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What is Coolest Projects Malaysia?

Coolest Projects Malaysia is a competition for young people of ages 18 and under to create and showcase the great ideas they have created with technology. In 2021, Coolest Projects Malaysia is going online!

Age Categories

Primary School Students

12 years and under

Secondary School Students

13 to 18 years

Project Categories

Scratch

Any project created using Scratch including but not limited to animation, stories, music, games. This category does not include projects that use Scratch to program hardware elements or electronics.

Hardware

Robots, machines, and hardware hacks. Any project that uses hardware such as Lego Robotics, Arduino, micro:bit, or Raspberry Pi boards.  

Games

Every kind of game made in any programming language using any technology (except Scratch). You might like to use a text-based programming language such as Python, or a game engine such as Unity, Unreal Engine or Blender.

Web

Web based applications on any topic you like, from informative pages to interactive applications. Sites can be built using HTML and CSS but might also include a web programming language such as Javascript.

Project Judging Stages

Online Submission

All submissions will be reviewed by our panel of shortlisting judges. Every project will be judged twice, using the same scoring.

Online Presentation via Zoom

Shortlisted projects will be invited to an online pitching session with our panel of VIP judges who will determine winners. This session will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube. 

Prizes

Participants

For each project category (separately for primary and secondary):

  • Champion: RM500
  • 1st Runner Up: RM400
  • 2nd Runner Up: RM300
  • 2 Honorable Mentions: RM200

For each age category:

  • Coolest Project: RM500
  • Best Presentation: RM300
  • Project that Captured Our Hearts: RM300
  • Most Popular Project: RM300

Schools

One primary school and one secondary school in Malaysia with the highest overall number of qualifying project submissions will receive a cash prize of RM1500 to invest in hardware and software for upcoming Coolest Projects. 

Make sure to get your students to put down their schools during project submissions to qualify!

Mentorship

We are partnering with several industry partners to provide mentorship to prospective participants of Coolest Projects Malaysia 2021. Mentors can work with you on your idea, technical aspects of your project or on your presentation.

Please apply before 12 September 2021. Successful requests will be invited to a Meet and Greet session via Zoom on 18 September 2021 (tentative).

Important Dates

16 August 2021Project Registration / Submission and Mentor Request Open
12 September 2021Mentor Request Closes
18 September 2021Mentor Meet and Greet (To be confirmed)
31 October 2021Project Submission Closes
15 November 2021 Finalist Projects Announced and Public Voting Opens
25 November 2021Public Voting Closes
27 and 28 November 2021 Live Presentation of Finalists

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