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When students consume, their inborn creativity is not nurtured. By making students creators, rather than just consumers of technology, we nurture their inborn passion to learn. This natural way of learning allows students to develop deep understanding of concepts and nurtures their life skills.
Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, 3D printing, and other upcoming technologies will play a role in every aspects of our children’s lives. Technology will therefore be the core knowledge, regardless of their choice of career.
This year’s competition will happen entirely online. There will no longer be a physical state level. This is a strategic change to overcome certain obstacles that we have face over the many years of organizing this competition.
By running this competition online it allows:
- Experts such as undergraduates, alumni of this competition, industry and technical experts to support students across Malaysia (not bounded by location).
- 2,000+ students can experience the National Accelerator Camp that was only exclusive to the top 15 teams for the past years.
LEVEL 1: MAY – AUG 2020
Upon registering, each team member and teacher will receive an email confirmation with their login and password details to log onto the competition platform.
While working on building the prototype together in school, each member must complete online activities that will help with the project. There will also be resources online and a forum on this platform where teams can reach out for help from university graduates, technical folks, and industry experts.
At the end of Level 1, teams submit a 5-minute video that shows a working prototype. Also include in the video a short interview with the user that this prototype is built for.
LEVEL 2: SEPT – OCT 2020
Teams continue to improve on their prototype. At this stage, teams are assigned experienced YODAS. These YODAS are special advisors dedicated to each team. They will tell you what works, what won’t work, and help you to further improve your project. YODAS are a group of experts from the industry with many years of experience overseeing successful projects.
There will also be advanced materials as resources for teams that make it to LEVEL 2.
At the end of LEVEL 2, teams will submit a 3-minute video for the final judging that will take place in October.
JUDGING & ANNOUNCEMENT OF GOLD WINNERS: OCT 2020
Judging and announcement of Gold winners will take place in the month of October. Following the announcement of the Gold Winners, Sime Darby will deliberate and decide on 15 teams that will participate in the 3-day SDYIC Accelerator Camp.
LEVEL 3: SDYIC ACCELERATOR CAMP: Date to be announced later due to the Covid-19 situation
Fifteen teams from the state-level competitions will be selected for the SDYIC Accelerator Camp. Participants will be mentored by professionals. During this camp, teams will have to pitch the final panel of judges on how they will implement their project, the timeline of implementation, and why they should win the community adoption prize money. The winning solution will be developed for community adoption. The venue of the camp will be announced later.
LEVEL 4: COMMUNITY ADOPTION
Winning teams will have one year to execute their community adoption and will have to report back every quarter on the progress of their adoption.
More details about digital badges can be found from this link.
Identify a real problem he/ she faces to solve. Hence you must first understand what the problem is before arriving at a solution. This is where you apply your design thinking skill.
*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. Eg: Your school, family, village, neighbourhood, sports clubs, religious group, gamer etc
**A significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge within your community
- How well the prototype works?
- How innovative is the project?
- How well they understand the coding?
- How well they understand the problem?
- How accurate and consistent is the solution at solving the problem?
- How impactful is the solution?
- How well they pitch?
- What have they learned?
- How strong is their teamwork?