Objectives

The Competition aims at promoting the interest of our youth in science and technology, developing their creativity and scientific mindset through better understanding and innovative application of science and technology, and inspiring their intellectual and career interest in science and technology. Besides, participants may be trained up with team work spirit, as well as presentation and communication skills through the research on the projects and exhibition to the public. Winning teams may be selected to join overseas science and technology exchange programme, or participate in overseas science competitions, in order to widen their horizon and obtain the latest information and knowledge in science and technology.

 

Theme

From Theory to Practice‧Develop Science Potential

 

Sub-theme

Energy, Engineering and Environment

 

Division

The Competition consists of 3 Divisions. Age limit of each Division is as following:

Junior Division: Students from F.1 to F.3 aged 17 or below (born on or after 27 February 2002)
Senior Division: Students from F.4 to F.6 aged 19 or below (born on or after 27 February 2000)
Scientific Wallchart Division: Students from F.1 to F.6 aged 19 or below (born on or after 27 February 2000)

 

Competition Details

Junior Division and Senior Division
Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of science and an application of scientific knowledge in their investigation or invention. Such projects should be original and innovative while also being both practical and applicable in real-life. A project may be in the form of the following.

(i) An invention (Type A project)A new and original invention created by students with scientific knowledge and imagination. Students are required to demonstrate to the judges how their invention works and its applicability on the day of Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition.

(ii) An investigation (Type B project): This should be a research on scientific phenomena or the application of scientific theories. The project has to be submitted in the form of a report supported by experimental data and results. Students are required to present their projects to the judges on the day of Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition.

Entries can be in either the “Physics and Engineering” stream OR the “Biology and Chemistry” stream. For the “Physics and Engineering” stream, astronomy, meteorology, material science, earth science, environmental science, electronics, mechanics, communication, information technology, computer science and energy may be included. For the “Biology and Chemistry” stream, chemistry, chemical engineering, ecology, life science, biotechnology, food science, health science and medicine may be included. Teams can choose if their projects are related to the sub-theme “Energy, Engineering and Environment” and their choices will not affect the judging. However, only projects related to the sub-theme are eligible to compete for the “Energy, Engineering and Environment Award”. Teams comprising 2 to 5 students MUST be nominated by schools. Each school can nominate a maximum of 8 teams and each team can only submit one project.

 

Scientific Wallchart Division

Students are expected to search information and apply their scientific knowledge to study a science topic, as well as producing an A1 size (Width: 841mm, Height: 594mm) poster to explain that science topic. The topic of this year is “Energy, Engineering or Environment”, the poster should be a study of the knowledge related to this topic. Participants MUST be nominated by schools and each poster is produced by one student. Each school can nominate a maximum of 5 students and each student can only submit one poster. Results will be announced on the day of Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition. Qualified students will be notified to attend the prize giving ceremony on that day.

 

Awards

1. Ten teams will be selected from each division (Junior and Senior Division) on the Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition day to enter the Final Judging. Winning teams will be selected on the day of Final Judging cum Award Presentation Ceremony.

2. 3 First Prizes and 3 Second Prizes will be selected from Scientific Wallchart Division on the Initial Judging cum Project Exhibition day.

3. To encourage more new schools leading students to explore the interest of science, a “Best Newcomer Award” will be given to first-time participating schools which achieve certain quality standard. (One team in Junior and Senior Divisions respectively)

4. To encourage students to continue their science research, a “Best Potential Award” will be given to students who could not advance to the Final Judging but have the potential of science research. (One team in Junior and Senior Divisions respectively)

5. To encourage students to develop projects concerning the people with special needs in the society, a “Society Care Award” will be given to outstanding teams which can provide related and feasible solutions. (One team in Junior and Senior Divisions respectively)

6. Students are encouraged to apply their scientific knowledge in their daily lives. “Energy, Engineering and Environment Award” will be given to outstanding projects related to this topic from Junior and Senior Divisions.

7. Champions of Junior and Senior Divisions will be sponsored to participate in an overseas exchange programme. Eligibility for participation may be subject to an age limit stipulated by the programme organizers.

8. Champions, 1st runner-ups and 2nd runner-ups of Junior and Senior Divisions will be sponsored to participate in a Science and Technology Exchange Programme and may be selected to participate in InnoTech Month 2019. Eligibility for participation may be subject to an age limit stipulated by the programme organizers.

9. Book coupons will be given to winning teams of all divisions as an award.