September 15 – October 15 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
The icode784 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.
Submissions should clearly outline all the resources (human, equipment etc.) and procedures necessary for the 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 departments 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.
The official beginning of the competition which is scheduled to take place on September 15, 2021 at 1:00pm and this also signals the opening of registration for participants interested in the competition. Registrations will end on October 15, 2021.
The preliminary judging will take place from October 19-21, 2021.
Tips on improving their presentation skills. This is scheduled for November 2, 2021.
Grand Finale & Prize Giving
The Grand Finale concludes the Competition. During this phase, the final judging will take place for all finalists of the competition. The Grand Finale and final judging will take place on November 16, 2021.
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categories & prizes
Open to Secondary School students only. Students are not required to submit a working prototype of their app. A presentation of their idea is however required.
Open to Secondary Students only. Students are required to submit a working prototype of their app along with a presentation to a panel of judges.
Category can include anyone under 35 years inclusive of Secondary school students who wish to enter independent of their school.
- 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.
- All non-positional teams advancing to finals will be awarded a prize of $300 per team.