Competition Timeline

First Round Late May Application Starts (with Guidelines for Applicants)
Early August Provision of Exemplars
6 August Online Briefing Session
24 September Application Deadline and Proposal Submission
October First Round Result (to shortlist 10 teams)
Final Round November Presentation and Prototype Demonstration
Late November Final Result Announcement

Online Briefing Session

Date: 6 August 2021 (Friday)
Format: Online - Zoom webinar and register at HERE
Presenter: Mr Derek CHEUNG, Lab Co-ordinator of CUHK Jockey Club AI for the Future Project
Medium: Cantonese (presentation materials will be supplemented with English)
Target Audience: Students who are interested in participating in Secondary School Think and Create Competition 2021 and want to know more about general knowledge of AI

Eligibility, Format and Assessment Criteria

Eligibility:

• Secondary 1 to 6 students in Hong Kong and Macau, team-based consisting at most 5 students and 1 instructor


• Each school can send more than 1 team joining


Format:


First Round
All teams would need to submit a proposal along the theme after their applications to the Competition. The judging panel will shortlist 10 teams to the final round.

Final Round
Each shortlisted team would be given a budget of HKD2,000 to develop a prototype for the submitted proposal. The prototype would be presented to the judging panel.

First Round Assessment Criteria:

Project Content
Project Objectives 30%
Originality and Creativity 20%
AI Application and Technical Feasibility 20%
AI Ethics and Social Awareness 20%
Sustainability 10%

Final Round Assessment Criteria:

Prototype (60%)
Relevancy with the Topic 10%
Technical Skills 10%
Innovative and Creativity 10%
Social Awareness and Sustainability 10%
Problem Solving Skills 10%
Appearance Design 10%
Presentation (40%)
Presentation Skills 10%
Teamwork 10%
Q & A Session 20%

Awards

Application and Other Information

The Best AI Award A trophy, a certificate and gift(s) up to a value of HKD10,000 (1 team)
The Spirit of Innovation Award A trophy, a certificate and gift(s) up to a value of HKD7,000 (1 team)
The Technical Challenge Award A trophy, a certificate and gift(s) up to a value of HKD7,000 (1 team)
The Outstanding Social Awareness Award A trophy, a certificate and gift(s) up to a value of HKD7,000 (1 team)
Certificate of Merit A certificate (all finalist teams)

Application:

Please return the completed application form and submit proposal on or before 24 September 2021, 5:00pm

Enquiries:

Telephone: 3943 0846 (Miss Celia YEE) / 3943 0452 (Miss Paris HUI)

Email: aiforfuture@cuhk.edu.hk

Frequently Asked Questions

1Could I form the competition team with students from different secondary forms, such as three secondary 5 students and two secondary 2 students?
Yes, competition team could be formed by students from different secondary forms.
2Could I submit proposal via other presentation means, such as video, presentation PowerPoint?
Each participating team must submit a written proposal. However, participating teams are open to supplement their proposals with other presentation means such as video, presentation PowerPoint, or any other means where appropriate.
3What is the format for composing the proposal?
All participating teams must submit a written proposal in Chinese or English within 10 pages according to the template.
4Could I use existing prototypes from my school to participate in the competition?
Participating teams are welcome to use any existing prototypes from their school for this competition. However, participating schools have to ensure that either their prototypes have not won other competitions before.
5Is there any limitation on the materials for prototype development?
No. Participating teams are free to use any materials to develop their prototype.
6Can Primary 6 students who will be promoted to Secondary 1 in academic year 2021/2022 join the Competition?
Yes. Primary 6 students who will be promoted to Secondary 1 in academic year 2021/2022 are welcome to join the Competition.
7Can Secondary 6 students who may probably leave school in academic year 2021/2022 join the Competition?
Yes. Secondary 6 students who may leave school in academic year 2021/2022 are welcome to join the Competition.
8Can participants form a team comprised of students from various schools?
No. Team members should come from the same secondary school.

Event Co-organizer and Supporting Organizations

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