Competition Details

Eligibility

  • Secondary 1-6 students in teams of 3 to 8 members.

Application

  • 2018-19 Competition is now open for registration. The deadline is 1st Feb 2019.
  • Teams must choose from the four designated social problems: population ageing, difficulties experienced by people with disabilities, challenges faced by children and challenges of sustainable development.
  • Take part in training workshops provided by YIAA
  • Submit a proposal introducing an innovative solution to one of the listed problems. The proposal should consist of an introduction of not more than 500 words, a video clip (no more than 3mins.) and 1 to 5 photos/images. (Video and images are optional)

Awards

  • A total of 65 awards will be presented to outstanding teams including 5 Winning Teams, 5 Silver Awards, 15 Bronze Awards and a certificate of Excellence for 40 teams for commendable performance.
  • Each winning team will be awarded a monetary prize of HKD10,000 and the sum will be donated to a charity organization of their choice.
  • All participating students will be awarded a certificate:
    Winning TeamsWinning Teams
    Winning TeamsSilver Awards
    Winning TeamsBronze Awards
    Winning TeamsFinalist
    Winning TeamsCertificate of Excellence

Timeline

Stage 1

Empathy & Innovation

2018.7 - 2019.3

Empathy and Innovation

  • Online registration
  • Select a social problem
  • Team training
  • Submit proposal
Stage 2

Voting

2019.4 - 2019.5

Selection of 10 Outstanding Proposals

  • Voting and judging
  • Selection of finalists
Stage 3

Make an ImpACT

2019.6 - 2019.8

Make an ImpACT

  • Idea testing
Stage 4

Idea Presentation

2019.9

"Innovate Today and Change Tomorrow" - Idea Presentation and Award Ceremony

  • Idea presentation
  • Final judging
  • Award ceremony