The competition challenges learners to create a career oriented campaign according to one of three possible briefs, using technology to design and deliver their ideas. Entrants can elect to submit their entries in one of two categories, namely transmedia storytelling which involves telling a story across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies, or digital animation which requires learners to create a 2D animation. In either case, learners will need to use various software tools and show their final presentation with graphics and animation.
Supporting partners will provide entrants with mentoring, technical support and career guidance advice over the course of the six week application window.
The leaners will enter the competition in teams ranging from three to ten participants. The winning teams will receive prizes valued at over R200 000 which will comprise of an ICT laboratory and e-class solutions which will include interactive boards, projectors, LCD screens, routers and related equipment, sponsored by Huawei. The content for the solution will be provided by Neotel.
Neotel MD & CEO, Sunil Joshi said “The ICT sector is characterised by under-representation of women at technical and executive management levels. Neotel is proud to play a role in encouraging greater participation of youth from the disadvantaged background in the sector, especially given the pace of growth in the sector and its instrumental role in the creation of jobs for the South African economy.”
Wilson Liu- CEO Huawei South Africa said “The competition provides a platform that promises to stir up the local ICT environment among the youth. It is innovative partnerships such as this that can raise the techno-bar of South Africa on the ICT map. As responsible corporate citizens, Huawei prides itself in enriching lives through education.”
Entries close on July, 31 2013. All competition entries will be showcased at a special exhibition where the winning schools will be announced in the month of August.