PITCHING COMPETITION FOR STUDENT LEADERS OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Rules and Regulations

1. Team

  • Each team shall be comprised of three (3) participants and the total number of teams shall not exceed sixty-four (64) prior to the commencement of the competition;
  • Each higher education institution shall not be represented by more than two (2) teams respectively;
  • The participation of each team shall depend entirely on early registration and/or availability of spaces. There will be no guarantee that both teams from the same higher education institution will participate;
  • Members of each team must be from the same higher education institution;
  • Every participant must be registered and currently enrolled student at the their respective higher education institutions;
  • Members of each team must be from the same higher education institution;
  • Every participant must be a registered and currently enrolled student at their respective higher education institutions;
  • All participants shall ensure their registration forms are duly filled and the accuracy of information submitted therein. Applications for registration after 15th September 2017  shall not be entertained;
  • The composition of each team must be of mixed gender; and
  • It is within the authority of the Organisers that teams be selected randomly to check eligibility of members, and any decision undertaken based on a violation of the rules and regulations stipulated, shall be deemed as final. No appeal shall be entertained.

 

2. Subject Matter of the Elevator Pitch

  • Participants are at liberty to curate the content of their elevator pitch within the scope of providing one type of futuristic learning and how it will revolutionise the education system;
  • All elevator pitches shall include the tagline “Pitch for Progress”;
  • There may be more than one (1) representative speaker per team but only one (1) shall speak at a time, using courteous and appropriate language;
  • The medium of communication shall be in English and/or Bahasa Malaysia;
  • As the elevator pitch will be conducted orally, the use of Powerpoint or any other type of presentation slides during the said pitch is strictly prohibited;

 

3. Format

  • All teams selected for the competition shall partake in the First Round. Fifty percent (50%) of those shall qualify to the Second Round. The best eight (8) teams shall qualify to the Finals.

 

4. Timing

First and Second Round:

  • Each team shall be given not more than two (2) minutes to present their ideas. A bell will be rung to inform the participants that the presentation has ended; and
  • At the end of each presentations, all teams will then go through five (5) minutes of Q&A.

Finals:

  • Each team shall be given no more Thant two (2) minutes to present their ideas. A bell will be rung to inform the participants that the presentation has ended;and
  • At the end of each presentation, all teams will then go through three (3) minutes of Q&A.

 

5. Judging

  • Teams will be assessed based on the following categories:
    • Pitch Idea
    • Presentation
    • Q&A Performance
  • Pitch Idea
    • Encompasses, but not limited to , the futuristic learning concept/ approach, the uniqueness and applicability of the idea to Malaysian Higher education, and/ or whether it helps address an existing challenge.
  • Presentation
    • Encompasses, but not limited to, the presentation style, language used, clarity in communication, confidence and teamwork.
  • Q&A Performance: Encompasses, but not limited to, the ability to respond to questions confidently, concisely, and creatively, application of on the spot logic and teamwork.
  • Ideas and suggestions shall be judged by pragmatic considerations and efficacy of implementation;
  • Clarity in communicating ideas, proper use of language, quality of response during the Q&A and effective time management shall be taken into account when assessing the elevator pitches;
  • The winning teams to come up with an idea that is executable and actionable in improving the perception of higher education for MOHE at institutional or national level; and
  • The judges’ decisions are final and shall not be subject to review or appeal by the participants.

 

6. Miscellaneous 

  • All participants must be present for both days of the competition. Failure to comply will result in the automatic disqualification of the relevant team. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of both days, and all participants must be present throughout; and
  • Amendments to team composition post-registration shall be subject to the discretion of the organisers.