CIPTA Award lures Tutong residents
A ROADSHOW on the Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2015 competition took place at the Seri Kenangan Hall yesterday to attract participation from Tutong residents.
Hj Ady Syarmin Hj Mohd Taib, chairperson of the Information and Publicity Committee, delivered a presentation on how the annual competition nurtures creativity and innovation, while Siti Mazulianawati Hj Abd Majid of the Technical Committee explained the competition rules.
During the roadshow, a question-and-answer session was also held alongside a mini exhibition on previous CIPTA projects.
The committee members also conducted a brainstorming session that provides students with the opportunity to experience the process of generating ideas. Students then explored the different approaches to finding a solution to a problem.
“This process enabled students to experience the process that inventors normally go through when coming up with an invention,” said Hj Ady Syarmin.
There are three categories in the competition: “Category One – Creating New Product, Process or Technology”; “Category Two – Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology”; and “Category 3 – Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology by Young Inventors”.
Meanwhile, the Smart Junior Competition is a new addition to CIPTA for lower secondary school students.
This year, the prizes have been revised with a new structure offering increased cash awards for winners as a financial incentive to further develop their winning inventions, and also to draw quality entries from more participants.
More information and registrations forms are available on the CIPTA website at www.itb.edu.bn/cipta. The deadline for registration to participate in the competition is October 30.
Among the 70 people in attendance at the roadshow were Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Mohd Ali and Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Orang Kaya Jaya Putera Dato Paduka Hj Muhd Taha Abd Rauf.
The Brunei Times