Standard Chartered ICT Competition did a comeback this year. The first competition they saw many amazing talents and great innovative ideas. This time around the 2nd ICT Competition they are continuing their search for unique creative innovative ideas and talented individuals!
The Standard Chartered ICT (Innovation, Communication, Technology) Competition invites University/College/Polytechnic students to submit their ICT related innovative ideas in a form of a business proposal.Winners of the ICT Competition 2013 stand to win prize monies totalling RM60,000. The competition is being endorsed by MOSTI and the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).
Last week, I was invited to the official launch of SCICT in Westin KL along with other youth influencer and bloggers.The Standard Chartered ICT Competition provides a platform and opportunity for university students to showcase their creativity and turn their ideas into innovation. It also shapes students’ mindset on industry relevant solutions and improve their knowledge in ICT which is in-line with the Government’s aspirations of a knowledge-based and innovation-led economy, emphasized by Datuk Fadillah, Deputy Minster, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI).
A nerdy me and Veronica together with Povy, Wilee and Jessica.IT matters as technology is seen as influencing every facet of life from mundane everyday tasks to automated processes to make lives better.
Do you at times wonder if you could change the world or improve a daily process in life? Hoping to be an innovator and inspire others from your creation? Success is an experience, it’s not an ending point however, it’s an experience you will carry it with you for life.So what are you waiting for?
Share Standard Chartered ICT Competition with your friends and form a team immediately! Put on your thinking cap then draft out your idea in a business proposal for submission. Turn that thought in your mind into reality – you’ll be amazed at what you can do from just an idea. Do note that your idea must consist of IT elements in it.ICT Competition 2013 is open to all university/college students from public and private universities/colleges 18 years and above and all Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad employees. To qualify for the competition, participants must join as a team of at least 2 members to a maximum of 5 members, and one member needs to be a Malaysian citizen. There are 3 stages in this competition.Registration begins on 13th January and closes 25th March 2013.For more information visit www.scictcompetition.com.my.
During the launch, I was very inspired by a dancer performing using digital visuals enhancing his moves. It’s catchy, upbeat and entertaining.
One of the judging criteria for the competition is based on Innovativeness, Demonstrated Creativity & Originality of Idea.
To further illustrate this, be OUTSTANDING. Don’t think like the norm, each of us come from a different background, culture and upbringing. Instead of just googling for ideas why not go back to your own roots? Is there something you secretly wish there was a smarter way of doing things – improving an experience maybe?
Below are some ideas I find it smart yet solving our daily dilemma.
(Photos credits to 3wogle)
What do you think? My personal favourite is the fan on chopstick and the toilet paper iPod dock.Aside from innovative and creativity, other judging criteria you should consider are Value Proposition, Quality of Presentation & Clarity of Idea, Implementation Feasibility, Supporting Evidence & Market Demand and Green Features. These should be stated in the business proposal.
The grand finals and prize presentation ceremony will be held on 16 May 2013.
The champion team from the University Students category will walk way RM15,000 cash prize. The runner-up team will receive RM10,000 in cash and the third prize winners will receive a RM5,000 cash prize. All winning teams will receive a plaque each and certificates of participation. Fret not if you didn’t get to win the competition as there are 7 consolation prizes of RM 1,000 cash prize per team!
Remember, success is an experience! You’ll gain valuable experience in taking part in a competition, perhaps your team may be in favour by the judges or the Standard Chartered team, leading to other doors of opportunities open for potential future employment!
In conjunction with the competition, there will be weekly contest running on SCICT Facebook.For this week, it’s about pet and gadgets. If you got a pet who’s adorable and enjoys using your gadgets, snap a photo and submit it via weekly contest app on Facebook.Hint: Next week contest will be Guessing Game Contest, a photo will be there and zoomed into everyday until someone comes up with the right answer!
PS: While submitting your business proposal for the Standard Chartered ICT Competition, do share this blog post link at the bottom of the submission form at “How did you first hear about this competition” select “Blogger” kindly include “shannonchow.com” before you hit the submit button! This is to for respons purposes by the SCICT team.