Competition Overview

Samsung Electronics believes that youth and their application of Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) knowledge is the key to building a better future. As such, we are committed to empowering the capabilities of youths to achieve their full potential and enable them to spark positive change.

With that in mind, the Solve for Tomorrow 2023 competition aims to ignite the passion of youths to make a positive social impact in the next generation of leaders in Singapore and provide them with the opportunity to address salient societal issues through innovative, technological ideas. Participants will apply skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving capabilities and Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) knowledge to innovate and come up with solutions that will create a better world for all.

Form a team comprising two to four members, and a teacher as the team mentor. Team members must all be from the same school. Brainstorm for an idea or solution that can address a societal issue that Singapore is facing today or will face in the near future. The idea and the societal issue that your team is looking to address can belong to any one of the following themes:

  • Environmental Sustainability;
  • Wellness;
  • Learning & Education;
  • Inclusive Harmonious Society;
  • Singapore’s Digital Future.

You can find more information about these themes here.

All students aged 12 years old and above and are full-time Secondary 1 – 5 students in Singapore are eligible to join the competition. For students in secondary schools with 6-year Integrated Programme (IP), only full-time students in Secondary 1 – 4 are eligible to participate. These schools include:

  • Dunman High School
  • National Junior College
  • River Valley High School
  • Temasek Junior College
  • Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
  • St. Joseph’s Institution
  • NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
  • SOTA, School of the Arts, Singapore

You can find the full list of eligible schools here.

Please obtain permission from your parents / legal guardian if you are below 18 years old. Prior acknowledgement of and consent to your participation in the competition and its terms and conditions is required. Click here to download the consent form.

This is your chance to make an impact on society and leave a positive mark in the community. The competition provides you with the opportunity to address pressing societal issues and develop ideas that can make a meaningful change to people’s lives.

Throughout the competition, you will also get to hone and apply skills that are vital in today’s world, including critical thinking, problem-solving capabilities and STEM knowledge.

There are also attractive prizes to be won. Find out more information here.

So, dream big and show us your potential by taking part in the Solve for Tomorrow 2023 competition. Sign up here.

Competition Mechanics

The Solve for Tomorrow 2023 competition will commence from 21 August 2023, and end on 31 January 2024.

There are a total of three (3) phases for the Competition:

  1. Submission Phase (21 August 2023 to 31 October 2023):

    Teams are required to complete all compulsory fields on the microsite and to upload supporting documents (if any).

  2. Finalist Phase (22 November 2023 to 12 January 2024):

    10 finalist teams will be selected and notified by e-mail. Finalist teams are to expand on their ideas in a PowerPoint presentation.

  3. Finale Event (January 2024):

    10 finalist teams will present their submissions at the grand finale event.

It's easy to enter! Form a team of two to four students, and a teacher as the team mentor, and submit your entry here

The submission form will require you to fill up the following information:

  • Details about the team, including:
    • Team name;
    • Team members’ names;
    • Team members’ ages;
    • Team members’ school e-mail addresses;
    • Contact number of the team’s representative;
    • Name and e-mail address of a teacher who will be mentoring the team.
  • Details about the idea, including:
    • Chosen theme, (from one of the 5 themes prescribed);
    • Title of project;
    • Opportunity or problem you are addressing with up to 100-word description;
    • Big idea with up to 200-word description of the solution.

You can also submit supporting documents in any of the following formats:

  • PDF (no more than 5 pages)
  • Word (no more than 5 pages)
  • PowerPoint (no more than 5 slides)
  • ZIP file with maximum file size of 5MB.

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There is no entry fee. Solve for Tomorrow 2023 is free to enter for all eligible participants!

There will be 3 winning teams for Solve for Tomorrow 2023. Here are the details of the prizes:

First Prize:

  • S$10,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$6,000 cash prize

Second Prize:

  • S$7,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$4,000 cash prize

Third Prize:

  • S$5,000 worth of Samsung products
  • S$2,000 cash prize

In addition, the school of the First-Prize Winning Team will also receive a Samsung interactive digital whiteboard – the 55” Flip Pro, worth S$4,806.

Visit the Samsung Education Store here to find out more about the latest Samsung products designed to inspire you throughout your learning journey.

No, you can join as long as you are a full-time student in a secondary school in Singapore. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more details on the eligibility criteria.

If you are already working on another school project or programme, you can submit the idea as long as the idea is original and has not previously been entered in other competitions or made available to the general public outside of your school. The objective of this competition is to inspire more solutions that can help solve issues that the local community is facing. Have a look at our Terms & Conditions for more details.

Yes, you can as long you have obtained the relevant permissions and consent from these sources and such usage does not infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights or interest of any third party.

Yes, entries will be posted online for public voting in November 2023. More details will be shared closer to date.

The selection is done by a panel comprising of representatives from Samsung and its partner agencies. During the finale event, the 10 finalist teams will be evaluated by executives from Samsung as well as other companies and organisations. The judges will be revealed as we draw closer to the finale event.

The shortlisting and awarding of the winners will be based on these judging criteria for the different phases.

The most important thing to take note: find a relevant issue to Singapore, be original and innovative, harness the power of technology and finally, think about whether it is feasible – turn your ideas into reality!

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

We will contact you via e-mail!

Do not be afraid of the word “technology” – it can be as simple as a mechanical setup or setting up a website. The more important thing is to apply it to an issue innovatively and to conceptualise a solution that would benefit people in Singapore.

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