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Terms & Conditions


  • The competition is open for students studying in schools ranging from grade 9 to 12 all over India.

  • The students must have received consent from their parent/guardian/teacher to submit this entry.

  • Employees of the organiser and immediate family and household members of participating institutions are not eligible to enter or receive a prize.

Evaluation Criteria

  • The initial shortlisting process will identify 20 projects which will move to the second level of the selection process.

  • The second level of selection process will confirm the 10 finalists who will have the chance to present their ideas in the PACT2030 conclave at GOA.

  • Top 3 project ideas will receive a funding assistance of upto INR 1Lakh for effective execution of the project ideas in their community. The travel and accommodation expenses for each student will be provided by the secretariat. However, the expense towards travel and accommodation for accompanying person (guardian/parent/teacher) must be borne by the respective individual. 


Link to participate:

Interested candidates can directly apply via


Contest Rules:

Your entry must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be your own original work.

  • Participants are required to obtain the consent of their parents/guardians to participate in this contest

  • May only contain content, for which you have all required consents and approvals.

  • Cannot contain, as determined by secretariat, content that is sexually explicit, violent, derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, which violates any law, or which communicates a message inconsistent with the positive good will to which we wish to associate.

  • Must follow all rules as described in each individual contest description as well as General Rules.


Submissions must not:

  1. violate any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity

  2. contain defamatory statements

  3. include threats to any person, place, business, or group; or

  4. be obscene or indecent.

Any elements that appear in the submission, including, without limitation, images, text, or other materials used must be entirely original and created by the entrant, or be in the public domain. Use of any elements that are not original or in the public domain will result in disqualification of a submission, in secretariat’s sole discretion.


By submitting an entry, you represent that:

  1. you are the creator of the submission

  2. you own all rights to the submission

  3. the submission does not infringe upon or violate the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party.


Secretariat will not make available to the public or to the evaluation committee any entry that is obscene, pornographic, violent, offensive in any manner, or in any other way not suitable to be published (as determined solely by secretariat. Entrants agree that the inability to publish an entry, or the obscenity, fraudulent nature, or invalidity of the registration information (as determined by Secretariat, at their sole discretion) will render the corresponding entry void.

SECRETARIAT (QS I-GAUGE)’s Rights to Entries

By submitting an entry, you:

  1. Irrevocably grant secretariat and assigns the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copy, publish, post, and adapt, in any social media throughout the world without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party.

  2. Entrants will always be credited with their social media profile (subject to availability).

  3. Agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against secretariat on the grounds that any use of the entry, or any derivative works, infringes any of your rights as creator of the entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, and moral rights.


Selection Process

  • All entries will be judged by the evaluation committee nominated by secretariat. The top 3 selected projects will be awarded funding of upto Rs 1 Lakh INR along with a mentor who will guide and supervise the fund allocation for the project.

  • The mentor will guide the students and ensure that successful implementation is met, and a project report is filed within 6 months of the award. 

  • The students will have to join the PACT-Star Community and form local chapters in their schools to further fuel the idea of sustainability and care for the environment. 

  • They may be further awarded a recognition and/or additional funds during the next round of awards. The decision of secretariat, as applicable, shall be final and legally binding as it pertains to this Contest. The final list of candidates will be announced on the secretariat’s website and social media channels.

All entries will be judged by the evaluation committee nominated by secretariat. The decision of secretariat, as applicable, shall be final and legally binding as it pertains to this Contest.

Code of Conduct

By participating in secretariat’s contests, each entrant agrees to abide by these General Rules and the decisions of the company, secretariat, and the evaluation committee, which are final and legally binding as they pertain to the contests. Secretariat reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the web site or to be acting in violation of the General Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out an entrant whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY ADMINISTRATOR’S SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


Disclaimer and Force Majeure

Secretariat and its representatives are not responsible for:

  1. typographical errors in any materials relating to the Contest

  2. lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or delayed entries

  3. cancellations, postponements, or delays

  4. Acts of God, war, terrorism, government regulation, disaster, fire, strikes, civil disorder

  5. unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest

  6. electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries

  7. or any other causes beyond such parties’ control, making it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical to continue the Contest or to perform under these Official Rules.

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