The VTC STEM Challenge Cup aims to inspire students’ creativity and innovation through the integration and application of STEM knowledge and skills, and creating innovative solutions, thereby encouraging them to take on challenges in lives. Together, we promote STEM in the community and transform Hong Kong to be a smart and sustainable city.

The pandemic has given us chances to disrupt the convention and establish a new normal. Under this year’s theme – Navigating the New Normal, the VTC STEM Challenge Cup invites you to create the new normal by developing innovative solutions through the Competition.
According to the student category, project teams will propose an innovative solution to solve real-life problems under the designated theme. Use of smart technology or programming with Micro:bit, Python is required in your proposal. Teams may also make use of electronic components (e.g. sensors) to accomplish the product solution:
*Each secondary school could field 2 teams of students at most. Normally, each team consists of 2 to 4 student members. Each participant will receive a merit certificate after submission.
  • The competition is open to local secondary schools (full-time students from Secondary 2 to 5) and VTC students (full-time students from DVE, DFS and Higher Diploma programmes).

    Each project team shall consist of 2 to 4 student members (for secondary student groups) or 3 to 6 student members (for VTC student groups) from the same school or campus. Each project team shall appoint a teacher (for the secondary student groups) or student leader (for the VTC student groups) from the participating school or campus as its contact point with the Competition Secretariats for all matters relating to the Competition.
  • There is no restriction in the number of project teams for VTC member institutions. Interdisciplinary project teams from IVE Higher Diploma programmes are highly encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Please click HERE to download the submission guidelines, and terms and conditions of the Competition. By submitting an application to this Competition, the participants agree all the terms and conditions of the Competition.
  • The proposal must be an original work of the project team. By submitting an application to the Competition, the participants agree that the copyright in the entries shall vest upon the VTC STEM Education Centre absolutely.
  • In case of disputes, the Organizer reserves the rights of final decision, including suspending, terminating or changing details of the Competition and its terms and conditions without prior notice.
The Competition consists of two parts. In the first round, project teams will take part in the Online Insight Session to get inspired with the latest industry trends of innovative practices and smart technology applications. Following the Technical Workshop covering project inspiring stories and design thinking, the teams will submit a preliminary solution proposal under the designated theme. The judging panel will select shortlisted teams to enter the second round of the Competition.

Project team shall submit the following documents via our online system to the Competition Secretariat on or before 5pm, 31 March 2021 (Wed). Your team will receive an email acknowledging that your proposal has been successfully submitted.

Final Round Competition – ONLINE

Congratulations to the shortlisted project teams! You may find the list of the shortlisted project teams of each category at HERE.

Shortlisted project teams for the final round competition shall submit the following documents via our online system to the Competition Secretariat on or before 5pm, 16 June 2021, Wednesday (DVE and DFS & HD Student Groups) and 5pm, 28 June 2021, Monday (Secondary Student Group). Your team will be invited to pitch your innovative solution with your prototype to a panel of judges, the final presentation of the competition. Please refer to the competition schedule above.
The Assessment Panel will consider the following criteria during the assessment:
The following prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category:
The following prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category:
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