Competition Format

Phase I - Preliminary Round

  1. Online Registration and information upload
    - Each participating team is required to fill in the application form online on or before 3:00 pm 26 January 2024; and upload identification documents of each team member during online registration:
    (i) soft copy of identity proof of a full time local student that is issued by a local secondary school in Hong Kong.
    - A registration notice with team number will be sent to the registrants after submitting the online form. The team number is used for the online submission of competition entries.
    - Registrant(s) found to be ineligible will be disqualified.
  2. Entry Submission
    - Each participating team has to submit both the proposal and video on or before 10:00 am 13 March 2024 online, late submission will be considered withdrawing from the competition. Teams must follow all the entry requirements and standard format as below:
    1. A promotion or presentation video:
    (i) no more than 3-minute
    (ii) resolution: higher than 720x576 pixel
    (iii) aspect ratio: 16:9
    (iv) upload on YouTube
    2. A proposal:
    (i) save as PDF file
    (ii) in Chinese or English
    (iii) no more than 3 pages of A4 paper including words and pictures(if any);
    (iv) font size 12, single line spacing
    (v) no hand writing or scanning
    (vi) include team name, team number and YouTube link of the promotion / presentation video
  3. Judging period
    - The preliminary judging period: April 2024 to May 2024.
    - 10 teams will be selected to progress to the final round.
    - Result will be announced on 14 May 2024.
    - All participating teams will be given certificates of participation as an encouragement.

Phase II - Final Round

  1. Mentorship Program
    - Each finalist team will be paired with a seasoned entrepreneur or a mentor from the respective industry, who will provide adequate support and professional advice throughout the entire preparatory road to the final.
  2. Final Presentation submissions
    - Presentation PowerPoint or slides have to be submitted on or before 10:00 am 17 June 2024 online.
    - Attendance of the whole team is required.
    - Given 5 minutes for each presentation, each team has to conduct their entire presentation within the time limit in any form.
    - The presentation will be immediately followed by a 10-minute Q & A session with the judging panel.
  3. Award Presentation Ceremony
    - The top teams will be showcasing their projects.
    - Winners, as well as the finalists and the rest of the participating teams will be invited on stage to accept their awards and certificates.