Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Asean Data Science Explorers 2019 (Win Cash + Fully Funded to Thailand)

With a population of over 600 million, Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Despite this, ASEAN still faces many social, health & environmental challenges that impede its progress.

We invite all ASEAN youths to help shape the future by harnessing data to highlight key issues in ASEAN. Use data analytics to propose solutions that can make a difference to its people.

Join the competition today, if you are an ASEAN National above 16 years of age, and currently studying at a tertiary institution in Southeast Asia. Attractive prizes await! 

Prize and Benefit:
  • The top THREE winning teams in each country will stand to win cash prizes of a pre-determined amount and trophies. The top team from each country will also win an all-expenses paid trip to Thailand for two team members, including DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance), shared accommodation, flight ticket, and transportation allowance as per ASEAN Foundation’s travel policy.
  • Winners must be available to travel on the dates specified by Organiser and Co-Organiser. All travel arrangements will be handled by Organiser and Co-Organiser. 
  • The Organiser and Co-Organiser reserve the right to terminate the Contest or to modify the Contest rules and Terms within the Contest Period by amending the Terms and Conditions at its sole and absolute discretion. Any such modifications shall be notified via the Contest website or communicated directly with participants, and such modifications shall be immediately effective and apply to all entries, including entries that have been submitted to the Organiser and Co-Organiser.


Requirement:
The Contest is open to individuals (“Participants”) who:
  • are nationals of ASEAN member countries (includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) only;
  • are full-time tertiary students currently pursuing their Diploma / Undergraduate studies in one of the tertiary institutions in Southeast Asia (includes Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) only;
  • are above the age of 16 as at the start of the Contest Period. Parental consent is required for participants under the age of 18 (click here to download consent form);
  • have agreed and will adhere to the Terms and Conditions herein. By entering the competition, Participants confirm that they will be available to travel for regional competition that is taking place on 16 October 2019 in Thailand.
  • were not Top 3 finalists from National Finals in preceding years.
  • did not represent their country at the Regional Finals in preceding years.
Each Participant shall make full and honest disclosure of particulars as requested in the Contest. Any misrepresentation of any facts or particulars may result in disqualification, forfeiture or withdrawal of any prize won at SAP's sole discretion.

Contest Rules:
  • There is no limit to the number of participating teams from each university.
  • Each team will consist of 2 members from the same university. All Participants must hold a valid passport in the event that they are chosen to travel down to Thailand for the regional competition.
  • Each team consisting of two team members with different nationalities is required to declare which ASEAN country they will represent if they are shortlisted for the National Finals and Regional Finals.
  • Each team may submit a maximum of one (1) entry only. This entry will be used to judge for qualifying rounds to finals. No amendment is allowed after submission has closed.
  • The entry must be built by using SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) exclusively.
  • Each team must adhere to the submission guidelines stated.
  • Teams may use given data or data from other reliable sources (publicly accessible or via special permissions from the owner of the dataset) but they must be clearly acknowledged in the submission form.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • All submitted material must be original and created by team members. Any previously published content used must be properly attributed to the original author.

Entry Requirements:
  • To participate in this Contest, students must first register their team on the competition webpage: www.aseandse.org.
  • After students successfully registered to the Contest and received access to the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC), they can start working on their storyboards, which they will submit later during submission period.
  • A panel of judges selected by the Organiser and Co-Organiser in its sole discretion will review all eligible entries submitted during the Contest period. Ten (10) teams from each country will be selected to attend the national competition.
  • The winning team from each country will be given an all-expenses paid trip, including DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance), shared accommodation, flight ticket, and transportation allowance as per ASEAN Foundation’s travel policy for team members to attend the regional competition.
  • Judges’ decision will be final.
  • By submitting an entry, each team member agrees to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth herein. ASEAN Foundation and/or SAP may discontinue or terminate the Contest at any time at its sole discretion.

How to Apply:
Submit your storyboards here: https://aseandse.org/auth/login 

Deadline:
09 August 2019

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