1st SG50 competition receives more than 70 submissions from students

1st SG50 competition receives more than 70 submissions from students

SINGAPORE - More than 70 submissions from students across local universities and polytechnics were received for 'Local Champions, Global Leaders', the first SG50 competition which brings companies and tertiary students together.

Jointly organised by SPRING Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board and International Enterprise Singapore, this initiative recognises those who have built the nation and also the contributions of local companies.

'Local Champions, Global Leaders' together with '50 Schools, 50 SMEs' are two projects organised by the SG50 Economic & International Committee. Both projects will be showcased in a public exhibition on Singapore's economic story which will be unveiled in mid-2015.

The student submissions will be judged by a panel which comprises representatives from various sectors, including Mr Teo Siong Seng, President of the Singapore Business Federation and Mr Kurt Wee, President of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises.

The judges will assess the submissions based on the display of entrepreneurial spirit, values, and contributions of local champions and global leaders.

"Many of our local companies have distinguished themselves and remained competitive by being innovative, progressive and forward looking despite the challenging business landscape. In fact, a sizeable number of these companies have expanded beyond our shores and this is testament to how far we have come as a nation," said Mr Wee.

Voters can vote both online and on-site. Starting today, members of the public can view the students' works and vote for their favourite exhibits at the Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405. The on-site voting will close on Feb 9.

Prizes to the winning student teams will be presented by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Co-Chair of the SG50 Economic and International Committee, on Feb 10.

stephluo@sph.coms.g

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