For young digital minds to thrive in a world where change is the only constant, they need to master the skills needed to be innovative, problem-solving changemakers. Through the Digital Changemaker 2023, Manorama Online plans to provide a platform that helps young people to unleash their big ideas that drive meaningful changes in our society.

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Laurels & Winners

Cash Prizes (The winner of each age category will get a cash award)

Category Winner

₹ 30,000

First Runner Up

₹ 20,000

Second Runner Up

₹ 10,000

Consolations Prize of ₹ 2,000 each for all finalists

Certificate of Merit & Excellence

Techspectations Title Partner will offer Academic Scholarship to the winners of the Digital Changemakers 2023 Contest!

Who all can participate?

ManoramaOnline will invite students from 10th standard up to Post Graduation or Research scholars to come up with concepts or ideas which can improvise/change/disrupt any digital services for the benefit of an ordinary benefactor. Students can choose any one domain from the below listed streams & come up with their ideas/concepts for Improvisation

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    Utility Services
  • 2
    Ed Tech
  • 3
  • 4

Rules & Regulations

  • Participants must be at least 13 when applying and not older than 26 by the end of entry period and should be an active student in an accredited educational institution.
  • One application per sector/industry category per person will be accepted.
  • Concepts must be submitted in English with the student certification from the respective institution.
  • Participants can select, choose any existing process to innovate or propose a new process for this contest.
  • Family members of Employees of Manorama Online, associating brands, their parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible to participate.
  • Participants should be willing to travel to Kottayam or Kochi, in case they are short-listed for semifinals & final rounds.
  • The semifinal & final rounds will be presentation rounds where the participants have to pitch their ideas/concepts in 7 minutes.
  • The judgement of the jury panel constituted by ManoramaOnline will be final & no further claims will be entertained.
  • Last date of application January 25th.

Judgement Criteria

You possess the quality of a change agent. You've made steps to actually change things, and you're assisting others in doing the same.

Whether you're taking on a brand-new task or offering an alternative viewpoint to an ongoing issue, you're doing it in a novel, unconventional way that upends the status quo.

You're prepared to persevere with your endeavour and make a difference that will last. It's possible that you've already taken some of the initial steps or that you've just just identified the issue and established a strategy, but you're prepared to go above and beyond a one-time effort to have an impact on the long term.

You're committed to improving a neighbourhood that is significant to you and your life experiences. You're willing to interact with others and cooperate with them to find a solution to a problem that matters to you.
  • Should be innovative, creative, and novel
  • Should be in early-stage or ready to grow
  • Should be something doable, clear & focussed
  • Holds the potential for greater social impact
  • Holds the potential to change prevailing system for betterment
  • Be scalable in order to leap beyond current limitations
  • Have a sustainable financial plan
  • Should use or have mobile, broadband, digital and/or information technology as part of the solution

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