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The i 2 Competition is intended to give participants the chance to change the world using their imagination and creativity and to showcase our young people’s inclination towards innovation. Innovation powers entrepreneurship. We want to provide the foundation for innovation by giving participants a forum to create great inspiring ideas that could revolutionize the Vincentian Society.

We hope to encourage participants from various secondary, technical and tertiary level institutes in addition to the public from across the island to put forward ideas and mobile applications for both the public and private sectors of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to facilitate the implementation of new systems or improve existing systems within those sectors.

The competition seeks to primarily focus on the importance of idea creation and the possibilities that can develop from the seeds of innovation that are planted in the minds of our young people. That being said, participants will be challenged to develop and present projects in the form of Ideas and Mobile Applications.

The competition has been restructured this year. As such, the categories of the competition will now consist of the Secondary and Open Categories. The Secondary category will consist of entries from students attending secondary schools. Whereas, the Open category will consist of entries from the following:

  1. Anyone from the public. The age limit is 35 years.
  2. Tertiary Students (technical schools as well as students from the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College).
  3. Students from the secondary schools can enter in both secondary and open categories. There is no rule to indicate that if students enter the secondary category, they cannot enter in the open category

The competition will be held from September 6, 2017 – November 15, 2017.

Competition Dates

  1. Launch: September 6, 2017.
  2. Registration period: September 6-29, 2017
  3. Preliminaries: October 10, 2017-October 12, 2017
  4. Release of Results: October 17, 2017
  5. Finals: November 15, 2017.

Registration for the competition can be done at the NTRC’s Office and on our mobile app “NTRC’s I Squared app” which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The app is only available on the android platform.

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Submissions

Submissions should clearly outline all the resources (financial, human, equipment etc.) and procedures necessary for successful implementation of the Mobile Application / Idea. All procedures should be itemized, clearly outlined and must be practical.

Submissions must be able to show how the businesses that provide services in the private sector or department in the public sector will be able to benefit financially from the implementation of the Mobile Application / Idea outlined. The Mobile Application / Idea must also be beneficial in the sense of improving existing services or the rate at which those services are offered.

Submissions for this competition should be in one of the following forms:

i squared categories

Competition Outline

Phase 1- Launch of the Competition This phase officially announces the beginning of the competition. The launch will take place on September 6, 2017 and this signals the opening of registration for interested participants in the competition. Registrations will come to a close on September 29, 2017.

Phase 2- Presentation Strategies A video of previous good tips presentations will be available on YouTube to be viewed by the participants to improve their presentations.

Phase 3- Preliminary Round Judging. This phase of the competition will begin on October 10, 2017 and will to come to an end on October 12, 2017. During this phase, Preliminary Judging will take place in both categories of the competition. The finalists will be published on the NTRC’s website, Twitter and Facebook Pages.

Phase 4- Grand Finale. The Grand Finale concludes the Competition. During this phase, the final judging will take place for all finalists for both categories of the competition. The winners from each category will then be presented with their prizes. The Grand Finale will take place on November 15, 2017.

Prizes

The prizes for both the Secondary and Open categories are listed below.

The Secondary Category

Position Mobile Applications Innovative Ideas
First
  • $3,000
  • $2,000
Second
  • $2,000
  • $1,500
Third
  • $1,200
  • $1,000

 

The Open Category

Position Mobile Applications
First
  • $5,000
Second
  • $3,000
Third
  • $2,000

Other Prizes

    • The School with the most entries will receive a cash prize of $1000.
    • The Mentor for the winning team  for the Secondary Idea Category-$750.00
    • The mentor for the winning team  for the Secondary Mobile Category-$1,000.00
    • Mentors are not required for the Open Category, as such a prize is not applicable for mentors in this category.
    • Trophies will be presented to the first place teams for each category.