Individual Eligibility

 1. Students* only: Any current students or recent graduate may register as a competitor; a recent graduate is someone who was a student until 1 year ago (July 4th, 2019).

2. No age limits.

3. Representation: An individual may be attached to an academic institution by being enrolled in it; a recognized institution is an accredited educational institution or an institution that may grant a degree or diploma.

4. Returning Participation: Previous individuals are eligible to compete.

Team Eligibility
 1. Team Composition: Projects are submitted by teams of one to four eligible individuals; one participant can be part of more than one team; each     team shall have a team lead, as the main contact person.

 2. Team Uniqueness: Each team must be unique, i.e., a team may not share more than 50% of the same composition as any other team, rounded to     the lower number if the team is an odd number; team leads must be unique, i.e., one person cannot be the team lead of multiple teams.

 3. Team Representation: Each team must nominate one representative academic institution if team members are from different academic     institutions.

 4. Returning Participation: Previous teams are eligible to compete.


Project Registration

1. One Team, One Project: A team can submit only one project.

2. Registration: The registration will be open on Tuesday 1 December 2020.

3. The registration & submission deadlines for Teams:

         a. Registration deadline: Thursday 31 December 2020 by 11:59 PM.

         b. Whitepaper, posterboard, pitch deck as PDF deadline: Starting Monday 1 February 2021 and ending Wednesday 10 Feb 2021 by 11:59 PM.

         c. Elevator pitch, 10-min pitch, prototype/demo videos deadline: Starting Thursday 11 February 2021 and ending Monday 22 Feb 2021 by 11:59 PM.

Project Evaluation

1. Evaluation Stage:Primary evaluation will be based on whitepaper and posterboard. Selected projects will be in the finals.

2. Grading Criteria: Each project shall be evaluated by the following three parts:

         a. 20% Pitch Presentation (10-min limit)

        b. 30% Whitepaper (10-page limit)

        c. 50% Poster + Q&A Session

3. Prototype Grading Criteria: Proof of concept for parts of backend and frontend.

Project Prizes                                

1. Category: Projects may be categorized as follows:

    a. Documentation Authentication

    b. E-governance

    c. FinTech

    d. Identity/Privacy

    e. Supply Chain Provenance

    f. Other/ Miscellaneous