COMPETITION CHALLENGE​​

To solve the world’s problem, start with one person.

In this year’s competition, we want you to focus on helping one person in your community.

Identify a real problem that this person faces and design a solution that solves the problem that has a social impact.

You must choose one of these approaches to build your solution. 

OPEN-SOURCE MICROCONTROLLER​

Examples include Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

or

OPEN-SOURCE MOBILE APPLICATION​

Examples include App Inventor and Android Studio.

or

both

What is a community? A community is a group of people who share something in common, You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it and/or by the strength of the connections among them. Example community include your school, family, village, neighbourhood, sports club, religious group, gaming group, etc.

What is a social impact? A social impact is a significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge within your community.

competition criteria

studentS Criteria

  • Open to secondary schools registered in Malaysia 
  • Each team comprises 2-3 students 
  • Team members can be from different schools (from the same state) 
  • 17 years old and below 

SUBMISSION METHOD

YouTube video presentation of the solution.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Teachers’ & Parents’ involvement

We love that parents and teachers take the initiatives to help out with the projects, however, we would also like to remind parents and teachers to remember and allow the kids to own and manage their projects.

We understand that as adults, we tend to think that kids are not capable of many things but we can be wrong most times. Allow them to try and fail and try again. Come alongside to encourage, cheer them on and guide them with their projects. Constantly remind them (and yourself) that they own the project.

Disqualifications

  • Team will be disqualified if the project is not according to the Competition Challenge (see above).
  • Team will be disqualified if the project is not submitted using Submission Method (see above)
  • Team will be disqualified if members do not meet the Students Criteria (see above)

Citations

Not everything you built came from your own idea. We understand that innovation can come in the form of building onto & improving upon existing ideas. 

If you have referred your project from a website or YouTube, please don’t just use them without crediting them. We should respect the original hardwork by acknowledging and giving credit the authors who created the original project. Say your thanks to them. This can be done through citation in your video submission. 

Detailed Terms & Conditions can be found here.

Resources

All competition resources (e.g. Judging Rubric, 5-slide Pitching template, Tips for video production etc.) can be found in our e-learning platform. 

Register as early as possible so you don’t miss out!

JUDGING CRITERIA

Fifteen teams will be selected to participate in the Sime Darby Accelerator Camp. Teams will have the opportunity to interact and learn first-hand from industry experts. At the end of the camp, teams will pitch their solutions and stand a chance to win seed money worth up to RM 20,000 for the implementation of their solutions!

Technical (30%)

Prototype
How well does the prototype work?

Innovation
How innovative is the project?

Coding
How well do they understand the coding?

Problem Solving (40%)

Problem Statement
How well do they understand the problem?

Solution
How accurate and consistent is the solution to solve the problem?

Impact
How impactful is the solution?

Learning (30%)

Communication
How well do they understand their solution?

Learning
What have they learned?

Teamwork
How strong is their teamwork?