#CreativityInClassroom Design Challenge for Teachers: CENTA

The Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), a leading teacher accreditation platform, in collaboration with Canva, the global visual communications platform, has launched a unique Design Challenge in India. Through this collaboration, CENTA aspires to provide a platform to teachers to help them create, collaborate and communicate visually, by deploying innovative tools in online classrooms in an endeavor to nurture creativity and design thinking among school teachers,

Ever since the pandemic, most educational institutions and schools globally, and in India, have swiftly embraced online learning. Interweaving creativity into the education system has become an imperative for educational institutions to make students future-ready. Recognizing this, through this collaboration, CENTA is focused on introducing a design-thinking approach in the new-age classroom to make education more interactive and meaningful.

Rahul Chowdhary, Head of Business, CENTA, said, “At CENTA, we always strive to provide exceptional learning experiences for teachers while equipping them with new-age tools to further their professional growth. With this initiative, we intend to spark creativity and inspire them to go beyond the set traditional modes of teaching and learning. We are confident that this design challenge will be a rich and guiding experience for every participant.”

The theme for the Design Challenge is #CreativityinClassroom, and participation is open to all full-time teachers from primary to senior high schools across India. All the participants will be required to create and submit a design that focuses on what #CreativityinClassroom means to them, using posters, infographics, presentations, or video templates available on Canva for Education. Before the Design Challenge, Canva and CENTA will conduct two masterclasses for their participants.

Masterclass and competition schedule is as follows:

DateActivity11th FebruaryLaunch of #CreativityInClassroom Design Challenge14th FebruaryMasterclass on Basics of Graphic Design 21st February Masterclass on Design in Education25th February Deadline for Design Challenge submission8th March Announcement of winners

For more details: https://www.canva.com/competitions/india-creativity-challenge/

All participating members will be evaluated based on the use of innovative tools and techniques, the impact created on the learners, and the creative inspiration behind the final design. After thoroughly evaluating the submitted designs, winning participants will receive rank-based rewards. These include subscriptions to Canva for Education for their respective schools, Kindles, recognition certificates, invitation to Canva for Teachers s Facebook community, Instax camera, among other exciting rewards.

How to participate in the Design Challenge?

  • Log on to https://www.canva.com/competitions/india-creativity-challenge/

  • Create an account on Canva.com using your email address.

  • Select from multiple templates for Posters, Infographics, Presentations, Cards, and a variety of other formats.

  • Create your artwork based on the theme #CreativityinClassroom.

  • Submit your design link directly in the Application Form.

  • Remember to include a few lines about your artwork, including what it means to you and how it relates to the theme.