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Website Designing Competition 2017

Are you interested in creating websites?

If you do not have training, are you interested in learning web design? 

Do you want to engage in teamwork and create a website that will benefit the community?

Software Foundation (Fiji) presents Website Designing Competition. In order to enter the competition, you are required to select a team and pick a humanitarian theme which will help the community. The competition is open to secondary school and tertiary (university) students. You can have a minimum of 1 member and maximum of 4 members in your team.

The competition of open to the  South Pacific region. 

 

Phase 1 Development of the website in a supervised environment (3 hrs)

Participants will have 2 months to prepare their website concepts, however they can only take approved material inside the lab as the website needs to be made in front of the supervisors.

Here are some resources for the CMS options:

Joomla

Word Press

http://top7webhostingservices.blogspot.com/

 

Drupal

 

 

Participants are welcome to host their websites on any free web hosting sites such as these:

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/compare/free/

http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/top-free-hosting-for-uk-businesses-1214296

 

Kentico

Phase 2 Presentation of the website to the judges and industry professionals (20 mins)

The panel of judges consists of industry professionals and academics from universities.

Please click here to find out about competition guidelines and criteria

 

Themes
– Participants can choose from one of the following themes: Fire Safety, Road Safety, Water Safety, Health/Disease related (STDs, Cancer, NCDs etc), Safety/Defense Systems/Security, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, LGBT Support, Environment, and Food Safety
– General theme: Website that will make a difference in an area of your choice.

How to enter

Please fill in this form to register your groups: https://goo.gl/forms/AY5DrkAsKsmNuqGT2

Accepted Content Management Systems (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Kentico)

Registration fees per team: Free for Secondary Students & Tertiary Students   

 

Key Dates

Finalisation of participating groups/Registration:                 21st August 2017

Competition:                                                                                   25th August 2017

Announcement of Winners:                                                         04th September 2017

Award and Dinner Night:                                                             09th September 2017

Prizes
– First Prize, Second Prize & Third Prize
– All participating members will be given certificate of participation from Software Foundation with an opportunity to do internships with Software Foundation Fiji

 

Organizing Committee

General Chair:     Ms. Swaran Ravindra (SF President)

Technical Chair:  Mr. Salman Raza (SF Vice-President)

Publicity Chair:    Miss. Swastika Chand

Awards Chair:      Dr. Rohitash Chandra

Panel of Judges:  TBA

Volunteers: Waisake Lima, Hannah Mua, Shivam Naidu, Anesh Lal, Atunaisa Muliaceva, Titilia Tavaga

 

Advisors: Dr. Rohitash Chandra (University of Sydney)

Posters:

Poster 1Poster 2

 

For more information, contact: swaran.ravindra@softwarefoundationfiji.org

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