What is Smart School IoT Hackathon?

Our world can be a better place with great innovations – We believe that digital awareness should be nurtured since young so that we can create young digital talents. Thus, we decided to extend our awareness journey to Form 3 to Form 6 school students.

National Smart School IoT Hackathon is an IR4.0 National Flagship Program where “students” meets “IR4.0” to conceptualize ideas. In this program, students transform their ideas into reality & leading towards building a solution for the social-economic problems that can be found in their community.

Target Group

  • Secondary Schools within Malaysia. (both Public and Private).

  • Students within Form 3 to Form 6 only.

  • Each team consist of 2 to 3 students. (Must).

  • Each School allowed to submit 2 teams.

  • Added Advantage : If students know how Arduino Hardware works.

  • Each team should have a teacher adviser. (Priority to Reka Bentuk & Teknologi (RBT) teachers).

Competition Themes

  • Smart CityInnovations that enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, utilities and etc.

  • Smart AgricultureFocused on innovations that do tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations in agriculture industry.

  • Smart TourismIoT Solutions that focus on improving tourism industry by incorporating cloud computing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and etc.

Target Group

  • Secondary Schools within Malaysia. (both Public and Private).

  • Students within Form 3 to Form 6 only.

  • Each team consist of 2 to 3 students. (Must).

  • Each School allowed to submit 2 teams.

  • Added Advantage : If students know how Arduino Hardware works.

  • Each team should have a teacher adviser. (Priority to Reka Bentuk & Teknologi (RBT) teachers).

Competition Themes

  • Smart CityInnovations that enhance the quality and performance of urban services such as energy, transportation, utilities and etc.

  • Smart AgricultureFocused on innovations that do tracking, monitoring, automating and analyzing operations in agriculture industry.

  • Smart TourismIoT Solutions that focus on improving tourism industry by incorporating cloud computing, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and etc.

Objectives

Our mission is to educate about digital and internet technology. This National Smart School IoT Hackathon is our IR4.0 National Flagship Program which in line with our mission and DKN 2030. This program is

Knowledge Intensive

All the students will attend booth camps to learn more about IR4.0 technical skills and how to use hardware to build effective solution.

Promotes Collaboration

This competition provides a platform for students to unleash their creativity and collaboration skills, two vital skills for future learning and career development.

Creates High Skilled Talents

By joining this competition, students can develop their observing and analytical skills. They can identify problems around them and they will be able to develop efficient IoT Solutions.

Competition Process

National Smart School IoT Hackathon is organized to teach students and guide students to develop their own IoT Solution. Thus, the competition has 4 level as follows:

  • Zone 1 : Johor/Melaka/N. Sembilan.
  • Zone 2 : Selangor/Putrajaya/Kuala Lumpur/Perak.
  • Zone 3 : P. Pinang/Kedah/Perlis.
  • Zone 4 : Pahang/Kelantan/Terengganu.
  • Zone 5 : Sabah/Labuan/Sarawak.
  • School need to submit their solution idea via online submission.
  • Dates :
    • Opening Date : 1st April 2020 (Wednesday)
    • Closing Date : 20th August 2020 (Saturday)
    • Result Date : 5th September 2020 (Tuesday)
  • We will select the best 15 teams for each zone.
  • Student will be attending online boot camps to learn about Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) technical skills and hardware.
  • Date : 2nd – 4th Week of September 2020
  • Students will build solutions based on the knowledge they learnt and hardware provided.
  • Two weeks of time will be provided for students to build their solutions.
  • Students will be presenting their solution via video conferencing.
  • Each team’s pitching and idea will be evaluated and compared with teams in other zones. Top Teams only will be selected for final competition.
  • Top Teams only will compete in the final under two categories – Solution and Showcase.
  • All teams gather to pitch about their IoT Solution that they have developed with the help of mentors/teachers.
  • Date : 6th & 7th November 2020
  • Venue : Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC), Cyberjaya.

Register Here!

1st April 2020 – 20th August 2020

Please select your zones and filled up the form to join Smart School IoT Hackathon National Level 2020.

Zone 1

Johor/ Melaka/ N. Sembilan.

Zone 2

Selangor/W. Persekutuan/Perak.

Zone 3

P. Pinang/ Kedah/ Perlis.

Zone 4

Pahang/ Kelantan/ Terengganu.

Zone 5

Sabah/ Labuan/ Sarawak.

Prizes

All the teams selected after the first round of selection will receive a certificate and medal

Prizes

All the teams selected after the first round of selection will receive a certificate and medal

Zone Level

Prizes – Zone Level

Best 5 Teams in Each Zones &

RM250.00

Final Competition

Category 1 : Solution

Prizes – Final

1st RM 1,000.00

2nd RM 700.00

3rd RM 400.00

Category 2 : Showcase

Prizes – Final

1st RM 1,000.00

2nd RM 700.00

3rd RM 400.00

Category 1 : Solution

Prizes – Final

1st RM 1,000.00

2nd RM 700.00

3rd RM 400.00

Category 2 : Showcase

Prizes – Final

1st RM 1,000.00

2nd RM 700.00

3rd RM 400.00

Ultimate Winner

Gold Trophy will be given to the ultimate winner in both category

RM 1,000.00 & Trophy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Any questions? Please refer here

1. Can Form 2 students join in the competition?

Yes. They are only allowed to join the competition if majority(60%) of team consist of Form 3 to Form 6 students. For example, a team of 5 students can consist of one or two Form 2 students and rest of them Form 3 to Form 6 students.

2. What hardware is provided in the competition?

Arduino.

3. Can we use different hardware in our project?

Team must use given Arduino hardware in their project. They can use other hardware together with Arduino. However other hardware will not be supported by organiser.

4. How many teams a school can send?

A school can send only one team.

5. Can we send multiple ideas?

Yes, Teams are allowed to send up to 3 ideas.

6. What we need to send in the first level submission(Idea Submission)?

In the first level submission, your team need to send your idea, brief description of idea, selected theme, team member’s details and teacher advisor detail.

7. Can we change student during competition?

No. Once submitted, teams are not allowed to change members. If it’s an emergency situation, please contact the organiser.

8. Do we need to send our proposals?

Only 30 teams selected in each zone need to send proposal for their idea.

9. How to know whether our team is selected or not?

We will send official email to schools of selected teams. We will also announce in our social media platforms and website.

1. What is the attire for students?

Students need to wear Smart School IoT Hackathon T-shirt provided by organiser.

2. Transport is provided for students?

To be advisable.

3. Accommodation provided for teams?

To be advisable.

4. Do we need to submit Borang Perakuan Kesihatan and Surat Kebenaran Waris?

Yes. Teachers need to submit both the form for their teams during booth camp.

5. When can we collect hardware?

Hardware will be distributed during booth camp.

6. When t-shirt will be given?

We will distribute t-shirt during booth camp.

7. Is meals provided for teachers and teams?

Yes. We will provide three meals for teachers and teams.

8. Do we get time to do our Solat?

Definitely yes.

1. Can teachers help students?

Teachers can guide them but they cannot help students to do their demo or presentation slides.

2. How to do a proposal?

During booth camp, students will have briefing on proposal. They will be provided with template to guide them to write proposal.

3. Do we need to submit presentation slides?

Yes. Teams selected for final competition need to submit their slides earlier. We will provide submission link later.

4. Can we project video in screen during showcase?

Yes. School need to bring their own projector.

5. Is booth provided for teams in final competition?

Yes. Standard size booth will be provided for all the teams. The size of the booth will be informed to selected teams.

6. Do we need to create demo for our solution?

It would be great if your team can do their demo solution – more points will be given.

7. Does the venue have Wifi?

Yes. Our final competition venue have WiFi.

8. How many judges will be there in the competition?

We will have around 8 to 10 judges.

9. Do we need to pay deposit?

Yes. Each team need to pay RM50 as a deposit during final competition. Once the their booth is cleaned on the second day, they can claim back their deposit.

10. Are parents and outsiders allowed to visit the booth in final competition?

Yes.

11. Is extension plugs provided during competition?

No. As we have limited power source and limited extension plugs, it would be better if each team bring their own extension plugs.

12. What we need to bring for Showcase competition?

Teams need to bring 2 banners(Idea Banner and School Banner), banner stand and demo solution.

13. If my team is not selected as the top team in the final competition. Do I still need to come on the second day?

Yes. Teams are competing under two categories. Top teams are selected for category 1 but not category 2.

1. During application I registered as a teacher advisor. However, I won’t be able to come for the competition. Can I send another teacher as a substitute?

Yes. You can send another teacher as substitute. Please inform the committee earlier by giving information about the substitute teacher for security purpose.

2. Do teachers get T-shirt?

To be advisable.

3. Do teachers need to be with students?

Yes. Teacher need to accompany the students to the venue. However, they are not allowed to be with the students during presentation.

4. Do school will receive invitation regarding briefing day?

Yes.

5. What we need to do if we need to pull out from the competition?

if your team decided to pull out from the competition, your school will not be invited to participate in the next competition and the team should also need to pay for all expenses organisers paid for them(T-shirt, hardware and meals). They also need to submit an official letter stating the reason to pull out from competition.

6. Will teachers receive certificate?

Yes.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The organiser’s decision regarding any aspect of the Smart School IoTHackathon is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

THE ORGANISER MAY TERMINATE OR SUSPEND THE COMPETITION AT ANYTIME AT ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION. SUCH TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION WILL NOT GIVE RISE TO ANY CLAIM BY THE APPLICANT. THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZE(S) IF IN ITS OPINION NONE OF SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED IS OF SUFFICIENT MERIT.