CIPTA 2023 ROADSHOW IN KUALA BELAIT

A team of the Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2023 Competition (Translate Malay: Jerayawara Pertandingan Anugerah CIPTA Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota 2023) Working Committee conducted a roadshow today at the Belait Sixth Form Centre, Kg. Mumong, Kuala Belait. CIPTA 2023 is the tenth edition of the biennial competition organised by Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in partnership with the main sponsor, Brunei LNG Sendirian Berhad (Brunei LNG).

The aim of the roadshow was to raise public awareness of the ongoing CIPTA 2023 competition and stimulate interest among students and the public to participate in the competition.

The roadshow was attended by students from both the Tutong and Kuala Belait district, representatives from relevant industries and the public.

During the roadshow, the Technical Committee of CIPTA 2023, Dr Lim Pang Jen and Ir Dr Nor Asiah Muhamad presented on the importance of nurturing creativity and innovation and their relevance to the CIPTA competition. This was followed by a presentation on the categories, rules and regulations, prizes and awards, important dates, the judging process, and examples of projects submitted in previous CIPTA competitions.

There was also an open forum at the end of the presentations where the attendees asked questions and received clarifications on the competition. Videos on past CIPTA projects were also showcased during the roadshow.

With the theme 'Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals’, the Crown Prince CIPTA Award Competition has three main categories namely: ‘Local Categories’, ‘Smart Junior Competition’ and ‘ASEAN Categories’.

The Local Categories comprise of three categories: ‘Category 1: Creating New Product, Process or Technology’; ‘Category 2: Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology’; and ‘Category 3: Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology by Young Inventors’.

The Smart Junior Competition is open to Bruneian school students from the lower secondary school students or equivalent to Year 7 to Year 9.

Whilst the ASEAN Categories are comprised of two categories which are ‘New Invention & Innovation Category’ and ‘Young Inventor Category’.

Each entry will be judged based on their novelty and creativity; deployment of the end product; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; and the project report and presentation. Assessment of submitted projects will be conducted in two stages starting with the Preliminary Assessment. Only qualified entries will be allowed to proceed to the Final Assessment.

CATEGORY 1, 2 AND 3 (LOCAL CATEGORIES)

The winners for Category 1 and Category 2 will receive:

1st Prize - B$ 6000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

2nd Prize - B$ 4000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

3rd Prize - B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

Two Consolation Prizes – B$ 500.00 cash and certificates

The prizes for Category 3 are as follows:

1st Prize - B$ 3000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

2nd Prize - B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

3rd Prize - B$ 1000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate

Two Consolation Prizes – B$ 250.00 cash and certificates

SMART JUNIOR COMPETITION

The winners in the Smart Junior Competition will receive:

1st Prize - B$ 1000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

2nd Prize - B$ 800.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

3rd Prize - B$ 500.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

Two Consolation Prizes – B$ 200.00 Cash and certificates

ASEAN CATEGORIES

The winners for New Invention & Innovation Category will receive:

1st Prize - B$ 6000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

2nd Prize - B$ 4000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

3rd Prize - B$ 2000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

Two Consolation Prizes – B$ 500.00 Cash and certificates

The winners for Young Inventor Category will receive:

1st Prize - B$ 3000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

2nd Prize - B$ 2000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

3rd Prize - B$ 1000.00 Cash, a trophy & certificate

Two Consolation Prizes – B$ 250.00 Cash and certificates.

Winners of the Local Categories in Categories 1 and 2, as well as the ASEAN Category - New Invention & Innovation Category, are eligible to compete for the Crown Prince Special Award, which include a B$8000 cash prize and a trophy.

The competition encompasses all areas of Science, Technology and Engineering. It is open to all schools, technical and tertiary academic institutions, government and private organisations and the general public. The deadline for participating in the CIPTA 2023 is 9 January 2023. More information can be obtained from http://conference.utb.edu.bn/cipta/

Source: Universiti Teknologi Brunei