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i-Space: Inter-secondary Schools Green Deck VR Competition

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room, One Button Studio, Digital Studio and Digital Creativity Workstations

Inter-secondary Schools VR competition for Green Deck Landscape Design

 

Objectives

  • To enhance public awareness on environmental and social issues 
  • To educate students on the topics related to sustainable, green and healthy living
  • To nurture students’ creative thinking and design skills
  • To support STEM education by promoting the emerging VR technology among teachers and students 

 

Participants

  • Secondary school students
  • Each secondary school may nominate two to four students to form a team to join the competition

Results Announcement of First Round Competition

A total of 12 teams are shortlisted to the finalist in the competition. Congratulations to our contestants ! All contestants of finalist teams will receive an official certificate of participation.

No. School Name (in alphabetical order)
1 CCC Ming Yin College 中華基督教會銘賢書院                              
2 Christian Alliance International School 宣道國際學校
3 Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College  宣道會陳朱素華紀念中學
4 HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School 香港聖公會何明華會督中學
5 Ling Liang Church M H Lau Secondary School 靈糧堂劉梅軒中學
6 Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School 樂善堂顧超文中學
7 Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School 樂善堂余近卿中學
8 Man Kwan Pak Kau College 萬鈞伯裘書院
9 Pui Ching Middle School 香港培正中學
10 St. Francis Xavier's School, Tsuen Wan 荃灣聖芳濟中學
11 St. Paul's Convent School 聖保祿學校
12 Ying Wa College 英華書院

Timeline

Timeline

Important Dates

Activities

 

First Round Competition

24 March 2021 (Wednesday)

 

Open for registration

Online registration period: 24 March to 17 May 31 May 2021

 

  Registration Closed    

 

24 April 2021 (Saturday)

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

 

Briefing session & Landscape design webinar (Online via ZOOM)

(*In Cantonese supplemented with English PowerPoint when applicable)

17 May 2021 (Monday)

Extended submission deadline to 31 May 2021 (Monday)

Deadline for submission

Each team must submit the following information either in Chinese or English.

  • A PowerPoint file illustrating the ideas of Green Deck landscape design  (with no more than 10 slides) 
  • A supplementary 2 minutes video clip to illustrate the ideas (optional)
  • Submit the file(s) by email to lbms@polyu.edu.hk

Acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to participants within 2 working days.

7 Jun 2021 (Monday)

 

Results announcement of the first round competition

20 finalist teams will enter into the final round VR competition

(*As a token of appreciation, contestants who are not shortlisted for the final round will receive a certificate of participation.)

 

Final Round Competition

July 2021

Training session - Part 1. Landscape design and 3D modelling (Online/Face-to-Face)

Landscape Design Webinar  (Online via MS Teams)

Date: 3 July 2021 (Saturday) 

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

SketchUp Workshop - Beginner Level (Face-to-Face, 2 identical sessions) 

Date: 26 & 29 July 2021 (Monday & Thursday) 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Venue: Chai Wan Campus, THEi

 

SketchUp Workshop - Advanced Level (Face-to-Face, 2 identical sessions) 

Date: 27 & 30 July 2021 (Tuesday & Friday) 

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Venue: Chai Wan Campus, THEi

 

Offered by Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

In Cantonese supplemented with English PowerPoint when applicable

August 2021

Training session - Part 2. VR software (Online)

Unity Workshop - Beginner Level (Online via MS Teams, 3 identical sessions) 

Date: 3, 5 & 10 August 2021 (Tuesday, Thursday & Tuesday) 

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Unity Workshop - Advanced Level (Online via MS Teams, 3 identical sessions) 

Date: 12, 17 & 19 August 2021 (Thursday, Tuesday & Thursday) 

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

 

Offered by Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

29 October 2021 (Friday)

Deadline for the final round submission

Each team must submit the following information either in Chinese or English:

  • A Word or PPT document to describe Green Deck landscape design within 10 pages
  • A video clip to explain the design and the VR game within 10 minutes
  • UNITY VR game with compiled project files or source codes when applicable

November 2021

Results announcement  &

Award presentation ceremony

(*In the view of the latest situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony may be postponed or cancelled without prior notice.)

Designated Software Platform

  • UNITY VR game engine (Free version)
  • SketchUp software for 3D modelling (Free web version)

 

Rules and Regulations

  • Only one participating team from each school will be accepted. Each team should consist of 2 to 4 students.
  • Secondary school students of all years, including those graduating in 2021, are eligible for the competition.
  • Each team can only submit one VR project for Green Deck Landscape Design for the competition.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to display the entries for exhibition and other promotion purposes.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to announce and reveal the winners’ names and photos for promotion purposes.
  • Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-returnable and non-refundable in any situation.
  • By submitting an entry, the participants acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Rules & Regulations of the competition.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend and/or cancel the activities as well as the Rules & Regulations without prior notice.
  • All entries must be original and have not been published in other occasions before. By submitting an entry, the participants warrants that the entry neither contains any third party copyrighted materials nor infringes the intellectual property rights of any third parties. Participants should also be aware that the content should not include obscene, violence, religion, politics or any other inappropriate content. The Organisers reserve the right to disqualify against any entry or team that violates the rules without prior notice.
  • In case of any dispute, the Organisers reserve the right of final decision.

 

Final Round Submission (Deadline: Friday, 29 October 2021)
Contestants must submit the following information:

  • A Word or PPT document to describe Green Deck landscape design within10 pages
  • A video clip to explain the design and the VR game within10 minutes
  • UNITY VR game with compiled project files or source codes when applicable

 

Judging Criteria

First Round 

  • Innovativeness (70%)
  • Graphic Design and Presentation (30%)

Final Round

Graphic Design (40%)
  • Exhibit a high level of aesthetics in the overall graphic design (e.g. through colour, proportion, composition, etc) of the Green Deck landscape
Innovativeness (30%)
  • Demonstrate uniqueness, originality, creativity, and realisation in the Green Deck landscape design
  • Showcase key benefits of the proposed landscape design, such as unity, emphasis, balance, simplicity and variety
Virtual Reality Feature (20%)
  • Precise and adequately apply virtual reality features to illustrate the landscape design
  • Provide an immersed VR experience and interaction with virtual environment
Presentation (10%)
  • Clearly explain the design concepts and principles behind
  • Provide a user-friendly design with easy-to-follow instructions for users

 

Jury Panel

Entries shall be adjudicated by a Jury Panel composed of the following members:

 

Head Juror

Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Jury Members

Prof. Leslie Chen, JP, Dean of the Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

Prof. Qing Li, Head of the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Alex Lui, Project Director (Green Deck), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr Shirley Wong, University Librarian, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ms Theresa Yeung, Director, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd

*All names are in alphabetical order by last name

 

Remarks: The Organizing Committee may change the composition of the Jury Panel without prior notice.

 

Prize

Champion

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

Trophy & Certificate
Chance to showcase their winning VR games at Green Deck Exhibitions

 

Organised by

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Green Deck Project Management Office, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Collaborated by

Faculty of Design and Environment, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong

 

Funded by

Registration & Enquiry

Contact Person: Mr Benjamin Lam

Phone : 2766 6895

Email : lbms@polyu.edu.hk

Background of Green Deck

Green Deck A Catalyst for Vibrant Community

Due to heavy cross-harbour traffic, Hung Hom District had encountered long time problems of noise, dust, poor air quality, overloaded footbridge, poor district connectivity and lack of open space. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has thus proposed the construction of a Green Deck over the Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza to help resolve these problems.

With funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, PolyU has recently embarked on a Project Development Study of the Green Deck.  The proposed Green Deck would be covered by green landscape to form a public park which could improve air quality in surrounding environment. Also, there would be green open space with cultural, leisure and sport facilities for the local communities. By linking up PolyU campus, MTR Hung Hom Station and Tsim Sha Tsui East, Green Deck would also enhance the pedestrian connectivity among the nearby districts and act as a catalyst for vibrant community.