Under this initiative, 120 best popular science stories (100 from Ph.D. Scholars and 20 from PDFs) will be selected for a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- along with a certificate of Appreciation. Authors of the three best stories from the Ph.D. Scholars category will get a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- Rs. 50,000/-, Rs. 25,000/- respectively and the author of the outstanding story from PDFs category will be awarded Rs.1,00,000/-.