18 Under 18 Awards

Telegraph Online Edugraph

Relevent Country: India

The Telegraph Online Edugraph is pleased to announce Chapter ll of the 18 under 18 Awards, which recognises and rewards 18 young achievers under 18 from Eastern India. This initiative aims to spot emerging talent in different fields and inspire students to keep following their dreams.

A flagship event, the 18 under 18 Awards will be judged by some of the most respected names in academia and industry, and a cross-section of achievers from various walks of life.

Areas of Excellence

  • Design
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Social Work
  • Gaming
  • All-round performance
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Acting
  • Coding
  • Debate
  • Quiz
  • Poetry
  • Leadership
  • Nature Conservation
  • Public Speaking
  • Technology &
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment
  • Conservation

Award Information

Each of the 18 winners will receive

  • Trophy
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • The remaining finalists (among the top 50) will receive a Certificate of Participation

Nomination Criteria

  • Students in the age group of 8 to 18 years (as on January 31, 2023) can be nominated for the Awards by their respective schools located in Eastern India in any of the mentioned areas of excellence.
  • Eastern India: West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Excellence and significant contribution by a student in a particular area of excellence or their all-round performance will be the criteria for nomination.
  • Each school can send in a maximum of five nominations, which may be decided by their respective Principal, Director or academic heads.

Nomination Process

  • Once nominations close, 100 entries will be shortlisted by Team Edugraph.
  • Then, a team of educationists and editors will identify 50 students from among those 100 entries.
  • A special jury panel will conduct one-on-one interviews, online, with the 50 students and choose the Final 18.


  • Each school can nominate a maximum of five students
  • Participating school Principal/Academic head has to send in the nominations
  • A student can be nominated for demonstrated excellence in any one of the mentioned areas of excellence or for overall performance
  • All nominations to be done online

Source: https://www.telegraphindia.com/edugraph/events/18-under-18-awards