EXPRESS IT! iN2015 COMPETITION – FACT SHEET
Express IT! iN2015 – What It Is
; The Express IT! iN2015 (read as ‘express it in twenty-fifteen’) is a vision competition
launched on 6 May 2005. This competition is part of the efforts to engage People,
Private and Public sectors to come forth with ideas for the iN2015 masterplan
(pronounced “in twenty fifteen). iN2015 is a 10-year masterplan to grow the infocomm
sector and to use infocomm technologies to build a well-connected society. It will be
launched in 2006.
; Express IT! iN2015 is jointly organised by IDA, Singapore Computer Society (SCS) and
Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), with support from the Ministry of
Education (MOE) and Digital Life.
; The competition ended on 22 July 2005. In all, over 3000 entries were received, with
60% coming from primary schools, 18% from secondary schools and pre-university
institutions, and 22% from the Open category.
; The competition garnered views from the public on the topic: "Infocomm and I in 2015:
How Technology can Help Me Learn, Work and Play". These visions were expressed
through various mediums such as essays, drawings, cartoons/illustrations, digital
photographs, digital videos/multimedia, songs and audio narrations.
; From the myriad of ideas received, it is clear that infocomm technologies is expected to
pervade all areas and enhance lives substantially by the year 2015.
Express IT! iN2015 Judging Process
; The entries were judged based on their creativity, practicability, and clarity of
presentation, as well as the impact that the realised ideas will have on society.
; After a round of shortlisting, two phases of judging were conducted to select the
winners. In phase one, 10 entries from each category were shortlisted. The top three
winners for each category were then selected in phase two. The judges for the
competition were IDA, SiTF, SCS, MOE, and Digital Life.
; Results of the Express IT! iN2015 Competition was announced at a Award Ceremony
today, 17 Nov 2005. The top three winners received their prizes from Dr Balaji
Sadasivan, SMS (MICA).
; The prizes were awarded as follows:
stndrdCategory 1 Prize 2 Prize 3 Prize
Primary $3,000.00 $1,500.00 $ 500.00
School Kean Lin Weijun Ryan Lim Dave Chua Hong Kai
(Xingnan Primary (Parry Primary School) (Fuhua Primary
Xingnan Primary also wins $10,000.
Secondary $5,000.00 $2,500.00 $1,000.00
and Pre-Wang Liang Yau, Bernard Shum Jen Kwok Mingyao Kelvin
University Choo Tze Keong, Yong (Raffles Institution)
Chua Song Guan, (Hwa Chong Institution)
Leong Rong Teng
Tampines Junior College also wins $10,000.
Open $8,000.00 $4,000.00 $2,000.00
Aw Joo Yee Jacqueline Chia Siak Yan Vincent Madhusudan Pandya
; At the event, merit trophies were also presented to 21 participants. These merit awards
were presented by Mr Lam Chuan Leong (Chairman, IDA), Mr Andrew Sansom (Vice-
President, SCS), and Mr Stephen Lim, (Chairman, SiTF).
Exhibition of Express IT! iN2015 Top 30 Entries
; IDA will be showcasing the winning entries of Express IT! iN2015 in a roving exhibition,
to share the exciting visions that Singaporeans have for the nation’s infocomm
landscape. Public can view the winning entries at exhibitions held throughout the island:
18 -28 Nov 05 National Library @ Bras Basah, Level 8, Promenade
5 – 18 Dec 05 Marine Parade Community Library
23 – 30 Dec 05 Woodlands Regional Library
3 – 15 Jan 06 Tampines Regional Library
17 Jan – 6 Feb 06 Jurong Regional Library
; All qualified entries to the competition are also available on the iN2015 website,
www.iN2015.sg, for public viewing.
Synopsis of Express IT! iN2015 Winning Entries
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st1 Prize: Kean Lin Weijun, 10
Xingnan Primary School
“As a student, I wish that the facilities in school and at home will infuse technology a great deal. In this way, we do not need to fight over terminals when there are assignments to be completed. Every student should be equipped with high-tech facilities to assist us in learning. This will engage us further and learning will be fun.”
nd2 Prize: Ryan Lim, 12
Parry Primary School
Ryan’s vision of technology iN2015 is of more advanced devices. Space communication via laser, holographic technology, minute handphones, video watches, as well as thinking caps that will transmit knowledge when put on, are some of the sophisticated gadgets and technologies that will become widely available in year 2015.
rd3 Prize: Dave Chua Hong Kai, 11
Fuhua Primary School
Dave sees prevalent use of technology in the classroom of the future. PDAs and video-conferencing are just some of the many tools that students can use to help their learning.
Name Age School Type of Entry
Shermaine Lee Jie Ying 10 Zhonghua Primary Drawing Painting
Lei Yu Chong 9 De La Salle School Essay – Written
Cassandra Sim Hui Zhen 12 Parry Primary School Drawing/Painting
Jonathan Tsang 11 De La Salle School Drawing/Painting
Rachel Wong Lai Yin 12 Parry Primary School Essay – Written
Zhang Kai Yun 11 Yangzheng Primary Drawing/Painting
Gavin Ng 11 De La Salle School Digital Video, Multimedia
Venus Lee Yan 11
Cassandra Lim 11
Tiffanie Lim 11
Keegan Tan 11
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st1 Prize: Wang Liang Yau, 17; Choo Tze Keong, 17;
Chua Song Guan, 17; Leong Rong Teng, 17
Tampines Junior College
Title: Ten Years After
This web presentation shows inventions such as a robotic rabbit that consumes real food and cell phones containing personal ID. The presentation also shows the use of innovative technology to help students learn in a creative classroom environment.
nd2 Prize: Bernard Shum Jen Yong
Hwa Chong Institution
Title: Hip Hop: Learning will be completely transformed
Bernard introduces the Hip Hop concept. Hip Hop is a virtual character that can be personalised into a virtual representation of oneself. Through Hip Hop, students can play simulation games that will aid learning. This Hip Hop concept promises to bring learning out of the classroom, into homes, cinemas and food centres, via a specially designed mobile gadget characterized by the Hip Hop character. The use of interactive games will also make learning dynamic and interesting, and students will better appreciate and apply what they have learned.
rd3 Prize: Kwok Mingyao Kelvin, 15
For Kelvin, the future is dreamed to be one with integration of new technologies and electronic devices into our everyday lives. With information flowing through just one portal, the internet, information can be accessed anywhere, anytime, and on any device that can connect to it. Faster, cheaper internet connections, a fully wireless country, improved functionalities of existing electronic devices and equipment, and the use of robots are also envisioned.
Name Age School Type of Entry
Chua Song Guan 17 Tampines Junior College Cartoon/Illustration
Ho Yixiang Adeline 15 Kranji Secondary School Essay – Written
Lau Song Leng 15 Anglican High School Essay – Written
Sarah Ong Mei Shan 16 Anglican High School Essay – Written
Rahimah Bte Haron NA Fuhua Secondary School Cartoon/Illustration
Wong Weishun 16 National Junior College Drawing/Painting
David Michael Phuah 15 St Patrick’s School Essay – Written
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st1 Prize: Aw Joo Yee Jacqueline, 31
Jacqueline envisions an interesting future where the traditional communication technologies and mediums of today are going to be radically altered and highly influenced. Through a glimpse into a day of a typical family in the year 2015, Jacqueline shares with us how infocomm will enhance peoples’ lives in the future.
nd2 Prize: Chia Siak Yan Vincent, 30
Title: True Intelligence and not mere Gimmicks
This essay expounds Vincent’s vision of a truly intelligent framework and its components. Vincent acknowledges the excellence of Singapore’s existing infocomm technologies, and emphasises the need to build upon the “intelligence” of the overall framework which covers communication networks, information and application servers, personal devices, as well as innovative and appropriate software. The three key expectations of this intelligent framework are that it will enhance the existing way of life, work unobtrusively in the background, and is safe, efficient and reliable.
rd3 Prize: Madhusudan Pandya, 38
Madhusudan anticipates a future where converged infocomm technologies will develop new ways in which people will live, learn, work and play. He identifies five key aspects of life, namely, lifestyle experience, entertainment, healthcare, education and community development, where infocomm technologies will pervade and enhance.
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Name Age Company/School Type of Entry
Aletheia Chan Woon NA Distinction Tutorial School Essay – Written
Goh Kun Yi 19 Ngee Ann Polytechnic Essay – Written
Lee Lup Yuen 36 NCS Pte Ltd Digital Video/Multimedia Loh Peng Cheong NA CROWN Asia Pacific Essay – Written
Shane Ng Soo Lian 25 Singapore Management Essay – Written
Yap Kim Ming 19 Nanyang Polytechnic Cartoon/Illustration Leonard Lin Guan 24 Singapore Management Digital Video/Multimedia Cheng University
Chin Wenying 21
Celine Tan 21
Jocelyn Tan 21
For media clarification, please contact:
Cindy Christine KONG
Manager, Corporate & Marketing Communication Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Tel: 6211-1997
HO Ka Wei
Manager, Corporate & Marketing Communication Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Tel: 6211-0273
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