Solve for Tomorrow (the "Competition") is organised by Samsung Asia Pte. Ltd. of 30 Pasir Panjang Road
Mapletree Business City #17-31/32 Singapore 117440 ("Samsung") and is open to participants who are residents
of Singapore and aged 16 years old and above as stated on their Identity Card/ Passport (as of 26th February
2020), and have (and continue to be) enrolled in Singapore as: (i) full-time students in any Junior College,
Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education or the Millennia Institute in Singapore; or (ii) full-time
undergraduate students in any of the six publicly funded autonomous Universities in Singapore (collectively
referred to as "Schools") between 26th February 2020 to 29th June 2020.
Individuals below 18 years of age as of 26th February 2020 ("Minors") must obtain their parent's or legal
guardian's prior acknowledgement of and consent to their participation in the Competition and to these Terms
and Conditions. The registration of any team consisting of Minors will not be accepted and any entry
submitted by such team will not be valid until Samsung has received all duly completed parental consent
forms from the respective parents or legal guardians of all Minors in the team.
Employees and agents of the promoters of this Competition (Starcom, IN.FOM), and Samsung, their respective
families, households or anyone professionally connected with this Competition (in Samsung's opinion), are
not eligible to enter this Competition.
By submitting a video/ supporting document, each participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and
Conditions. For Minors, such participant’s parent or legal guardian warrants and agrees that the participant
and his/her parent or legal guardian shall be irrevocably bound by these Terms and Conditions. All rules and
regulations and instructions issued by Samsung from time to time will be deemed incorporated in these Terms
Samsung reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion at any time without assigning any reason, to
amend these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation changing the Competition mechanics,
Competition period, Entry Submission Period and/or substituting the prize(s) with other item(s). No person
shall be entitled to, and Samsung shall not be liable for, any payment or compensation (whether in cash,
credit or kind) whatsoever arising from the foregoing.
The Competition mechanics are as follows:
The period for submission of Entries for the Competition will commence on 26th February 2020,
3.00 PM, Singapore Time, and close on 6th April 2020, 11:59 PM, Singapore Time (“Entry Submission
The Competition comprises of two categories:
Category 1, for participants aged 16 years old and above, studying full-time in any Junior College, Polytechnic, Institute of Technical Education or the Millennia Institute in Singapore.
Category 2, for participants aged 18 years old and above, studying full-time as undergraduate students in any of the six publicly funded autonomous universities namely:
Nanyang Technological University (NTU);
National University of Singapore (NUS);
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT);
Singapore Management University (SMU);
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS); and
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Participants must form and register as a team of minimum two (2) students, up to a maximum of four
(4) students (“Team”). Students from different Schools can submit their entry as a Team, provided
their Schools are within the same category. Participants are not allowed to join more than one (1)
There is a total of four (4) phases for the Competition:
Submission Phase (26th February to 6th April 2020): Teams need to complete all required
fields on the Competition microsite and upload supporting documents (if any) onto the
Competition microsite within the Entry Submission Period;
Shortlist Phase (17th April to 22 May 2020): 10 shortlisted Teams from each category will be
selected and notified by email.
Finalist Phase (1st June to 24 June 2020): 5 finalist Teams from each category will be
selected and notified via email.
Finale Event (26 June to 10 July 2020): 3 winning Teams from each category will be selected and notified via email.
Each Entry must comprise of:
Chosen Theme (from one of the four broad Themes specified by Samsung);
Title of Project;
Opportunity or problem that the team is addressing (100-word limit);
Big idea that explains the original, innovative idea on how to solve issues in Singapore
using technology (200-word limit); and
Supporting documents if any.
Each Team may submit only one (1) entry during the stipulated Entry Submission Period.
Entries will only qualify for the Competition if submitted within the Entry Submission Period.
Entries submitted outside of the Entry Submission Period, or submitted through any means other than
specified herein, will not be eligible for the Competition. Any complaints on missing and/or delayed
submissions will not be entertained.
Each duly submitted entry in accordance with the terms herein shall be referred to as an “Entry”.
Samsung makes no guarantee of the availability of its or any other web services and will not be held
responsible for any interruption, delay or failure of service that may interfere with the ability to
participate in the Competition.
Each Entry will be individually judged by Samsung at Samsung’s sole discretion, based on the following
20%: Identifying the issues and relevance in addressing them
25%: Practicality of solution proposed (feasibility/ ease of implementation)
25%: Creativity and Innovativeness of solution (uniqueness and originality)
25%: Use of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to solve the problem at hand
5%: Early Bird Bonus for Teams who submit their entry by 20 March 2020, 11:59 PM, Singapore
10%: Identifying the issues and relevance in addressing them
35%: Elaboration on how the solution can be created and implemented (feasibility/ ease of
20%: Creativity and Innovativeness of solution (uniqueness and creativity)
35%: Elaboration of the use of STEM involved and how it is used to solve the problem at hand
Shortlisted Teams are encouraged to provide images or video of their prototypes as part of their
submissions, as these may help Teams earn points in the “feasibility” and “innovativeness” criteria.
30%: Elaboration on how the solution can be created and implemented (feasibility/ ease of
20%: Creativity and Innovativeness of idea (uniqueness and creativity)
25%: Elaboration of the use of STEM involved and how it is used to solve the problem at hand
20%: Flow and effectiveness of presentation
5%: Online public voting
Finalist Teams are encouraged to showcase their prototypes, or images of video of their prototypes
during their presentation at the finale event. This can help finalist Teams earn extra points in the
“feasibility”, “innovativeness” and “presentation effectiveness” criteria.
Online Public Voting:
The online public voting period will run from 1 June 2020, 3:00PM SGT to 23 June 2020, 23:59PM SGT. The organiser reserves the right to change the online public voting period at its sole discretion.
5 Finalist entries from Category 1, and 5 Finalist entries from Category 2, will be shared on the Competition website for online public voting. The public can vote by selecting one shortlisted entry each from Category 1 and Category 2.
Each voter is allowed only one (1) vote per category. For a vote to be valid, the voter must submit his/her full name together with a valid email address.
Finalist Teams (or any of their members) of the Competition are not eligible to vote.
The Finalist Teams of the Competition who either directly or indirectly affect the integrity of the online public voting results will be disqualified from the Competition. The organiser reserves the right to null any votes which are deemed to be fraudulent.
The Finalist Team with the highest number of votes for their category will receive the full 5% score for the Finalist Teams’ Presentation. The other Finalist Teams will receive the score in the following order:
Finalist Team with the second highest number of votes will receive 4% score.
Finalist Team with the third highest number of votes will receive 3% score.
Finalist Team with the fourth highest number of votes will receive 2% score.
Finalist Team with the lowest number of votes will receive 1% score.
Awards and Prizes:
Shortlist Phase: 10 Teams will be selected from Category 1 and Category 2 each. All 20 shortlisted
Teams will each receive S$1,000 cash prize to help them develop and refine their ideas and/or
develop their prototype.
Finale Event: 3 Teams will be selected from Category 1 and Category 2 each (total of 6 Teams). The
winning Teams will receive the following prizes:
First Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
Team will receive Samsung products worth S$10,000 for their School(s)
Team will receive S$6,000 cash prize
Team will receive a study trip
3-month internship opportunities with Samsung for all Team members
Second Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
Team will receive Samsung products worth S$8,000 for their School(s)
Team will receive S$5,000 cash prize
Third Prize for Category 1 and Category 2:
Team will receive Samsung products worth S$6,000 for their School(s)
Team will receive S$4,000 cash prize
Prizes are not exchangeable by the winner(s) for other items, and may not be allocated other than as
set out above.
If the winning Team(s) comprise(s) of members from different Schools, the value of Samsung products
allocated to each School shall be in accordance with the proportion of Team members from each
Winning/ selected Teams for each phase of the Competition will be notified via email. Upon the selection of
the 20 shortlisted Teams during the Shortlist Phase, the Teams will be asked to provide information such as:
(1) Full Name as per NRIC; (2) Email address. Verified winners will then be provided with instructions on
the collection of the prizes and further details on the Finalist Phase.
Winning Teams shall nominate any Team member(s) to collect the prize(s) in person, who will be required to
present their proof of identity and email verification for verification purposes. If a winning Team requires
a proxy to collect the prize on their behalf, a photocopy of a Team member’s identity card/ passport, an
authorisation letter stating the Team’s authorisation for the proxy to collect the prize on their behalf and
duly signed by such Team member, and the proxy’s identity card/ passport, must be presented by the proxy for
verification purposes. Samsung reserves the right to reject any prize collection that does not adhere to the
process stated herein. For the avoidance of doubt, all of the foregoing documents will only be sighted for
verification purposes at the point of prize collection, and will not be retained by Samsung.
The prize(s) (where applicable) must be collected within seven (7) working days from notification by
Samsung. In the event that any prize is unclaimed within such period, or there is no winner determined in
respect of the prize, it will be dealt with at Samsung’s sole discretion.
Samsung collects participants' personal information in order to conduct the Competition, and may, for this
purpose, use, process and/or disclose (including to third parties overseas) such personal information in
(or in the case of Minors, participant's parent/ legal guardian) consents to such collection, use,
processing and disclosure of his/her personal information, and represents and warrants that all information
provided is true and accurate in all respects. Validity of an Entry is conditional on all Team members
providing this information.
By participating in the Competition, each participant is communicating with Samsung electronically. By doing
so, each participant agrees to receive communications from Samsung electronically. Samsung will communicate
by electronic mail at the electronic mail address provided by the participant and/or posting notices on the
Competition microsite. Each participant consents to receiving electronically all agreements, notices,
disclosures and other communications that Samsung provides in relation to the Competition.
Each Team represents and warrants that (i) their Entry is original and has not been previously entered in
other competitions or made available to the general public outside of the Team members’ Schools; (ii) they
possess the exclusive rights to their Entry submitted hereunder and have the full and unrestricted right to
transfer the same to Samsung free and clear of any claims or encumbrances; (iii) the Entry shall not
infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights or interest of any third party or
result in any other liability; (iv) their Entry does not contain anything that may be deemed by Samsung to
be false, misleading, pornographic, libellous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, sexually explicit, hateful,
political, racist, religious, blasphemous, harassing, threatening, or otherwise illegal, offensive or
objectionable; and (v) their Entry shall not solicit funds or include programs that contain viruses, Trojan
horses, worms, time bombs or any other programmes designed to impair the operation and functionality of the
Competition microsite or websites linked to the Competition microsite. Samsung reserves the right to
moderate the entries and remove any non-compliant entry, and to report any violations to the authorities if
Each participant agrees that he/she may be required by Samsung to take part in marketing, promotional and/or
publicity exercises with respect to the Competition, and may be requested by Samsung to grant to Samsung
such consents and waivers in respect of Samsung’s use and/or disclosure of his/her name, voice, photograph,
likeness or other personal identifiable information in any media (including such personal identifiable
information contained in any promotional photographs and/or audio/video recordings taken in respect of the
Competition), for the promotion and publicity of this Competition, the Samsung brand and/or Samsung
products. Each participant agrees that he/she is free to decline to participate or to provide such consents
and waivers; however, in such an event then the participant or his/her Team may be disqualified from
participating in the Competition. For the avoidance of doubt, each Team agrees that Samsung shall be at
liberty to publish, promote, copy, reproduce, transmit, display, edit, adapt, modify, create derivative
works of and/or otherwise distribute or use their Entry (or any part thereof, including to add Samsung
branding, logo, name, mark, and/or product image): (i) in connection with (including for the promotion and
publicity of) this Competition, the Samsung brand and/or Samsung products; (ii) in any manner, format or
media whether now known or hereinafter created (including without limitation on online platforms such as
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram) and in any part of the world; (iii) at Samsung's sole direction;
and (iv) royalty-free and without any obligation of attribution or further consent. Each participant hereby
irrevocably grants to Samsung all consents and waivers necessary in connection with the above, without
further compensation to the Team and where not prohibited by written law.
Each Team consents and agrees that their Entry may be made available by Samsung for viewing (in any manner
and format) and commenting on by the public, and that comments or ratings that they disagree with or are
unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with the Entry. By submitting their Entry,
each Team waives any privacy expectations that they may have with respect to their Entry.
Each participant shall not, without the prior written approval of Samsung, disclose (including without
limitation on online platforms and social media) any confidential information provided to him/her or which
he/she has access to as a result of his/her participation in the Competition, or speak or give any
interviews or comments to the press or any other media relating to the Competition without Samsung’s prior
As a condition of the Competition, where required by Samsung, the winner(s) shall enter into a separate
agreement in writing setting out any other applicable terms and conditions, including any confidentiality
obligations and/or intellectual property ownership rights.
Samsung reserves the right to disqualify any participant or Team suspected of fraud, or whose Entry and/or
results Samsung believes have been manipulated in any way by machines or computers, or who otherwise
interferes with the Competition or does not adhere to these Terms and Conditions.
If this Competition is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably
anticipated, or for any other reason deemed necessary by Samsung, Samsung reserves the right in its sole
discretion at any time and without assigning any reason, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to suspend,
terminate or cancel the Competition, as appropriate. No person shall be entitled to, and Samsung shall not
be liable for, any payment or compensation (whether in cash, credit or kind) whatsoever arising from the
Samsung does not undertake any responsibility or obligation to ensure that any prize(s) will be delivered to
any winner(s). To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, Samsung disclaims all warranties and
representations of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty or representation
that the prize(s) will meet the winner(s)’ requirements, or that any prize(s) will be delivered or
transferred to the winner(s). To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, Samsung (including its
officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including for negligence), for any personal injury,
or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential,
arising in any way out of the Competition, including but not limited to, where arising out of the following:
(i) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Samsung's control); (ii) any
theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (iii) any Entry, claim or prize that is late, lost,
altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after receipt by Samsung) due to any reason beyond the
reasonable control of Samsung; (iv) any variation to the prize(s) value from that stated in these Terms &
Conditions; (v) any tax liability incurred by participant(s); or (vi) use of the prize(s). The prize(s) may
be subject to additional terms and conditions, and the winner(s) agree to comply with all terms and
conditions applicable to the prize(s).
To the maximum extent permitted by law, each participant agrees to indemnify and hold Samsung harmless from
and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs on an
indemnity basis) arising from the alleged or actual infringement of any third party copyright, patent,
trademark or other intellectual property rights, or other rights, any breach by the participant of these
Terms and Conditions and/or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the participant’s participation
in the Competition.
Except where expressly provided herein, each participant shall bear his/her own costs and expenses incurred
and/or arising from his/her participation in the Competition, and no reimbursement may be sought from
In the event of any dispute arising from the Competition or relating to the interpretation of these Terms
and Conditions, the decision of Samsung shall be final and binding on all parties. No correspondence, appeal
or further claims will be entertained.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, and
each participant irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore.