Solve for Tomorrow 2017

Valid from Sep 22. 2017 to Jan 31. 2018 Expired
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What is Solve for Tomorrow?
Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. is convinced that innovative technology can bring positive changes to today’s society. From 2013, Samsung has started holding the Solve for Tomorrow Competition in Hong Kong as part of a commitment to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility to the community. By joining this meaningful event, students are encouraged to be engaged with the community while helping solve problems through the creative use of technology to build a brighter future together.
Solve for Tomorrow 2017
With “Smart Future for Disability Inclusion” as this year’s theme, Samsung hopes young people can come up with innovative ideas of applying technology to help wheelchair users solve problems in their daily life, such as when they travel, dine out, enjoy leisure activities, etc. The goal is to help build a more inclusive community in Hong Kong for the disabled.

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.
1 Hong Kong Monthly Digest of Statistics, 2015 – Persons with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases in Hong Kong
Event Details
Organized by Samsung, Solve for Tomorrow 2017 is open to all secondary school students in Hong Kong. They can enter as teams of three from the same school and compete in conceiving innovative ideas of applying technology to benefit wheelchair users as a meaningful contribution to society.

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.
Solve for Tomorrow 2017


Eligibility
The competition accepts entries from teams from all local secondary schools. Each team must be comprised of three students from the same school and register for the competition through their supervising teacher. Each school may send up to three teams. Students from different classes or forms are welcome to form teams for the competition.
Method of Entry
1
Produce a presentation video of no longer than three minutes in length. Participating teams must upload the video to YouTube and set as private, then include the video link in a PowerPoint slide.
2
Provide a PowerPoint proposal explaining in detail the innovative idea of technological application, e.g. the need of wheelchair users, operational steps and user interface design, etc., using graphics, images, text, audio and video links, up to a maximum of 10MB and within 10 slides.
3
Submit the PowerPoint proposal to the supervising teacher, who will complete the entry form and send to
SamsungS4T@webershandwick.com before the deadline.
Deadline:
6:00pm on 3rd November 2017 (Friday)
* The top 15 teams will receive an invitation in mid-November to attend the award ceremony in December
* The top 4 teams will present their ideas to the judges on 29th November 2017

REGISTRATION FORM


Event Timetable
Deadline of workshop application
6:00pm on 21st September 2017 (Thu)
Workshop
23rd September 2017 (Sat)
Deadline of competition submission
6:00pm on 3rd November 2017 (Fri)
(with PowerPoint proposal)
Presentation by top four teams
6:00pm on 29th November 2017 (Wed)
Award ceremony
14th January 2018 (Sun)

Workshop

App Design and VR Application Workshop
Date: 23rd September 2017 (Saturday)
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)

Contents:
  • 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

DOWNLOAD FORM

Awards

Awards
The top 15 teams will receive:
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)
HK$120,000
Silver Award 3 HK$30,000 Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$20,000)
HK$50,000
Bronze Award 3 HK$20,000 Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$10,000)
HK$30,000
Excellence 3 HK$10,000 Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$8,000)
HK$18,000
Merit 5 - Samsung Products
(Total value: HK$5,000)
HK$5,000

Award: Gold Award
Quota: 1
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
Quota: 3
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
Quota: 1
Cash Prize: HK$20,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$10,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$30,000

Award: Excellence
Quota: 3
Cash Prize: HK$10,000
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$8,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$18,000

Award: Merit
Quota: 5
Cash Prize: -
Product Prize: Samsung Products (Total value: HK$5,000)
Total Prize Value (Cash and Products): HK$5,000

Judging Criteria

The judging panel will select the winners based on the four criteria below:
  1. Creativity: Participating teams need to come up with a unique and creative idea for helping wheelchair users better integrate into society.
  2. Feasibility: The conceptual design should be user-friendly and convenient for wheelchair users.
  3. Functionality: The conceptual design should effectively cater to the needs of wheelchair users.
  4. Presentation: Each participating team must present their idea clearly through the PowerPoint submission.

Judging Panel


(in no particular order)
Mr. Victor Cheng
Executive Director of Hong Kong Education City
Prof. Kong Siu-cheung
Director of the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology at The Education University of Hong Kong
Mr. Albert Wong Kin-wai
Chairman of Association of I.T. Leaders in Education
Mr. Leung Yuk-wing, MH
Gold medalist in boccia at the 2004 and 2016 Paralympic Games
Prof. T.H. Tse
Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong PHAB Association, Honorary Professor in computer science at The University of Hong Kong
Ms. Yiyin Zhao
Vice President and Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.

Rules

  1. 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.
  2. Participating teams need to develop conceptual designs that are creative, feasible and functional. Entries will be judged according to the judging criteria:
    • Creativity
    • Feasibility
    • Functionality
    • Presentation
  3. Each team can submit only one proposal.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The participating team must upload the video to YouTube and set as private, then include the video link into PowerPoint slide.
  8. The supervising teacher of each team is responsible for entering the competition, serving as contact person and submitting the files.
  9. 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).
  10. All personal information provided by the participants will be kept strictly confidential.
  11. 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.
  12. The organizer reserves the right of amendment and final interpretation of the above-mentioned rules and arrangements.

FAQ

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Q: Apart from Chinese, can the participating team use English as well in the video and the PowerPoint proposal?
    A: Yes.

  8. Q: Can overseas student participate in the competition?
    A: Regrettably, only students at local secondary schools are eligible to enter the competition.

  9. 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.

Contact Us

Secretariat Office for Solve for Tomorrow 2017
Weber Shandwick
Contact person: Miss Cheung Phone number: 2533 9992 Email: SamsungS4T@webershandwick.com
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Mr. Leung Yuk Wing, MH
Gold medalist in boccia at the 2004 and 2016 Paralympic Games
(The photo is provided by Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled)
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