smart Malaysia and University of Wollongong Malaysia (UOW Malaysia) join forces

SHAH ALAM: smart Malaysia has collaborated with the University of Wollongong Malaysia and launched a short video competition aimed at university students.

The theme for the competition is ‘Electrifying The Future.’

In this competition, UOW Malaysia students are invited to showcase their creativity by submitting their most imaginative videos on the topic: "What do you think the world will be like when electric cars become the norm?"

This competition aims to discover and nurture creative content creators who can envision and articulate the future of sustainable mobility.

The start of the competition on 31 May 2024 saw over 100 students attending a briefing.

Open to students and teams of 3 to 4 from UOW Malaysia, participants are required to submit their videos, each 2-3 minutes in duration, by 7 August 2024 to their respective schools.

Submissions will be judged by two representatives from each organization.

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The criteria for selecting the winners will be based on creativity, originality, relevance to the theme, storytelling effectiveness, and overall production quality.

Each entry will be carefully evaluated to ensure that the winning submissions truly capture the essence of 'Electrifying The Future' and demonstrate innovative perspectives on the role of electric vehicles in shaping sustainable mobility.

The grand prize winner of the short video competition will receive RM5,000 per team.

Second place will be awarded RM4,000, and third place will receive RM3,000.

Additionally, an Honourable Mention Prize of RM1,000 per team will be given, along with a social media Most Likes and Shares Prize of RM1,000.

Winners and students from UOW Malaysia will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship program with smart Malaysia.

The winners will be announced in October 2024 in a prize giving ceremony.

The competition not only challenges students to produce engaging and visionary content but also offers an exceptional pathway to career development through an exclusive internship program with Proton New Energy Technology (Pro-Net) which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Proton, and the distributor of smart vehicles in Malaysia and Thailand.

This program is designed to pave the road to employment in the burgeoning new energy vehicle (NEV) sector, subject to a qualification process.

Follow smart Malaysia's Official Facebook for more information.

"We view our partnership with the University of Wollongong Malaysia as a testament to our dedication to empowering forward-thinking minds, ready to influence the narrative of sustainable transportation in the automotive industry," said Zhang Qiang, CEO of smart Malaysia.

"By collaborating with the bright minds at UOW Malaysia, our aim is to amplify their voices and harness their innovative ideas to envision the future of EV usage in today's modern environment," added Zhang.

Professor Dr Hiew Pang Leang, Vice Chancellor of UOW Malaysia, said, "This partnership builds on UOW Malaysia’s commitment to empowering future talents, which not only aligns with our dedication to academic excellence and innovation but also provides our students with invaluable industry exposure and opportunities in the rapidly evolving EV sector."
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