Standard Chartered ICT Competition is Back

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Have you heard about Standard Chartered ICT Competition last year? This year they are coming back for their second ICT Competition and continuing to look for some creative ideas that could win prizes worth over RM60,000! This ICT Competition does not only open for Standard Chartered's staff, it also open up for all the college and university students out there!!

Last week, i attended Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad Official Launch for its second Innovation, Communications and Technology Competition(ICT Competition 2013). This as part of its continuing commitment in promoting the development of the domestic ICT sector.

The Standard Chartered ICT Competition invites University/College/Polytechnic students and employees of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia, its subsidiaries and Scope International to submit their ICT related innovative ideas in a form of a business proposal. 
The competition aims to boost creativity in innovation and further enhance knowledge on ICT as well as to promote entrepreneurship amongst the university students in Malaysia. This competition is also one of Standard Chartered initiatives to help the Government to increase the country’s pool of knowledge workers and to realize the Digital Malaysia agenda.

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).

With fellow bloggers, Shannon, Veron, Wilee and Jessica

(It was nice seeing Veron after knowing her for so long,
although i met her brother more often than her. :P)

This year’s competition is themed IT matters as technology is seen as influencing every facet of life from mundane everyday tasks to automated processes to make lives better.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).

During the launch, a special performance was done by a man alone as the opening act. Every move he made was playing with the rhythm of the box and line showed on the projector screen. I love the part how he fought with the shadow man. That's how creativity technology these days works.

Pretty cool right the way he 'dance'?

So what are you waiting now? Faster form a team and participate in SCICT. Not forgetting head over to SCICT website to register. The Registration and submission begins on 13th January 2013. Closing date is 25th March 2013. Pre requisite for a team is a minimum of one (1) Malaysian & all team members should be University/College/Polytechnic students studying in Malaysia.

There are 2 categories enlisted for this competition:
  • University / College Students (in teams 2 – 5 persons)
  • Employees of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, its subsidiaries and Scope International (in teams 2 – 5 persons)

The judging criteria for the competition will be based on these 6 elements: 
Innovativeness, Demonstrated Creativity & Originality of Idea // Value Proposition // Quality of Presentation & Clarity of Idea // Implementation Feasibility // Supporting Evidence & Market Demand // Green Features

One of the judging criteria i pay the most attention will be Green Features. Green Features help to support innovative green technologies that are fundamental to creating a sustainable society. My ideal green features product would be a solar energy phone that could save up solar energy. So that the phone battery life spend doesn't die fast and it could easily chargeable whenever there's sun. Oh my such a big techno-slave i am! wtf!

Inspire us with your most innovative idea on how IT Matters to your work, personal life and the society. Team up and fuel your creativity to build the most creative technological invention and innovation!

The grand finals and prize presentation ceremony will be held on 16 May. The champion team from the University Students category will win 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.

The first prize winner from the Internal Staff category, will take home RM8,000 in cash. The second prize winner will receive a RM5,000 cash prize and the third prize winner will walk away with RM3,000. All winning teams will also take home a plaque and certificates of participation.

The remaining seven finalists from each category will received a consolation prize of RM1,000 per team.

Besides that, there will be weekly contest running on SCICT Facebook Page for 10 weeks with 10 different contests from 14th January to 18th March.

Last but not least, feel free to share with me your idea and dream just be adding  my blog as referral when you register. Till then, look forward to hear from all your innovative updates. Good Luck! x

1 comment

  1. Hye..i want to ask..
    Closing date 25 march or 14 april?
    Please answer..i want to participate :)