Challenge Overview

The Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge is open to only Indian education technology or publishing companies. It is designed to find the best application of voice technology in education. The competition is an opportunity for your company to build a skill that addresses education challenges and positively impacts students, faculty, administrators and other education stakeholders.

Application Process

Submit your proposal, describing your idea, by May 15, 2020*. You do not need to build the skill at this stage. If you advance as a finalist, you will be informed through email and this website on May 28, 2020* and asked to build your Alexa skill with guidance from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The finalists will present their respective Alexa skills in front of a jury at a Virtual Session (date to be decided). All applications must be submitted through the application form and completed in one session, since once you start, you cannot save your work and return to it later.

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Categories for the Skills

Please choose one of the following categories for your Alexa skill:

Administration Processes

Reduce the burden of ‘non-teaching’ tasks.

Assessment Processes

Make assessment more effective and efficient.

Teaching Practices

Support access, inclusion, and improved educational outcomes for all.


Continuing Professional Development

Support teachers, lecturers, and education leaders so they can develop more flexibly.


Learning Throughout Life

Support decisions about work or further study and help those who are not in the formal education system gain the skills they need now and in the future.

Important: Skills designed for schools should not be intended for in-classroom use.

Judging Criteria

The finalists will present their respective Alexa skills in front of a jury at a Virtual Session (date to be decided).



How original and creative is the skill idea? Are there already existing skills that are identical or similar? Does this skill provide a better or faster way of addressing students' needs than existing solutions? (25%)


Potential impact

Consider the potential educational value that this new skill idea delivers and the extent to which the skill is widely useful or scalable. (25%)


Execution of theme

Considering the purpose of the contest, does the skill idea fit the theme outlined? (25%)


User experience

How user friendly is the skill concept? (25%)

Winner and Runners-up

Congratulations to the winner and the runners-up of the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge.

The Winner

Code Shastra

Mr. Abhay Dubey

Pitch Video

Demo Video



Mr. Ananthakrishnan G

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Demo Video

Wunderkind Infotech

Dr. Devendra Kumar

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Demo Video


Mr. Santhosh Subramanian

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Demo Video

Thank you to all the applicants for their applications. Everyone of you has shown an incredible insight, creativity, and problem-solving skills through your applications and a potential to unlock new opportunities for education industry. We wish you success for future.

*Please read the terms and conditions for more details about the application and evaluation.

For any queries, email us at alexachallenge2020[at]

Judging Panel

Sandeep Aneja

Sandeep Aneja

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaizen Private Equity

Namita Dalmia

Namita Dalmia

Director Investments
Omidyar Network India

Srikant Prabhu

Srikant Prabhu

Portfolio and Investments Lead
Social Alpha

Vincent Quah

Vincent Quah

Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare, and Nonprofit, Asia Pacific and Japan, Global Public Sector
Amazon Web Services

Sunil PP

Sunil PP

Head for Education and Nonprofit
Amazon Internet Services

Live Competition

EdTech companies in the Indian community are hereby invited to witness the finalists compete.

Date: 17 July 2020
Time: 4 PM - 5:30 PM IST


At the moment, the application deadline is May-15-2020. We will announce the shortlisted finalists on May-28-2020. The competition will end on July-17-2020 with the submission of developed alexa skills. The finalists will present their respective Alexa skills in front of a jury at a Virtual Session on July-16-2020.

Yes, the competition is affected by COVID-19 and we are flexible with the date. We are continuously revising the deadline, finalist announcement, and competition dates subject to government guidelines.

The competition is only for education technology and publishing companies with businesses registered in India.

All applications are to be submitted using the online application form provided on this page.

We allow one idea per person and a maximum of 3 submissions from the same company.

Alexa skill development will only start after the finalists are announced. Only the selected finalists must develop the skill. You are not required to develop the skill during the application phase.

The competition will have 5 finalists out of all the applicants.

We will announce the finalists on this competition website. All applicants will get an email notification about the announcement.

The winner will be rewarded $50,000 AWS promotional credits.

  1. Grand Prize (1): One winner will receive $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credits. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $50,000;
  2. First Prizes (4): Four winners will each receive $10,000 in AWS Promotional Credits. ARV of each First Prize: $10,000.

No person shall receive more than one Prize. The Prizes (AWS Credits) are subject to availability and are valid for one year from the date of the award.

Read the terms & conditions of the competition for more information.

*Subject to change.