The scientific initiative contest has selected 118 out of more than 130 records to enter the qualifying vote after more than two months of launching.
The 2023 Creative Science Contest, organized by VnExpress, started in the qualifying round (took place from March 14 to March 31). The selected documents are guaranteed in terms of formula and information as required by the competition.
In this round, VnExpress readers will vote for the product/solution that they love and appreciate. The Organizing Committee and the jury will score, select the test to the final round based on 40% of the readers’ votes and 60% of the judges.
Projects entering the final will continue to participate in the voting and presentation rounds in front of the Judges on their research. The jury consists of a jury member of the program and guest experts in each field (may take place offline or online). In this round, the test score includes 80% of the judges’ review points and 20% of the voting point
This year the two localities have the leading number of records and sticking to each other, Ho Chi Minh City and Dien Bien. Next are Hanoi, Nam Dinh, Can Tho, Hue, Lang Son, Khanh Hoa … Some localities first attended such as Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, Tay Ninh, Thai Nguyen and Tien Giang.
Especially, the contest has a “initiative” category awarded to the author with special initiatives to serve people in remote and mountainous areas (worth 30 million VND), causing the amount of records from many provinces The mountainous area skyrocketed.
In more than 90 products and nearly 40 ideas, the most attractive technology field with nearly 50 records, followed by biochemical, agriculture, environment and other fields. This shows the attention of the authors aiming to find new technology solutions to apply to life, and show that Vietnam is a potential and favorable market.
Candidates spread evenly aged 20 to 35 years old, the oldest candidates were born in 1976. Dozens of authors aged 17 to 20, from junior high schools and high schools. The ideas sent to show creativity and practicality, given in many forms of products and services and business models. Many projects stand out with high scientific content, besides some creative solutions from Genz contestants.
VnExpress organizes the competition to create a playground for scientific and technological lovers, thereby encouraging the research movement, creating motivation for development and application of innovations for life.
This year the prize was raised to 300 million. The entire prize money is funded by the Hope Foundation. This is the social and charitable fund for community, non -profit, operated by VnExpress newspaper and FPT Joint Stock Company. The fund pursues two goals: supporting difficult circumstances and creating motivation for development. One of the fund activities is to promote technology application, equipped with sustainable development tools for individuals and communities, especially knowledge equipment through education.
In addition to cash rewards, the authors also have other benefits such as the opportunity to communicate on the platforms of VnExpress electronic newspaper, connected to interested partners for development, completion, business. Product sales.
The competition will select and award for excellent products and solutions with practical applicability. The scientific initiative contest with 4 stages: receiving records, qualifying, finals and awards ceremony. The award ceremony will take place in May