to the nation on the 73rd Independence Day, the Prime Minister has urged the nation’s youths to develop indigenous toys and games reflecting Indian values.