The Tech For Good Institute invites you to participate in this year’s Tech For Good Essay Competition, themed “Shaping the Future of Southeast Asia’s Digital Economy”.
The theme is designed to make leaders of tomorrow think critically about the future of the digital landscape they will shape, especially as digitalisation rapidly transforms Southeast Asia.
Write an essay of no more than 1,500 words about the digital economy, its challenges, and how its promise can be maximised for the most good in your country and/or Southeast Asia as a whole. You may consider the theme through the lens of sustainability, trust, or equity, though this is not a requirement. You are welcome to freely decide on the direction of your essay, but essays must:
- Be aligned with the Competition’s theme;
- Be relevant to entrant’s local context or the Southeast Asian region as a whole; and
- Be evidence-driven.
The Competition is free to enter and open to submissions from all youths aged 18-35 years old from Southeast Asia.
Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words in length, excluding any attached charts, tables, footnotes, references, and appendices.
Each entrant may only submit a single entry, formatted as a Microsoft Word file titled “COUNTRY_SCHOOLNAME_FULLNAME”. If not currently in school, entrants should title their word file “COUNTRY_FULLNAME”.
Please read our detailed submission instructions before submitting your essays.
3 winning entries will be selected from each of the partner universities in following categories:
- Category 1: Institut Teknologi Bandung
- Category 2: Universiti Malaya
- Category 3: University of the Philippines
- Category 4: Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Category 5: Chiang Mai University
- Category 6: Vietnam National University
- Category 7: Southeast Asia-Open (for all other participants)
The following awards will be given to the winning entries in each category:
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2359hrs on 31 October 2022, GMT+8:00
Announcing of results
Tentative; early November
Virtual Awards Ceremony
Essays will be judged on the level of demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the theme, quality of insight, compelling use of evidence, quality of argumentation, structure, and persuasive force.
Essays will be judged by leading academics and business leaders across the region.
Submit your essay by 31 October here.