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The Telegraph Edugraph brings to you Eastern India's first-ever awards ceremony to recognise and reward 18 young achievers under the age of 18.

Titled 18 under 18 Awards, 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 see participation from schools located in Eastern India - West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.

The Awards will be mentored and judged by some of the most respected names in academia and industry, and a cross-section of achievers from various walks of life.

Students can be nominated for their achievements in different fields, including the following:

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How it works


Nomination Criteria

Students up to the age of 18 years can be nominated for the Awards by their respective schools located in Eastern India in any of the mentioned categories.

Excellence and significant contribution by a student in a particular category 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.

Nominations are open till February 5, 2022.


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 categories or for overall performance
  • All nominations to be done online


Nominations open
03, 2021
Last date of submission of nominations
5, 2022
Team Edugraph will prepare shortlist of 100 students from all entries
second week, 2022
Shortlist of 50
students announced
second week, 2022
Video Interviews of 50 shortlisted students with the Jury commence
third week, 2022
Final 18 to be announced
third week, 2022
Winners to be felicitated at a grand awards ceremony in Kolkata
second week, 2022

Winner gratification

Each of the 18 winners will receive

trophy Trophy
trophy Gift hamper
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The remaining finalists (among the top 50) will receive a Certificate of Participation

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Last date of submission - February 5, 2022

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