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YOUTH PARTICIPANTS

  • Eligibility
    • Age: 14~23 years old(probably 7~12th graders in school)
    • Officially registered as a person with disability (no restriction on types of disabilities)
    • Persons who can be contacted with chaperones
    • Persons who can participate in the competitions in English(translating functions available)

CHAPERONES

  • Eligibility
    • Public officials related to IT or social welfare, NGO professionals in the field of persons with disabilities
    • Able to manage participants of each country
    • Reasonable knowledge and familiarity with the GITC
    • English proficiency
  • Roles
    • To manage and support the participants
    • To review the eligibility and qualification of application forms and approve
    • To conduct education and deliver announcements about the competition to participants of each country
    • To report on the financial support, if relevant
    • To deliver award and prize to the winners
    • To evaluate the implementation of the Hanoi Declaration, Abu Dhabi Agreement and capacity building of youth with disabilities
    • To publicize to recruit and expand participants

Multiple chaperones within a country could share the roles. However, one representative chaperone should communicate with the Secretariat attending working-level meetings after collecting other opinions.


The COMMON RULES

  • The question file will be sent via e-mail and needs a password to open. The password will be announced right before the competition begins, by the MC and the live streaming screen. 
  • There are two different ways to submit the answers according to the competition. For eTool_Spreadsheet and eLifeMap, answers should be submitted through Google online survey which appears on the Question file. For eTool_Presentation, answers should be submitted via e-mail to the GITC Secretariat's official e-mail account, globalitchallenge.info@gmail.com. Please make sure that the answer file is named as the GITC website ID and individual competition nmber is included in the name of e-mail. Otherwise, the submission will be considered to be invalid. The individual competition number will be given after the whole participants' registration process ends. 
  • Since the official language of the GITC is English and International Sign Language(ISL), all information and questions will be given in English and ISL. Translating function is available and each participating country can provide language interpretation(including sign language) for the convenience of its participants. (however, it is not allowed to provide interpretation during the basic competitions to prevent the risk of cheating.)
  • All answers, videos, or presentations must be submitted in English.
  • GITC Secretariat does not provide a screen reader program(NVDA) for the final round, but specific preferred programs must be prepared by each participant in advance and loaded onto onsite PCs night before the start of the competition. The Secretariat is not responsible for any disadvantage caused by technical defects of screen reader program.
  • Online participants in the Preliminary Round must gather at the designated venues in each country to participate in the competitions as determined by the national league(the Secretariat should be informed of participation plan in advance).
  • GITC Secretariat shall not be responsible for the outcome of any occurrences out of its control such as natural disaster, power failure, local network condition etc. during the competition.

The RULES FOR EACH COMPETITION

eTool_Presentation Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goal: To evaluate the skills to make and edit presentation slides (editing design, Hyperlink, functions of slidemaster, etc.)
  • Type of participation: Individual
  • Duration of competition: 50 minutes (70 minutes for screen reader users)
    (※ Note: it may be difficult to complete the tasks for screen reader users due to the features of presentation program.)
  • Type and the number of questions: 10 subjective questions

b) Competition Environment

  • Equipment available for MS Office Powerpoint 
  • Software
    • Operating system: Windows 7 or newer
    • Web browser: Chrome is recommended to use.
    • Screen reader program: Jaws, NVDA, etc.

c) Checking questions and submitting answers

  • The question file will be sent to each participant's e-mail from GITC Secretariat's official e-mail account. The file needs a password to open, which will be announced by the MC as the competition begins. 
  • After completing and saving the task given in the downloaded file, it must be submitted to the GITC Secretariat's official e-mail account, globalitchallenge.info@gmail.com, within the allotted time(50 minutes, 70 minutes for the screen reader users). Please make sure that attached file is named as the participant's GITC website ID(email address) and individual competition number is included in the name of e-mail. 
  • When submitting the answer file via e-mail, CC each participant's individual e-mail account and check if any error occurred during the submission process. If a participant sends multiple e-mails, only the last submitted one before the end of the test will be regarded as the participant's answer and scored. 
  • Answers must be written in English, otherwise it will not be scored. (Translation function of the web site or other programs is available.)
  • More details can be found from the orientation material before the competition.

d) Evaluation

  • Criteria for scores: whether the instructions have been accurately carried out
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place from each type of disability
  • Priority for even scores: 1st- degree of disability, 2nd- younger age
  • Only answers that follow the instructions will be accepted as correct, and partial points will be given based on performance

e) Regulations for monitoring

  • All the participants must be monitored by Secretariat during the competition. (online participant: by Zoom, onsite participants: in person)
  • For online participants, the video screen must be set to allow identification during the competition time. (Full or upper body must appear on screen)
  • If there’re others or a participant does suspicious on the camera, the secretariat can send disciplinary warning message.
  • After 3 warnings are given, the participant is disqualified.
  • If a participant does not access Zoom or the camera is turned off for more than 1 minute even after submitting the answer, the participant will be disqualified due to identification failure.
  • Basically, one participant should be monitored through one screen. But if multiple participants gather to participate in the competition online, they can be monitored through one screen with prior discussion and approval by the Secretariat.

f) Penalties

  • Warning
    • Interfering with other participants
    • Leaving the competition location without permission
    • Appearing any person on the camera except the participant without permission
    • Looking elsewhere than the monitor during the competition
    • Setting a virtual background image on Zoom during the competition
  • Disqualification
    • If 3 warnings are given to the participants.
    • If the participants are not connected to Zoom or the camera is off for more than 1 minute.
    • If Secretariat is not able to verify the identity with the screen on Zoom.
    • If the participant’s name on Zoom is not set in a previously submitted format.
    • If a medium that can share information with others, including email or Facebook, etc. is used.
    • If the browser is used for other functions but translation, such as searching.
    • If other external storage device such as USB memory is used.

eTool_Spreadsheet Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goals: To evaluate the skills to utilize functions, calculate and edit data in given conditions using Spreadsheet. (Using functions, calculation formula or conditional formatting, etc.)
  • Type of participation: Individual
  • Duration of competition: 50 minutes (70 minutes for screen reader users)
  • Type and the number of questions: 10 subjective questions

b) Competition Environment

  • Equipment available for MS Office Excel
  • Software
  • Operating system: Windows 7 or newer
  • Web browser: Chrome is recommended to use.
  • Screen reader program: Jaws, NVDA, etc.

c) Checking questions and submitting answers

  • The question file will be sent to each participant's e-mail from GITC Secretariat's official e-mail account. The file needs a password to open, which will be announced by the MC as the competition begins. 
  • After checking the downloaded question file, enter a formula to submit the answers through Google online survey provided on the question file within the allotted time(50 minutes, 70 minutes for the screen reader users).
  • Answers must start with equals sign(=), otherwise it will not be scored. ex) =sum(a2,a3)
  • No partial points. Only answers that exactly match the subjective answer will be accepted as correct.
  • Answers must be written in English, otherwise it will not be scored. (Translation function of the web site or other programs is available.)
  • More details can be found from the orientation material before the competition.

d) Evaluation

  • Criteria for scores: whether the instructions have been accurately carried out
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place from each type of disability
  • Priority for even scores: 1st- degree of disability, 2nd- younger age

e) Regulations for monitoring

  • All the participants must be monitored by Secretariat during the competition. (online participant: by Zoom, onsite participants: in person)
  • For online participants, the video screen must be set to allow identification during the competition time. (Full or upper body must appear on screen, without virtual background)
  • If there’re others or a participant does suspicious on the camera, the secretariat can send disciplinary warning message.
  • After 3 warnings are given, the participant will be disqualified.
  • If a participant does not access Zoom or the camera is turned off for more than 1 minute even after submitting the answer, the participant will be disqualified due to identification failure.
  • Basically, one participant should be monitored through one screen. But if multiple participants gather to participate in the competition online, they can be monitored through one screen with prior discussion and approval by the Secretariat.

f) Penalties

  • Warning
    • Interfering with other participants
    • Leaving the competition location without permission
    • Appearing any person on the camera except the participant without permission
    • Looking elsewhere than the monitor during the competition
    • Setting a virtual background image on Zoom during the competition
  • Disqualification
    • If 3 warnings are given to the participants.
    • If the participants are not connected to Zoom or the camera is off for more than 1 minute.
    • If Secretariat is not able to verify the identity with the screen on Zoom.
    • If the participant’s name on Zoom is not set in a previously submitted format.
    • If a medium that can share information with others, including email or Facebook, etc. is used.
    • If the browser is used for other functions but translation, such as searching.
    • If other external storage device such as USB memory is used.

eLifeMap Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goal: To evaluate the skills to search and utilize information dealing with problems of daily life using Internet (Using various search portals or image search technique, Generative AI, etc.) 
  • Type of participation: Individual
  • Duration of competition: 50 minutes (70 minutes for screen reader users)
  • Type and the number of questions: 10 subjective questions (short answers)
    ※ Specific questions will be designed for persons with visual impairments. 

b) Competition Environment

  • No restriction on equipment
  • Software
    • ChatGPT or other free generative AI programs
    • Operating system: Windows 7 or newer
    • Web browser: Chrome is recommended to use. 
    • Screen reader program: Jaws, NVDA, etc.

c) Checking questions and submitting answers

  • The question file will be sent to each participant's e-mail from GITC Secretariat's official e-mail account. The file needs a password to open, which will be announced by the MC as the competition begins. 
  • After checking the downloaded file, submit the answers through Google online survey provided on the question file within the allotted time(50 minutes, 70 minutes for the screen reader users).
  • Answers must be written in English, otherwise it will not be scored. (Translation function of the web site or other programs is available.)
  • More details can be found from the orientation material before the competition.

d) Evaluation

  • Criteria for scores: whether the instructions have been accurately carried out
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place from each type of disability
  • Priority for even scores: 1st- degree of disability, 2nd- younger age

e) Regulations for monitoring

  • All the participants must be monitored by Secretariat during the competition. (online participant: by Zoom, onsite participants: in person)
  • For online participants, the video screen must be set to allow identification during the competition time. (Full or upper body must appear on screen)
  • If there’re others or a participant does suspicious on the camera, the secretariat can send disciplinary warning message.
  • After 3 warnings are given, the participant will be disqualified.
  • If a participant does not access Zoom or the camera is turned off for more than 1 minute even after submitting the answer, the participant will be disqualified due to identification failure.
  • Basically, one participant should be monitored through one screen. But if multiple participants gather to participate in the competition online, they can be monitored through one screen with prior discussion and approval by the Secretariat.

f) Penalties

  • Warning
    • Interfering with other participants
    • Leaving the competition location without permission
    • Appearing any person on the camera except the participant without permission
    • Looking elsewhere than the monitor during the competition
    • Setting a virtual background image on Zoom during the competition
  • Disqualification
    • If 3 warnings are given to the participants.
    • If the participants are not connected to Zoom or the camera is off for more than 1 minute.
    • If Secretariat is not able to verify the identity with the screen on Zoom.
    • If the participant’s name on Zoom is not set in a previously submitted format.
    • If a medium that can share information with others, including email or Facebook, etc. is used.
    • If other external storage device such as USB memory is used.

eContent Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goal: To evaluate the skills to make and edit video dealing with specific topics creatively
  • Type of participation: individual or team (4 or less members for a team)
    ※ After the Preliminary round, the team might be reorganized for the onsite finalists
  • Schedule of the competition
    Preliminary Round Final Round(onsite)
    Theme June 6th Competition day
    Submission June 6th ~ 23rd 3 hours on competition day
  • Type of task: to produce 2-minute video on given theme (file extension: mp4)

b) Competition Environment

Preliminary Round Final Round(onsite)
Equipment No restriction official PC provided
Software No restriction No restriction(Secretariat will provide default option)
Source Photo, Video, Graphic, Voice and Music files that do not infringe the copyright Images, Video, Graphics, Voice, Music and Sound Effects that do not infringe copyright as well as optional media file library provided by Secretariat
※ eLearning materials are based on Window Movie Maker

c) Submission of Assignment

  • After receiving the announced them(announced on website 1 month before real-rime preliminary round and day of event at final round), produce a video and upload it online(GITC website) within the specified submission period. 
  • A sparate video must be produced for the preliminary and final round(if selected) using any software and media sources that do not violate user agreements or copyright.
  • If selected for the final round, participants must be able to download or access any software and media to be used through the official onsite PCs using remote cloud services or personal data storage devices(USB, external hard drive) brought to the competition. 
  • All finalists will be allowed to prepare their workstations the night before the event to ensure their preferred software and media files are available for the 3 hour onsite competition.
  • Disqualification
    • A video longer than the regulation (2mins)
    • Using sources that infringes other people’s copyrights

d) Evaluation

  • Evaluation Criteria and scoring
    • Creativity(100 points):
      Is the video clip creative and innovative?
      Is the key-message delivered clearly and the vision of the creator(s) communicated?
    • Skills(100 points): How much technical skills have been demonstrated?
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place, Final round

e) Consent of promotional activities

  • The submitted video may be posted on the web site, SNS, etc. for the purpose of promotional activities on the GITC.

f) Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria for eContent

Individual / Team :

1. Creativity: 100 points
Criteria Scores Remarks
Filming Method / 20
Empathy / 20 Meaningful message
Storyline / 20 Proper narrative
Creativity / 20 Creative Idea
Excitement / 20 Humor, fun, etc.
Total / 100

2. Skills: 100 points
Criteria Scores Remarks
Basic Structure
(Title, Subtitle, Name and Role of Participants)
/ 10
Animation Effect
(Transition, Shift, Enlargement, Reduction, Visual Effects)
/ 30
Background Music, Sound Design / 20
Audio Narration / 20
Closed Caption / 20 Essential Component
(If not included, 0 point)
Total / 100

eCreative_Smart Car Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goal: To evaluate the self-driving vehicle programming (coding) skills to complete the missions
  • Type of participation: individual or team (4 or less members for a team)
    ※ After the Preliminary round, the team might be reorganized for the finalists
  • Schedule and assignments
    Preliminary Round Final Round(Onsite)
    Mission Release June 6th The competition day
    Submission June 6th ~ 23rd For 3 hours on the competition day
    Assignment - Coding file(extension: xml)
    - Driving video(2 min)
    On-site
    (no prior assignments)

b) Competition Environment

  • Equipment: Zumi or self-made vehicle
    • Size: length x width x height 13x9x10cm
  • No restriction on softwares

c) Submission of Assignment

  • After checking the announced mission, upload Coding file and Driving video online(GITC website) within the specified submission period. 
  • Coding file: Self-driving programming for line tracing, maze escape, parking, etc.
    (The mission will be announced on web site on the designated date)
  • Driving video: The car should be shown the whole body during the driving
  • Disqualification
    • Touching the driving car with hands or others
    • Editing the driving video(must be continuous shot of driving)

d) Evaluation

  • Criteria and score
    • Line tracing (30 points): Did the car complete the line tracing mission accurately?
    • Maze escape (30 points): Did the execute the maze escape mission?
    • Parking (30 points): Did the car stop for more than 2 seconds at each parking zone?
    • Driving speed (10 points): How fast did the car complete all missions?
  • Judging Process
    Preliminary Round Final Round(On site)
    • Outstanding projects selected from the submitted assignments will be broadcasted in real time at the competition site

    • For Zumi, the contestants’ coding files will beentered into the Zumi at the competition site, and the scoring is based on the actual driving results though live streaming.

    • For self-made vehicles, scoring is basedon the submitted video and coding files.
    • The contestants will directly enter the coding file they have made during the given time into the vehicle and drive on the designated track.

    • The scoring is based on the actual driving results.

    • The judging process is the same for Zumi and self-made vehicles.
  • Detailed regulation of Judging
    • Make sure to build a wall with blocks attached or Lego on the track.
    • A car can be touched or operated switch once it starts, and after that it should drive autonomously.
    • The car should be stopped for more than 2 seconds at Parking Zones. If it does not stop for two seconds, it will be considered as if it has not arrived.
    • If the car stays in the same spot more than 5 seconds or leaves the route, the round ends and the record is measured to just before that point. But, if two minutes have not elapsed, the round can be restarted from the beginning. 
    • 2 mins are given for each team to complete the missions. The judge starts measuring the time with the start notification when the car is at the starting point. If it exceeds 2 minutes, the round ends and the record is measured to just before the time ran out. 
    • Other undecided regulations are announced in consultation with the judging committee on the day of the challenge.
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place 

e) Evaluation Criteria 

eCreative_Smart Car Evaluation Criteria

Individual / Team :


Item Score Description Score acquired
Line tracing 30 15 More than 50% line tracing
15 Arrive at parking 3
Escaping the Maze 30 10 Zone A
10 Zone B
10 Zone C
Parking 30 10 Parking1 (Not moving more than 2 sec)
10 Parking2 (Not moving more than 2 sec)
10 Parking3 (Not moving more than 2 sec)
Driving Record 10 10 High Rank 10%
8 High Rank 30%
5 High Rank 50%
3 High Rank 80%
Total 100

f) List of Zumi’s Hardware and Components

List of Zumi’s Hardware and Components


g) Training track (96cm x 96cm)

  • The car should self-drive following the arrows from the starting point when the competition begins.
  • The car should park when it arrives the parking areas and then drive again along the route marked by arrows.
  • If the car cannot escape from the maze, then points will be awarded up to the Zone they travelled.
  • The mission will be completed when the car self-drives along the line and stops at the Parking 3 after escaping from the maze.
  • The original file can be downloaded from the “Announcement” on the website.

Training track (96cm x 96cm)

This track is for practice. Actual mission for the competitions will be announced on the designated date.

eCreative_IoT Challenge

a) Overview

  • Goal: To evaluate the skills to make life more convenient for persons with disabilities through IT or appropriate technology idea
  • Type of participation: individual or team (4 or less members for a team)
  • Assignment
    Category Preliminary Round Final Round
    Submission June 6th ~ 23rd September 15th ~ 29th
    Assignments Development Plan, Presentation material, Presentation video Development completion report, Presentation materials, Demonstration& Production process video, Prototype
    Real-time presentation No real-time presentation Real-time presentation with pre-submitted assignments

b) Competition Environment

  • No restriction on equipment and software

c) Submission of Assignment

  • Common
    • IT devices or software that can improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities
    • Write the assignments in designated form, create presentation on slides with video and submit to the online platform(GITC website) within the designated period.
    • Refer to the ‘List of assignments’ templates below.
    • In the case of team participation, all team members must participate in the video. However, a member can make the presentation.
  • Preliminary Round
    • Presentation video: By screen sharing and recording functions of Zoom, the presentation materials and the presenter should appear in a screen at the same time. e.g.

  • Final Round
    • All participants/teams selected to be finalists from the Preliminary round will be assigned Mentors by the Secretariat who will advise and recommend ways to refine and realize their plans(but will not directly assist in actual work to complete the plan, report, demo, etc.).
    • In addition, a budget of $200 USD will be provided to each country(divided amongst multiple teams if more than 1 per country) to be used to develop a working prototype of the idea(product or service) as a requirement to bring to the Final round presentation. 
    • The prototype does not have to be a finished final product(ready for production) or service(ready for release), but should at least show the results of the production process and function as a demonstration of feasibility for future completion. 
    • In case of incompletion, delay or failure of the production process, the reasons should be included in the presentation materials.
    • Real-time presentation based on the submitted presentation materials and live demonstration with working prototype. 
  • List of assignments
    Category Format Contents
    Preliminary
    Round
    Development Plan Word 2~5 pages
    (designated form)
    • Information of team members
    • Motivation of Idea
    • Main function and feature
    • Production drawings or work plans
    Presentation Materials PPT 5~10 Pages
    (free form)
    Presentation Video mp4
    (within 3mins)
    • Presentation video using the submitted presentation materials (subtitles required)
    Final
    Round
    development Completion Report Word 2~5 pages
    (designated form)

    • Information of team members
    • Introduction of the product/service

    • Main function and feature

    • Overall review of production process

    Presentation materials PPT 5~10 Pages
    (free from)
    Demonstration video / Prototype Physical, Virtual Demo • Demonstration about how to use the product (subtitles required)
    Production process video and Demo video mp4
    (within 1min each or 2 min total)

    • Video of the development and production process

    • Demonstration on how to use and potential use-cases(subtitle required)



d) Evaluation

  • Evaluation Criteria and scoring

    Creativity total 100 points
    • Practicality (40 points):
      Is it a useful idea for the lives of persons with disabilities?
      Is it feasible plan?
    • Originality (30 points): Is it a new idea that has not been existed before?
    • Presentation (30 points):
      Is the understanding of own project clear enough?
      Is the detailed explanation sufficient?
      Are the answers to the judges’ questions appropriate?

    Skills total 100 points (Final Round only)
    • Difficulty level(50 points): How much functional factors have been used?
    • Completion level(50 points): Have the development purpose been achieved?
  • Detailed regulation
    • Each individual/team can submit multiple ideas.
    • The project report and presentation material should be written in English.
    • Presentation should be in English or International Sign Language.
    • Submitted idea cannot be replaced with other ideas, but details can be revised.
  • Selection of awardee : 1st~3rd place 

  • e) Evaluation criteria

    eCreative_IoT Evaluation Criteria

    Individual / Team :

    1. Creativity
    Category Scores Description Score acquired
    Practicality 40 20 Improvement of the lives of persons with disabilities
    20 Feasibility
    Originality 30 A new idea
    Presentation 30 10 Degree of understanding of the project
    10 Detailed explanation
    10 Question and Answer
    Total 100
    Skills (※ Final Round only)
    Category Scores Description Score acquired
    Difficulty 50 Difficulty level of the assignment
    Level of Completion 50 Degree of achievement
    Total 100

    f) Designated form for Development Plan

    Preliminary Round

    2024 eCreative_IoT Challenge Development Plan
    Type of participation Individual Team Country
    Idea Name
    Team Name Only for team Participation
    Leader Name Date of Birth
    ID
    Members Roles Name Date of Birth ID
    Idea Motivation Available to add more pages
    -Necessity and Goal
    Main Function and Feature Available to add more pages
    Production drawings and work plans(photos) Available to add more pages
    -drawings and plans that can easily explain the contents of ideas

    ※ Quantity: 2~5 pages, Download on ‘Library’ on the official website


    g) Designated form for Development Completion Report

    Final Round

    2023 eCreative_IoT Challenge Development Completion Report
    4Type of participation Individual Team Country
    Idea Name
    Team Name Only for team Participation
    Leader Name Date of Birth
    ID
    Members Roles Name Date of Birth ID
    Introduction of production Short instruction with 1~2 sentences
    Overview of development Available to add more pages
    - Motivation or Background of production, Development purpose, etc.
    Instruction of Results Available to add more pages
    - Composition of Hardware or Software, functions, How it is to be used, Development Environment
    - Issues experienced and solution
    - Photographs of production
    Reference

    ※ Quantity: 2~5 pages

    Each country offers ‘Idea Sketch’ form for National League

    Designated form can be downloaded on the web site.