AiTLE & William Jessup University (WJU): 1 Million HKD Scholarship Computer Science Competition for High School students 2022 高中學生「一百萬元港幣獎學金」電腦科學比賽 2022 – 簡介會

Dates: 10/16/2021 Times: 22:00 Location: Online Briefing

Calling talented Hong Kong and Macau high school student designers, makers and leaders. The goal of the competition is to bring high school students in Hong Kong and Macau together to develop innovative and entrepreneurial APP ideas. William Jessup University (WJU) & AiTLE, along with the different partners, following the success of the competition at 2019, planned to launch the competition again at 2022 : [AiTLE & William Jessup University (WJU): 1 Million HKD Scholarship Computer Science Competition for High School students 2022 高中學生「一百萬元港幣獎學金」電腦科學比賽 2022]. Winning teams of Second Round (in a team of 4 Form 6 students) will receive a scholarship to attend WJU in California. Total amount of scholarship and prizes is more than 1 Million HKD, with conditional offer to William Jessup University (WJU) Computer Science Degree Course.

Below is the competition details :

  • Eligibility of Participants & Categories
    • Full Time Secondary 4, 5, or 6 students @ school in Hong Kong and Macau
      • First Round :
        • Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students at 2021-2022 academic year
      • Second Round :
        • Secondary 6 students at 2022-2023 academic year
          • If the team has joined the first round, the submission can be a continuation of works from First Round
          • If the team hasn’t joined the first round, the submission needs to be a brand-new idea
    • Application must through school
      • School :
        • Local schools in Hong Kong and Macau including all government, aided (including special schools), caput and schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS), International Schools in Hong Kong and Macau
        • Each school must have a teacher in charge as the main contact point for the competition
    • Participants must be in a team of 4 full-time students
    • Each team may be advised with their teacher / advisor but the work must be the students
  • “Product” to be submitted : A PowerPoint Proposal with a 2-5 minutes video
    • The Presentation :
      • Based on the template provided, explaining your idea using graphics, images, text, audio and video links (max. 15MB and within 15 slides)
    • Video
      • Film a short video of 2 – 5 minutes in length to present your idea.
      • The video must be uploaded to an online platform (e.g. youtube) and set it as “unlisted”, then include the video link in the PowerPoint proposal
    • Either or both in the PowerPoint Proposal and/or video to introduce team members, and showcasing the App and/or Products for initial review (shortlisting)
    • App and/or Products
      • Need to show to judges during the showcasing session and presentation session (i.e. passed the shortlisting)
    • The presentations, App and/or Products interface must be in English
  • Briefing Session :
    • Date : 2021-10-16 (SAT)
    • Time : 10:00 – 11:30
    • Format : Online Briefing
    • Participants : Teachers and Students are welcome to join
    • Registration : Click here or fill in the Google form at the end of this webpage to join
  • First Round Competition Timeline and Details :
    • Application to join First Round :
      • From 2021-10-16 (SAT) 11:30 to 2021-11-30 (TUE) 23:59
    • Submission of “Product” :
      • 2021-10-17 (SUN) 00:01 to 2021-12-17 (FRI) 20:00
    • Shortlisting :
      • Judges will review the submitted work during Xmas 2021 and Jan 2022
      • Participants will be informed whether their teams can be accepted to join the showcasing and presentation session before CNY
    • Showcasing Session :
      • Date : 2022-03-12 (SAT)
      • Time : PM (exact time to be confirmed)
      • Venue : To be confirmed
      • Format :
        • Teams will present their App and/or Products to the judges from individual table top booths
        • Teams are encouraged to display their work visually, and have a working model available for judging
        • Judges will walk around the various booths and will be scoring the App and/or Products based on functionality, creativity among other factors
        • All members of the Team must be present and participate
        • Presentations is about 3-5 minutes in length, with 1-2 min Q&A. Exact time length will be announced later
        • Presentation will be in English
    • Presentation Session and Award Presentation :
      • Date : 2022-03-13 (SUN)
      • Time : PM (exact time to be confirmed)
      • Venue : To be confirmed
      • Format :
        • Teams will present their App and/or Products to the judges via Power Point presentation
        • After presentation, will have an Q&A session
        • Besides reviewing the product, should also have focus on App’s marketability
        • All members of the Team must be present and participate
        • Presentations is about 5 minutes in length, with 5 min Q&A. Exact time length will be announced later
        • Presentation will be in English
  • Second Round Competition Timeline and Details :
    • Application to join First Round (tentative) :
      • 2022-09-05 (MON) 00:01 to 2022-09-30 (FRI) 23:59
    • Submission of “Product”
      • 2022-09-05 (MON) 00:01 to 2022-10-15 (SAT) 20:00
    • Shortlisting :
      • 2022-10-16 (SUN) to 2022-10-23 (SUN)
      • Participants will be informed whether their teams can be accepted to join the showcasing and presentation session before 2022-10-26 (WED)
    • Showcasing Session :
      • Date : 2022-11-12 or 2022-11-19 or 2022-12-03 (All are SAT)
      • Time : PM (exact time to be confirmed)
      • Venue : To be confirmed
      • Format :
        • Teams will present their App and/or Products to the judges from individual table top booths
        • Teams are encouraged to display their work visually, and have a working model available for judging
        • Judges will walk around the various booths and will be scoring the App and/or Products based on functionality, creativity among other factors
        • All members of the Team must be present and participate
        • Presentations is about 5 minutes in length, with 5 min Q&A. Exact time length will be announced later
        • Presentation will be in English
    • Presentation Session and Award Presentation :
      • Date : 2022-11-13 or 2022-11-20 or 2022-12-04 (All are SUN)
      • Time : PM (exact time to be confirmed)
      • Venue : To be confirmed
      • Format :
        • Teams will present their App and/or Products to the judges from individual table top booths
        • Teams are encouraged to display their work visually, and have a working model available for judging
        • Judges will walk around the various booths and will be scoring the App and/or Products based on functionality, creativity among other factors
        • All members of the Team must be present and participate
        • Presentations is about 8 minutes in length, with 8-12 min Q&A. Exact time length will be announced later
        • Presentation will be in English
  • Awards :
    • First Round :
      • Champion team : Notebook (Each participant of the team has 1)
        • Outstanding winner may have conditional offer to WJU Computer Science Degree Course and/or scholarship
      • 1st runner up team : Tablet (Each participant of the team has 1)
      • 2nd runner up team : Technology product (Each participant of the team has 1)
    • Second Round
      • Champion team : Full Scholarship to attend WJU in California
        • @US$4000/student x 4 years
          • Scholarship for 2nd year and after will be reviewed at the end of the 1st school year, based on GPA of 1st school year
        • Notebook/Tablet (Each participant of the team has 1)
        • Participants will got conditional offer to WJU Computer Science Degree Course
          • Conditions for the offer :
            • Acceptable Academic result at their S4, S5 and S6 (if has) school report card
            • Meet English Requirement
      • 1st runner up team : Scholarship to attend WJU in California
        • @US$3000/student x 4 years
          • Scholarship for 2nd year and after will be reviewed at the end of the 1st school year, based on GPA of 1st school year
        • Notebook/Tablet (Each participant of the team has 1)
        • Participants will got conditional offer to WJU Computer Science Degree Course
          • Conditions for the offer :
            • Acceptable Academic result at their S4, S5 and S6 (if has) school report card
            • Meet English Requirement
      • 2nd runner up team : Scholarship to attend WJU in California
        • @US$2000/student x 4 years
          • Scholarship for 2nd year and after will be reviewed at the end of the 1st school year, based on GPA of 1st school year
        • Notebook/Tablet (Each participant of the team has 1)
        • Participants will got conditional offer to WJU Computer Science Degree Course
          • Conditions for the offer :
            • Acceptable Academic result at their S4, S5 and S6 (if has) school report card
            • Meet English Requirement
  • Judging Criteria :
    • Idea, Creativity & Innovation
    • Feasibility, Functionality & Design
    • Use of Technology & User Experience
    • Team Collaboration, Presentation and Communication
  • Disclaimers:
    • Perfection is never a requirement. It’s best if the product is applicable, user-friendly, and scalable
    • All submissions to the Competition remain the intellectual property of the individuals and or teams
    • AiTLE and WJU have the rights to show the submissions without notifying participants
  • Tracks & Challenges:
    • Some Possible Tracks but not limited to:
      • Social Media & Communication: Can technology help mankind connect better or safer?
      • Green Energy: Can technology encourage more people classify their garbage or choose sustainable energy in daily life?
      • Disaster Relief & People Need Help: Can technology make life better for people with disabilities?
  • Tips:
    • Teams can build apps (PC / Mobile / Wearable) from scratch
    • App focus can be in social, transportation, new habit etc, or teams can solve no challenges but build whatever they think is cool
    • Explore AI, AR, IOT, Blockchain and other cutting-edge technologies in your projects
    • Can also try any Platforms which can help quickly to build the new app
    • Other open source clarity framework to make the apps look awesome
    • Other popular Engine to build the application! See sample apps at https://github.com/kubernetes/examples for inspiration