Rules and Guidelines

  1. Teams and Schools
    1. Any Undergraduate student in a local university can participate in this competition.
    2. Students must be in a group to participate in this competition.
  2. General
    1.  Each group’s project must be in no way violating any copyright, plagiarism or patent laws.
    2. The decision of the organising committee is final.
    3. Teams who are caught violating 2.1 will be disqualified from the competition.
    4. The deadlines presented to the teams must be strictly adhered to, unless special or unforeseen circumstances arise, which the committee of the competition will then have the right to make the final decision.
    5. Teams can make use of whatever resources available to them.
    6. Participants are expected to work within their own team and cannot add/remove members on an ad-hoc basis after they have finalised and submitted their team.
    7.  Participants are to attend all the events unless there is a valid reason. This includes all the workshops, debates as well as the finale.
    8. Participants are not allowed to join the competition unless they agree with the terms and conditions of the competition.
  3. Workshops
    1. Students are to attend all the workshops unless they have a valid reason.
    2. Students must inform the organising committee at least 1 day in advance if they are unable to attend any of the workshops.
  4. Proposal Submission
    1. The initial proposal submission must be submitted in a PDF format to no later than 10th July 2017 2359hrs.
    2. The name of the file should be in the format:
    3. The proposal should include the following:
      1. Introduction.
      2. Proposed Idea.
      3. Scientific Analysis and Explanation.
      4. Discussion and Evaluation.
    4. The proposals will be judged based on:
      1. Originality/Creativity of Idea.
      2. Feasibility of Idea.
      3. Scientific Rigor and Accuracy.
      4. Structure and flow of the written proposal.
  5. Debate
    1. The top 12 Teams will entire into the debate round.
    2. More teams may qualify if the judges feel that their proposals are of comparable quality.
    3. The Teams will have to prepare a 15minute presentation on their project.
    4. The grading criteria are as follows:
      1. Viability of Project
      2.  Feasibility of Idea.
      3. Originality/Creativity of Idea.
      4. Scientific Rigor and Accuracy.
      5. Delivery of Presentation.
      6. Critical thinking and Analysis
    5. Teams are highly encouraged to have a model of their prototype so as to help in their presentation.
    6. Judges decisions are final for the debate round.
    7. There will be 4 rounds of debate, with a round robin format.
    8. Teams will be scored on a rubric based on the above criterion.
    9. Top 5 scoring teams will advance to the finals and get receive mentorship from SP Group personnel to continue to develop their prototype.
  6. Finale
    1. Each group has 20 minutes to prepare a presentation for a panel of judges.
    2. Judging criteria will be like that of the debate.
    3. Judges decisions are finale.
    4. All participants of the competition must attend the finale.
    5. Any actions that are unlawful or against the spirit of fair play (eg. Match fixing, sabotage) will not be tolerated. If found out the teams involved will be disqualified and the prizes will be given to the next 2 teams with the highest scores from the debating round.
    6. Teams are encouraged to bring their friends to attend the finale.