Rules and Regulations for the 9th Macao-wide IT Competition ALICE 3D Programming Contest

OBJECTIVE

The main objective of this Information Technology (IT) competition is to promote the application of IT and cultivate IT talents and interests with an aim to facilitate IT development in Macao.

ELIGIBILITY *

The 9th ALICE competition is open to the following two categories:

  • Secondary School Category: all secondary students in Macao. Each team (2 to 3 members) in this category may have a secondary teacher as its mentor (optional). A mentor can assist the team with the technical aspects of the competition but the creative aspects should be the work of the students. A mentor can assist no more than 2 teams. Members and mentor of a team must be from the same school.
  • Open Category: all Macao residents over 18 years of age, including foreign students attending universities/higher education institutions in Macao. Each participating team in this category must comprise of between 2 to 3 members.

 

* Macao ID cards, valid Student or Teacher ID cards are required for verification of eligibility.

Competition Format

  • For Secondary School Category, the participating teams are required to use ALICE 2.x (2.4 or above) programming world to write a program to tell a Story or play a Game.
  • For Open Category, the participating teams are required to use ALICE 3.x (3.3 or above) programming world to write a program to tell a Story or play a Game.
  • The playtime/demo time of the Story or Game should not be less than 1 minute but no more than 3 minutes for Secondary School Category and should not be less than 2 minutes but no more than 5 minutes for the Open Category. Marks will be deducted if the playtime is outside this range.
  • Each team must make an oral presentation (10 minutes) of the program (on a date to be determined) after the submission of the program. The oral presentation should consist of a presentation (explaining the program) and a Q&A session for the judges. Each team must demo their Alice world during the presentation.
  • All members of the participating teams must participate in the presentation to address possible questions by the judges. 5% of the total marks will be deducted for any team member’s absence. Teams that are absent from or late for the presentation will receive zero marks for the presentation part.top

Theme

The theme of the Story or Game should be related to Macao - Our Livable City.

 

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Registration

  • Participating teams are to complete the Entry Form and submit it by email or by post to the following address by 13 January 2017:
  • Meng Tak Building Room M539

    Macao Polytechnic Institute

    Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes Macao

    Email: ITC@ipm.edu.mo

  • Remember to indicate your interest in the Entry Form. Late entries will not be entertained. Acknowledgements of receipt will be sent via email.
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  • An in-class tutorial for ALICE programming will be provided for FREE by MPI for all interested participating teams on a date to be announced.

 

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Submission 1

  • All necessary files for each team are to be stored on an individual CD/ DVD containing a single ALICE world (in .a2w format for Secondary School Category and .a3p format for Open Category), a story or game movie file (.mov/.mp4) and documentation file (in .doc/.docx). The following information should be clearly labeled on the CD/DVD:

(a) title of your Story or Game

 

(b) names of the members (and mentor if applicable)

 

(c) name and email address of the team leader (corresponding member)

 

  • The file names for the submission should be work.a2w for Secondary School Category and work.a3p for Open Category, work.mov/.mp4 and submission.doc/docx. Note that proper documentation is very important to illustrate the overall quality of their work.
  • The program submitted must be a single a2w or a3p file. Marks will be deducted for missing files and more than one .a2w/.a3p files.
  • A signed Declaration of Original Work form must be submitted along with the CD/ DVD.
  • Participating teams are to submit the CD/DVD and the Declaration of Original Work form in person. It must reach the following address by 5pm, 21 April 2017.

    Meng Tak Building Room M539

    Macao Polytechnic Institute

    Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes

    Macao

    Email: ITC@ipm.edu.mo

  • One submission is allowed for each team. Each team member can only participate in one team.

1 Please make sure that the correct program and the required files are submitted and that a properly working CD/DVD is submitted. The documentation and the Declaration of Original Work form will be provided by the organizer.

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Judging Criteria

  • The judging criteria are as follows:

    • Effectiveness (in conveying the story or in game playing) [25%]
    • Match of the theme [10%].
    • Creativity [15%]
    • Quality of code [25%]
    • Documentation [10%]
    • Oral presentation [10%]
    • Team work [5%]

  • A panel of judges consisting of external experts will judge the programs based on the criteria set above.

Contents of Entries

Any entry which has been determined by the organizer or the judges to be obscene, illegal, unreasonably violent or contrary to any laws, regulations or public policies in Macao will be immediately disqualified.

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Intellectual Property Rights

  • The ALICE program submitted must be the participants’ own original work. A Declaration of Original Work form must be submitted along with their CD/DVD.
  • Each participating team must ensure that their entry does not infringe any copyright or any other intellectual property rights of any other third party in any part of the world.
  • All intellectual property rights relating to any entry submitted shall be deemed to be owned by MPI.
  • MPI shall have the exclusive right to use any or all of the intellectual property rights relating to any entry in whole or in part for non-commercial publicity without giving any of the participants any remuneration or royalties of any form whatsoever.
  • Participants must declare their sources for any imported media (images, sounds and 3D models) not produced and owned by themselves in the submission document (submission.doc).

Other Requirements

  • The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any competitor who does not comply with the Rules and Regulations.
  • The decision of the panel of judges is final. Appeals will not be entertained.
  • Under rare circumstances, the organizers reserve the rights to modify the Rules and Regulations for the competition.
  • If you have further queries, please contact the organizers through the following email: ITC@ipm.edu.mo

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Important Dates

Dates Events
25 November 2016 Announcement of the competition
10 December 2016 Information session (15:00 - 16:00 at Lecture Theater 3, 1/F MPI Wui Chi Building)
13 January 2017 Last day to submit the Entry Form for the competition
21 April 2017 Deadline to submit your program
June 2017 Oral Presentation
July 2017 Announcement of Winners

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Prizes 2

Secondary School Category
First Prize (1 team): MOP 15,000 for the team and 1 iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (or equivalent product) for the mentor
Second Prize (1 team): MOP 10,000 for the team and 1 iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (or equivalent product) for the mentor
Most Creative Idea Prize (1 team): MOP 8,000 for the team and 1 iPhone 7 Plus 128GB (or equivalent product) for the mentor
Merit Prize (3 teams): Canon Canon CP1200 Photo Printer (or equivalent product) for each member and the mentor

 

 

Open Category
First Prize (1 team): MOP 15,000
Second Prize (1 team): MOP 10,000

 

2 A team will only be awarded at most one prize.

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