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|SCG launches the first Hacks to Heal our Planet competition in Vietnam|
In Vietnam, SCG is cooperating with the Student Assistance Center to invite citizens aged 15 to 30 to unleash their talent and share their innovative ideas in the environmental sector with a total prize of up to VND100 million ($4,315). Through the contest, SCG not only hopes to create a large-scale playground for the talented new generation but also reaffirms its responsibility of leading young people to work together to build a greener and better planet.
Adopting the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approach, the idea-pitching contest Hacks to Heal our Planet is divided into three categories, including ideas to solve environmental problems and inequality, improve inclusion, diversity, and transparency, and fight injustice.
Piyapong Jriyasetapong, general director of SCG Vietnam said, “Being aware of the importance of the environment, young people have been very active in adopting green lifestyles. SCG would like to be a part of this movement by encouraging them to speak out for our planet."
"Through this contest, Vietnamese participants are provided with a platform where they can showcase their novel environmental solutions to their ASEAN counterparts and contribute to the sustainable development of the region in general and Vietnam in particular. By calling for the participation of the young, SCG believes we can ensure a greener and cleaner world for the next generations,” added Jriyasetapong.
The contest includes two rounds, the Vietnamese national round from May 10 to June 6 and the ASEAN regional round from June 6 to July 19.
People are able to apply for the contest individually or as a team – with a maximum of five members per team. Vietnamese participants are required to submit a video concept presentation, an artwork poster, a project proposal, and participant information at scg.sac.vn/ytuongxanh by the end of May 24.
The top 10 awards in Vietnam will be announced on June 6 and selected for the regional round to compete with other countries. In the final round, the top three in each category will present their ideas online on June 10 and the winners will be announced at the ESG Symposium in Thailand on July 19.
In addition, to motivate the nine best participants in the final regional round, the contest will be open for voting on the website from June 17 to July 12.
"This will be the first time that the Hacks to Heal our Planet contest will be held. I hope it can encourage young people to share their creative ideas and learn from each other. It will inspire more solutions that can be converted into reality and promote sustainable growth based on ESG standards in Vietnam and ASEAN,” said Jriyasetapong.