Essay, Poster and Declamation Competition amid Lockdown

International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT)

Chandigarh has a unique advantage to be surrounded by a number of research institutions, with a large number of scientists working in forefront areas of Science. Many of these Institutions have Fellows of the prestigious Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation one of the foremost Scientific Foundations of the World which boasts of nearly 26,000 scientists from 130 countries including 50 Nobel Laureates. The year 2019, the world celebrated 150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements which forms basis for classification of elements for better understanding of their properties and application. In Dmitri Mendeleev’s first periodic table in 1869, the elements were ordered according to atomic weight, and a pattern resulted where similar properties for elements recurred periodically. Subsequently, the periodic table was reorganized on the basis of increasing atomic number rather than on atomic weight. The revised table could be used to predict the properties of elements that had yet to be discovered! This led to the formulation of the periodic law, which states that the chemical properties of the elements are dependent on their atomic numbers. Please visit the following links for more details:- and

SPSTI Announced IYPT Events  in November 2019

SPSTI and Chandigarh Chapter of the Humboldt Foundation (AvH) decided to join hands to celebrate International Year of Periodic Table (IYPT 2019) by organizing a few events in schools and colleges with a view to inculcate in their students an interest in the Periodic Table, as well as science in general. This program is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration. SPSTI earlier sent invitations to schools and colleges of Chandigarh to send the entries for various events.

We proposed to hold a series of events comprising of lectures, a quiz, poster-making and declamation competitions, in UT Chandigarh to mark the occasion. We conducted few lectures in schools and colleges on Periodic Table and the details are mentioned as updates on this page. The events were carried out with support of eminent Professors / Scientists belonging to AvH Foundation with the assistance from Prof. Dr. Alok Srivastava of Chemistry Department of Panjab University, Chandigarh and President of AvH Chandigarh Chapter and coordinated by Prof. Keya Dharamvir, retired Professor of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh.These multiple events were earlier planned to culminate on Science Day, 2020, but due to some reasons it was postponed.

IYPT Re-Invites Essays, Posters and Declamations Amid Lockdown

As Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the worldwide lockdown of all the activities including temporary closure of schools and colleges till further orders from the Government, online study techniques have been accelerated to fill the gaps in the academic session. Keeping this in view, SPSTI re-opens the competition for the students of schools and colleges of Chandigarh.

Activities Proposed

  1. Essay Writing
  2. Poster making
  3. Story Telling – Declamation
  • Students of Schools and Colleges of Chandigarh may send their Essays, Posters and Declamation videos directly to us at our email ID:  [email protected]
  • The Last date to send the Essays, Posters and Declamation is May 10, 2020.
  • The results will be declared on or before May 20, 2020.
  • Students must write their Name, School Name, Class, Email and Contact Number on the top.

Rules & Regulations

Essay Competition:

  1. Language may be English or Hindi or Punjabi but not a mixture.
  2. Length of the essay should not exceed 750 words.
  3. Figures including graphs, should be limited to two.
  4. Title should be from any of the topics mentioned below:
    i. Transuranic Elements of the Periodic Table
    ii. Historical Development of the Periodic Table
    iii. Man-Made Elements
    iv. Mendeleev’s Contribution in the Understanding of Chemical Elements
    v. Essay on any topic other than the above mentioned shall not be accepted.
  5. Cash Prizes of Rs. 1500, Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 separately for Schools and Colleges for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.

Poster-Making Competition:

  1. The size of the Poster should be A4.
  2. The posters has to be sent to us via email. Later, original poster will be have to be sent to us through post or we will notify for an event on Poster Display.
  3. Language may be English or Hindi or Punjabi but not a mixture.
  4. Any surface (plain paper, chart paper, flex, etc.) and any medium (crayon, poster colour, paint, print etc.) may be used.
  5. Cash Prizes of Rs. 1500, Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 separately for Schools and Colleges for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.

Story Telling (Declamation) Competition:

  1. Language may be English or Hindi or Punjabi but not a mixture.
  2. Subject: Stories concerning personalities or episodes connected with the periodic table.
  3. Students are required to record videos and send to us. The Screening Committee will review all the videos.
  4. The length of the video must not exceed 3 minutes
  5. You may use props – a model or photograph or chart – to make your point during the recording of your talk, but no video clips and no writing such as on a black/ white board or on paper.
  6. The recorded video shall be in MP4 format (you can record it using a smartphone)
  7. Cash Prizes of Rs. 1500, Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 separately for Schools and Colleges for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.

The last date to send the essays, posters and declamation is May 10, 2020 after which no entry shall be entertained. The Prizes would be awarded separately for different events for Schools and Colleges separately.

All the participants shall be awarded with a Certificate of Participation.

View Complete Report of Celebration of International Year of Periodic Table

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