It is our great pleasure to invite your school to the first online edition of the Firstep Project Competition.

Firstep 2021 Online Project Competition aims to develop students’ skills in research, communication, presentation, time-management, collaboration and creativity. It is a competition that supports the PBL programmes in Lumina Schools showcasing students’ projects in a broad range of subjects and celebrating their achievements at age levels from 9 to 18.

The competition will be organised according to the schedule below:

firSTep 2021 Schedule

11 January - 13 February 2021:
Uploading projects
Schools’ Firstep Coordinators upload projects
(poster and video) on the Firstep webpage.
20 February 2021:
School Project Evaluation deadline
Schools complete local evaluations and
enter the results on the Firstep webpage.
21 February - 13 March 2021:
Pre-eliminations of the projects for the Grand Final
Firstep Jury will evaluate the projects
nominated by the schools.
15 March 2021:
Announcement of the finalists
The best 20 projects for each category will be announced on
Firstep Website as the finalists for the Grand Final.
20 March 2021:
Grand Final Phase I
Online Evaluations and Virtual Project Fair for
Little Scientists Categories Grades 3, 4, 5-6, 7-9
27 March 2021:
Grand Final Phase II
Online Evaluations and Virtual Project Fair for Design,
Interactive Learning, Energy-Engineering-Environment, and Social Science categories

* Students will present their projects to the jury members online through the Zoom video conferencing platform.

* Parents will be required to sign a GDPR agreement for their children to participate in the competition.

firSTep, the Science, Technology and Design Fair is the First Step to International Project Olympiads which is  open  to all students starting from Grade 3 (year 4 ) in Lumina Educational Institutions. It is organized by Lumina Educational Institutions in collaboration with national and international science fair organizations. Its mission is to challenge students to prepare science and technology projects to find workable solutions to everyday problems, to raise awareness in our planet’s energy and environmental issues, to engage students and teachers towards a further step in international project Olympiads of which have the same missions.

Firstep time-table


Firstep 2020-1 Poster

Firstep 2020-2 Poster

Firstep 2020-3 Poster

Firstep 2021