Solve for Tomorrow 2017
Data from 2013 released by Census and Statistics Department1 indicate there were around 320,500 people with limited physical ability living in Hong Kong, amounting to about 4.5% of the population. However, the numerous difficulties and challenges they face in their daily life are often overlooked by the public. As such, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2017 Competition aims to deepen students’ interests in e-learning while teaching them to care for the underprivileged by developing ideas that are creative, practical and functional for wheelchair users, thereby bringing them a better future.
To complement the competition, a workshop on app design and virtual reality (VR) application will be held especially for secondary school teachers, with professional instructors presenting on the creative design of apps and the application and development of VR. Participating teachers will also have the opportunity to experience VR and Gear 360. In addition, one of our judges, Professor T.H. Tse, Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong PHAB Association and Honorary Professor of computer science at The University of Hong Kong will share his thoughts on how technology can help the disabled in society. This will inspire teachers to help their students develop ideas on applying technology to catering for wheelchair users. After the workshop, teachers will receive a set of workshop training materials, which they can use to guide their students and encourage them to form teams to enter the competition.
SamsungS4T@webershandwick.com before the deadline.
* The top 4 teams will present their ideas to the judges on 29th November 2017
(with PowerPoint proposal)
Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (Secondary Division)
Address: 6 On Muk Lane, Shek Mun, Shatin, N.T. (Shek Mun MTR Station Exit D)
Participants: Secondary school teachers in Hong Kong (maximum of one teacher per school)
Quota: First come, first served
Remarks: Participants will receive one set of workshop training materials
Deadline: 6:00pm on 21st September 2017 (Thursday)
- Professional tutoring on creative app design and introduction to VR application and development (with training materials)
- Group experience of VR and Gear 360 photography
- Sharing by judge
- Presentation on competition details
* Teachers who participate in the workshop have a chance to win Galaxy Gear 360 provided by Samsung
|Award||Quota||Cash Prize||Product Prize||Total Prize Value
(Cash and Products)
|Gold Award||1||HK$60,000||Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$60,000)
|Silver Award||3||HK$30,000||Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$20,000)
|Bronze Award||3||HK$20,000||Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$10,000)
(Total value: HK$8,000)
(Total value: HK$5,000)
Award: Gold Award
Cash Prize: HK$60,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$60,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$120,000
Award: Silver Award
Cash Prize: HK$30,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$20,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$50,000
Award: Bronze Award
Cash Prize: HK$20,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$10,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$30,000
Cash Prize: HK$10,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$8,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$18,000
Cash Prize: -
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$5,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$5,000
- Creativity: Participating teams need to come up with a unique and creative idea for helping wheelchair users better integrate into society.
- Feasibility: The conceptual design should be user-friendly and convenient for wheelchair users.
- Functionality: The conceptual design should effectively cater to the needs of wheelchair users.
- Presentation: Each participating team must present their idea clearly through the PowerPoint submission.
(in no particular order)
- This is a team competition. Each team needs to be comprised of three students studying at the same school. Each school may send at most three teams. Students from different classes or forms are welcome to form a team to enter the competition.
- Participating teams need to develop conceptual designs that are creative, feasible and functional. Entries will be judged according to the judging criteria:
- Each team can submit only one proposal.
- Submitted ideas must be developed by the students and have not been submitted to any other competitions. Teams submitting plagiarized ideas will be disqualified. Entries that do not satisfy conditions will not be accepted.
- External sources of information must be properly referenced. Included materials such as graphics, images, text, audio and videos cannot infringe on copyrights. The main organizer/co-organizers/ supporting organizations shall not be held liable for any form of copyright infringement. Teams found to have plagiarized others and/or infringed on copyrights will be disqualified immediately and bear the relevant responsibility.
- Each participating team must submit a 3-minute presentation video and a PowerPoint proposal explaining in detail the technological conceptual design, e.g. the need of wheelchair users, operational steps, user interface design, using graphics, images, text, audio and video links, up to a maximum of 10MB and within 10 slides.
- The participating team must upload the video to YouTube and set as private, then include the video link into PowerPoint slide.
- The supervising teacher of each team is responsible for entering the competition, serving as contact person and submitting the files.
- Supervising teachers have to complete the application form and email it to SamsungS4T@webershandwick.com with the PowerPoint file attached before 6:00 pm on 3rd November 2017 (Friday).
- All personal information provided by the participants will be kept strictly confidential.
- The organizer reserves the right to amend details concerning the competition without further notice. In the event of discrepancies between the Chinese and English versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.
- The organizer reserves the right of amendment and final interpretation of the above-mentioned rules and arrangements.
- Q: How many teachers from each school can participate in the workshop?
A: Given limited spaces, only one teacher from each school can participate in the workshop.
- Q: How can I find out the status of my application to join the workshop?
A: A confirmation email will be sent out after we have received the application forms.
- Q: How can I find out if I have successfully registered to enter the competition?
A: A confirmation email will be sent out after we have received the application form and competition entry.
- Q: Can a participating team be comprised of students from different grades (e.g. two F.4 students with one F.2 student)?
A: Yes. Students from different grades can form a team as long as they are from the same school.
- Q: Can one student join two different teams?
A: To maximize opportunities for students to join the competition, each student can join one team only.
- Q: Can the participants upload the video to Dropbox or submit the video by USB flash drive?
A: No. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and set as private. Each video must not be longer than three minutes. If there is any technical problem, please enquire by phone.
- Q: Apart from Chinese, can the participating team use English as well in the video and the PowerPoint proposal?
- Q: Can overseas student participate in the competition?
A: Regrettably, only students at local secondary schools are eligible to enter the competition.
- Q: Will the organizer provide any support to participating schools?
A: We will hold a workshop before the competition wherein professional instructors will present on app design concepts and the application and development of VR. Teachers will also have the opportunity to experience VR and Gear 360 shooting. In addition, we have invited Professor T.H. Tse to share his thoughts on how technology can benefit the disabled in society. Teachers will hopefully be inspired to lead students towards developing ideas of technological applications benefiting wheelchair users. After the workshop, teachers will receive a set of the workshop training materials that can be used to guide their students and encourage them to form teams to enter the competition.
(The photo is provided by Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
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