THE entries came pouring in from all over the country as phase one of the Maxis-Star Cyberlinq Web-Community Service Competition drew to a close last week.
Over 200 teams from 187 schools registered for the nationwide competition aimed at instilling positive values of community service among schoolchildren in both primary and secondary schools.
Of these, 82 finally managed to put their websites together and the 40 short-listed will proceed to the second phase of the competition. The short-listing panel comprised Maxis Commuications Berhad corporate communications department senior executive Norliza Samsudin, Warisan Global Sdn Bhd CEO/director Dhakshinamoorthy and its market access manager Emily Barner, The Media Shoppe Sdn Bhd Microsite trainer Andrew Tan and StarEducation journalist Philip Augustine.
“I am very impressed with the amount of effort, initiative and teamwork put in by the students and their teachers in coming up with their websites and community project proposals,” says chief judge Norliza.
She was also pleased to see entries from rural schools such as SK Sungai Penipah, located in a remote area in Sarawak.
Norliza said the sustainability of a project and its ability to reach out to the community were the key determining factors in selecting the top 40 teams.
Each team will be given RM1,000 to implement part of their community service projects. Every team member and supervising teacher will also receive a Hotlink starter kit.
In phase two, teams will implement their project ideas and update their website over a period of two months. After this, they will be given an additional RM1,000 to complete their projects and another RM500 will be given to the team members as a reward.
The websites and community project ideas fall under one of the following themes: charity, culture and arts, education, sports, environment and entertainment.
A list of the 40 top teams and the themes of their projects is given below.
In addition, a list of the first 30 schools to submit their entries and which are eligible for the early-bird prize of a Maxis backpack is available at the contest website – www.maxis.communities.com.my/cyberlinQ
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