Winners Announced For IIT Bombay’s E-Yantra Virtual Museum Competition
A total of 17 artefacts were shortlisted that showcased potential to redefine history
The pilot edition of the e-Yantra Virtual Museum Competition announced the winners after 7 invigorating weeks of students using graphical, analytical and research techniques to present a Virtual Museum exhibit which they designed with e-Yantra, IIT Bombay.
The audience was regaled with exhibits that ranged from the coin history of Bhutan, Bust of Bodhisattva, Narsimha to name a few. The students underwent a journey of research, project proposal and developing a chair model, which culminated into the final stage of kiosk and exhibition design.
The final list of winners of the e-Yantra Virtual Museum Competition across categories are as follows:
Most Consistent Team - Pazap's Armor by The Royal Academy, Bhutan
Most Innovative Design - Toda Temple by Holy Innocents School and Junior College, Tamil Nadu
Most Dramatic Exhibit - The Statue Of Lhamo Ekajati & The painting of Buddhist Cosmology by The Royal Academy, Bhutan
Best Research - Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel Statue by The Royal Academy, Bhutan
Best Narration - Ambernath Temple by Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Powai, Mumbai
Best Storytelling - Jain Chatustika by Ramakrishna Vidya Mandir (CBSE), Gwalior
Most Dramatic Video - Narsimha Statue by Mayo College Ajmer, Rajasthan
Best Exhibit Design - Lord Vinayagar by Kendriya Vidyalaya New Delhi
The pilot edition of the competition attracted a record number of entrants, with 242 registrations across 9 schools, with students taking part from Bhutan too. A total of 17 artefacts were shortlisted that showcased potential to redefine history in a new and innovative manner utilising technology. The event showed the skills of students of Grade 7th, 8th and 9th, who mastered technologies such as Photogrammetry, Canva, Blender, etc. to render real objects in a virtual 3D space for an online DIY museum.
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