All questions and enquiries can be sent to our e-mail address:
Alternatively, you can phone Miss Wang Hui Ping at 6750 6689
Some FAQ’s are listed below:
Are the participants expected to come up with any prototype for resources conservation?
Preferably yes. As the project also targets at promoting innovative thinking among students, development of prototype equipment, etc for resources conservation would definitely be an added advantage for the participant.
Will a first of its kind public environmental event held in public places, with view of holding it annually, qualify for this competition?
Please refer to our competition guidelines, under judging and assessment criteria. If the proposed “first of its kind environment event” shows originality, innovativeness, has relevance for environmental care and protection, has good impact and sustainability, and the overall product shows a good effort, it will qualify for the competition.
Is there a limit to the number of participants in a team? Can all 32 students in my class take part in the competition as a team?
There is no limit to the number of participants per team. Hence, all 32 students in the class can jointly take part in the competition as a team. Details of all participants in the team are to be completed in the team’s entry form. Please refer to Entry Form details in this website.
Can students from different schools participate as a team?
Yes, students from different schools can participate as a team. The prize money will be split equally.
Is this an annual competition?
Yes, this competition will be held annually as long as there continue to be good response from the schools.
Is there any limit on the number of submissions by any individuals?
Although there is no limit to the number of submissions by any individuals, we would encourage one submission per team or individual so that maximum effort and attention could be put into the submission.
Can I send in preliminary project details for your comments before going into the full extent of the project ?
The committee will not entertain queries or students’ requests for comments on preliminary projects details as this will not be fair to the other participants. All projects will be evaluated only after the closing date.
If I send in the project earlier and request for some feedback so that I can improve upon the project, would I be favourably received and would I get a response ?
The committee will not entertain queries or students’ requests for comments on projects submitted earlier as this will not be fair to the other participants. All projects will be evaluated only after the closing date.
Is this competition eligible for CCA points? Junior Colleges currently run on a PEARLS system – one that rewards students for their efforts and achievements outside the usual curriculum. External organisations when organizing competitions can get their programme known to MOE, such that students can get some form of recognition. For example, if it is a recognised competition by MOE, students may receive 3 points under R for representation, instead of just 1 point if it is not recognised.
With regards to the CCA points and the PEARLS system, you have to approach the Head of CCA of your school to clarify as this is not within our area of control / management.
If I have just started implementing a project in my school, is it fine that I proceed with it even before 15th March of the calendar year? Is it just fine for me to proceed, such that my programme is tailored to my school’s time-table? As long as it reaches you before the deadline, it is fine right? Is there anything wrong in just carrying out my project and entering it for this competition? Also, am I allowed to submit my project for other awards at the same time too? I am looking at the area of waste management, and am hoping to implement an environmental programme that can be extended to all schools in Singapore in due time. Once I submit it to you, it is your property. So does that mean I lose the right to try to implement it elsewhere?
(a) Should your project not win an award, you are free to submit the same project to another competition.
(b) Should your project wins an award in the Green Wave competition and should the project product or idea be commercially patented as a result of the participation in the Green Wave project, all patent rights will belong to Sembawang Shipyard and costs for patent rights will be borne by the Shipyard. The profits from the sale of the commercially manufactured product, if any, will be shared on a 75%-25% basis with the school/students who originated the product benefiting 25% of the profits and the Shipyard 75% of the profits. All cost of marketing and distributing the product will be borne by the Shipyard.
Will the participants be given a Certificate of Participation if their entries do not win a prize?
Yes, all participants in the competition will be given a Certificate of Participation by Sembawang Shipyard if their entries do not win a prize, after the competition.
If my students graduate on May of the calendar, do they still qualify for the competition?
Yes, the identified students qualify for the competition as they graduate during the duration of the competition and as long as they have the endorsement of the school.
If I miss the deadline for the submission of the Proposal Form (i.e. by 15th March), can I still take part in the competition?
Yes, you can still take part in the competition as long as you submit the Entry Forms and your project by the specified deadline, i.e. 31st July of the calendar year.
If I have filed my project for patent, can I still send my project for the competition?
Yes, you can still send the project for the competition but in the event that your project wins the award in the Green Wave project, all patent rights will belong to Sembawang Shipyard and costs for patent rights will be borne by the Shipyard. The profits from the sale of the commercially manufactured product, if any, will be shared on a 75%-25% basis with the school/students who originated the product benefiting 25% of the profits and the Shipyard 75% of the profits. All cost of marketing and distributing the product will be borne by the Shipyard. As such, it would be financially beneficial for the student if the project can be commercially developed by the shipyard.