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Why Dialog App Challenge 2018 ?

We want to Create the Spark of Innovative Thinking in the Next Generation of Sri Lanka

Dialog App Challenge envisions to create the spark of innovative thinking in the next generation of Sri Lanka. Having started its first chapter in 2014, this endeavor has shown much success in serving remarkable individuals to the technology community of this country. Competition becomes a great platform to let students identify problems and solutions which lead them to challenge the technology world.

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Key Strategy to build the Future Generation

Creating a platform for students in schools

We are creating a self-learning platform which includes latest technologies including ideamart for school students of the day, going forward

Doing info sessions to educate students on technology

We go to each province to conduct all day workshops on educating students about all technology tools and how they could utilize them to create solutions for existing problems along with full time mentorship on creating business models and idea pitching.

Creating competition to lift up the best ideas

DAC hosts the competition to identify best innovations/ideas from each province and then getting them ready to compete at national levelof the day, going forward

Reward and recognition to Winners

Not just for winning, this competition is a vital opportunity to gain both knowledge and experience. We will be rewarding and recognizing contestants on many ways.

Support in sustaining the idea to a business level

DAC does not stop by identifying winners from the competition. It mentors and supports both winners and participants to make the idea versatile and sustainable so that it could be identified as a marketable product.

The Rulebook for App Challenge

All participants for the Dialiog App Challenge 2018 are required to be in line with the rules and regulations provided. Any contenstant who does not align with the rules will be disqualified immediately.
It is highly recommended that during your registration process you have a full understanding about the competition rules.

Audience

The competition is focused on school students who are in Grade 10, 11, 12 and 13.Apart from O/L and A/L, other students who are willing to participate are also welcome.

Paticipation

A participant is not allowed to be a member of two teams

Team Size

Each team should have minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 participants.

Team details

Teams will be required to come up with a name and elect a team captain who will act as a contact point with the competition organizers.

Deadlines

Failure to submit the initial idea by ………………. will cause disqualification of the entire team.

Responsibilities

Team leads should coordinate with the teachers/ideamart support team or ideamart AOIs in scenarios where support is required at any given time

Final Decision

The decision of the judges will be final throughout the competition. The competition is focused on school students who are in Grade 10, 11, 12 and 13.Apart from O/L and A/L, other students who are willing to participate are also welcome.

The Guidebook for App Challenge

Futher details about the Evaluation parameters, Award Categories, Prizes, Timeline information of the competition are mentioned below.
How you will get your marks

Evaluation Parameters

The Top 3 innovations /product blueprints within the competition will be selected based on the following criteria /evaluation parameters

Problem Statement

We are creating a self-learning platform which includes latest technologies including ideamart for school students of the day, going forward

Solution

The extent that problem has been solved

User-friendliness

User Interface and User Experience

Technology

Effective use of technology in the solution

Product Completeness

Flawless market ready product completion

Presentation Skills

Effective and convincing communication of the problem and the solution

Categories you could Compete

Award Categories

Apart from the Champion, First-runners up and Second runners up below categories will also be rewarded.

Most Impactful idea

Best idea with IoT integration

Best ideamart technology usage

Best girls’ team

Most Contributing teacher

Most contributing Zonal Coordinator

Winning team teacher

Winning team Zonal Coordinator

No Pain. No Gain.

Prizes

The Top 3 innovations /product blueprints within the competition will be selected based on the following criteria /evaluation parameters

First Runner's Up Team

LKR 150,000 worth prizes

Champion Team

LKR 300,000 worth prizes

Second Runner's Up Team

LKR 75,000 worth prizes

Your Schedule

Timelines of Dialog App Challenge

Below should be completed according to the timelines.

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Preparation phase

During this phase, contestants should get ready with their teams to register to the competition.

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Registration phase

Register to the competition by completing the form in Register page in this website. Deadline for registrations is 31st of October.

However, since the workshops for Uva, Eastern and North Central province were delayed to organize, the deadline for above 3 provinces is 15th of November. 

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Video uplaod

Initial round of competition will be based on the video every contestant team should submit presenting their product.

Max 5 min video should be submitted by 31st of December which includes below details.

  • Problem that is being solved
  • Your solution
  • Describe the technology
  • About the team

Upload this video to Youtube.

Paste the link in Video Submission page in this website

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Grand finale

Selected winners from each province will be selected from each province based on the marking scheme. Finalists will be taken through a special program conducted by Ideamart to support in developing their ideas into a higher quality level.

Failure to adhere for the above timelines may cause any team to be eliminated from the competition.

With Great Partners, We do Great things.

Our Distinguished Partners

It is indeed an honor for us to have the support of these organizations and to join hands with us to build the future generation of Sri Lanka.