The 9th Star Awards

CONTESTANTS

50,962

UNIVERSITIES

150

CLUSTERS

6

TOTAL PRIZES

400

million VND

CHAMPION

Team DNA

Da Nang Ambassadors

HOST

Đa Nang

University

Star Awards contest is organized a view to creating an English playground for university students across the country and increasing their awareness about the importance of a foreign language in studying and the future career.

In 2015, for the first time ever, Star Awards was organized on a national scale with three main university clusters. Through time, the contest has affirmed its prestige and expanded its scale. Since 2017, Star Awards has officially become an academic contest, co-organized by 6 university clusters all over the country, including Thai Nguyen, Ha Noi, Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. Wilmar CLV is honored to be the sponsor of the contest under the sponsorship of Simply Rice-Bran Oil.

Carrying on the success of the 10th contest with the participation of more than 65,000 contestants from 172 colleges and universities all over the country, the 11th Star Awards will be hosted by Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City from August to December 2022. Under the theme of GENERATION Z AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, this year’s contest aims to bring so much more interesting experience for the contestants through three rounds – Starship, Starlight and Star Union.

Through the objectives of the contest, we would like to urge students to persistently broaden knowledge, harness soft skills, especially presentation and English skills, to well prepare for the real working environment before graduation. With the confidence and youth spirit, it is certain that the students – the “future owners” of the country – will always “shine” in every situation.

In 2015, for the first time ever, Star Awards was organised on a national scale with three main university clusters. Through time, the contest has affirmed its prestige and expanded the scale. Since 2017, Star Awards has officially become an academic contest, co-organised by 6 university clusters all over the country, including Thai Nguyen, Ha Noi, Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho. Wilmar CLV is honoured to be the sponsor of the contest under the sponsorship of Simply Rice-bran Oil.

 

1. Co-organisers

● Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (Host of Star Awards 2022)

● Vietnam National University, Hanoi

● Hue University 

● The University of Da Nang

● Thai Nguyen University

● Can Tho University

2. Sponsor

Wilmar International Limited, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Singapore, is today Asia’s leading agribusiness group. Wilmar International is ranked amongst the largest listed companies by market capitalization on the Singapore Exchange. At the core of Wilmar’s strategy is an integrated agribusiness model that has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and 50 other countries. The Group has a multinational workforce of about 90,000 people.

Presented in Vietnam from 1998, Wilmar CLV (Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam) is proud to be a major group that specializes in Foodstuff, Feed Ingredients, Bio Ingredients and Distribution in the region. Today, we have successfully laid a strong foundation of Wilmar CLV in the region with the presence of 8 companies, 4 offices, 10 factories and over 2,300 employees. Currently, 7 of our 10 production facilities in Vietnam, in addition to supplying industrial users, are also manufacturers of consumer products, i.e. Oils & Fats, Flour, Rice, Grains Value-added Processing products (pre-mixes, egg noodles, macaroni) as well as Sauces & Condiments.

Our mission is to increase the happiness of consumers and customers via delivering world-class quality essential products cost efficiently.

1. Online Test Round – Starship

Multiple-choice Test: Contestant creates an account on the website starawards.vn to do the test. Each contestant has 5 official attempts for multiple-choice tests and unlimited turns for mock tests. There are 30 questions to answer in 35 minutes.  The attempt with the highest score and the shortest time will be used for ranking. The Cluster Organization Committees will shortlist the best contestants to test on English communication skills and select top 30 to the next round.

2. Semi-Final Round

The top 30 contestants in each cluster will be divided into 10 teams to build and propose ideas for 01 project/model/product to apply information technology, digital transformation in business models of enterprises. Top 5 excellent teams will enter the cluster final round. In addition, the contestants also participate in training activities, webinar to gain deeper knowledge in related fields to complete team’s project.

3. Cluster Final Round – Starlight

5 teams will in turn join the Warm-up, Acceleration and Presentation of projects. The team with the best performance in each cluster will enter the next round – the National Final Round.

4. National Final Round – Star Union

Teams will introduce and enter the project presentation in English. In addition, the contestants also participated in training activities, consulting, practical market experience and visited factories of Wilmar CLV Group and tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.

1. Online Test Round – Starship

❖ Format: Online tests on the website www.starawards.vn

The Online Test Round – Starship is simultaneously taken place at 6 clusters nationwide with the format of online testing on computers or mobile devices. When signing up accounts on the website, contestants are required to provide their factual personal information for the Organization Committee to verify and contact if necessary. After finishing the registration, each contestant will be provided with one account to do the test.

Each contestant has 5 attempts to do the test, of which the one with the best result will be used for assessment if the contestant is qualified to enter the next round. The contestant will access the Internet and do the online test with 30 questions in 35 minutes. Weekly, Top 10 contestants with the highest scores in each cluster will win weekly prizes.

2. Semi-Final Round

❖ Format: Each cluster must ensure that there are 30 contestants entering the semi-final round to divide into 10 teams (3 people each team) then 05 teams with excellent ideas will enter the cluster final round. Competition teams build and propose ideas for 01 project/model/product to apply information technology and digital transformation in the business model of enterprises.

10 Contestants have 12 days to develop their ideas and submit their completed entries to the Organizing Committee within the stipulated time. (The entry must fully present the purpose, role, function, usability, novelty, innovation of the product, pricing of the product in the market) The judges will assess the 10 entries of the teams. The top 5 teams with the highest scores will participate in the Cluster Final round

3. Cluster Final Round – Starlight

Format

 The Cluster Final Round consists of 3 following parts:

● Part 1:Warm-up (20% of total score) 

05 teams answer 20 multiple-choice questions in English directly on the computer, within 10 minutes. The content of the questions related to general knowledge of social issues, education, digital transformation, intellectual property.

Each correct answer gets 20 points, wrong answer does not deduct points. The maximum score for this test is 400 points.

● Part 2: Acceleration (20% of total score)

The teams answer 10 crosswords in English and find the final keyword: The teams will choose to open each crossword and answer the questions. The form of questions is videos of data, logical thinking, arrangement… The time to think and answer each question is 30 seconds.

The team that chooses the correct answer will receive 40 points, and the wrong answer will be deducted 10 points. The remaining 04 teams win the right to answer by pressing the bell, correct answers get 25 points, wrong answers will not deduct points. The crosswords are the hints to find the key word of this round. For each correct answer, a suggested image corner for the keyword will be opened.

Contestants can press the bell to win the right to answer keywords at any time. Correct answer within the first 2 questions is 80 points, in the next 2 questions is 60 points, from the remain questions is 40 points. If the answer is incorrect, the team must end the test. The maximum score for this section is 440 points

                     ● Part 3: Idea Presentation

The teams take turns to present ideas and answer questions from the opponent team. The teams have a maximum time of 07 minutes to introduce and briefly present the highlights of their projects. (The presentation encourages the use of information technology to increase the attractiveness and persuasiveness of the project). Which includes the following:

* Functions, features of the project.

* The project’s value.

* Potential for consumption when deployed to the market.

Presentation content must be submitted to the Organizing Committee 3 days before the final round is held. At the end of the team’s presentation, the team assigned to debate will be allowed to ask a maximum of 2 questions. The time for the opponent team to ask questions is 1 minute, the presenting team has a maximum of 3 minutes to answer the question. The language used during the Cluster Finals is English.

The team with the highest score combined from the above 3 parts will represent the cluster to attend the National Final Round in Ho Chi Minh City. The Cluster Judging Council will give suggestions for the team to complete the idea.

4. National Final Round – Star Union

The National Final Round will be held in Ho Chi Minh City and hosted by the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. This round includes the following activities:

4.1. Project Consultancy and Training Activities

Before the day of the National Final Round, the teams will get advice from the Panel of Judges to finalize their projects and attend training courses on presentation and debate in English as well as other skills.

4.2. Voting the most favourite team

The teams will design 01 video introducing the team and the contest project and submit it to the Organizing Committee according to the specified time (7 days before the National Finals). The videos will be uploaded by the Organizing Committee to the contest’s official fanpage and voted for “Most Favorite Team”.

4.2. The National Final Round

Format:

Top 6 teams representing 6 clusters to join the National Final Round will go through these following parts:

● Part 1: Introduction

– 06 teams introduce their teams (hobbies, talents, dynamism, creativity of the members), and at the same time show the team’s perception of digital transformation thinking in society. – 06 teams have a maximum of 05 minutes to introduce their team in English.

+ The introductions of the competing teams are presented in a variety of forms.

+ Teams can ask collaborators to support the contest, but no more than 5 people and are not allowed to participate in the speaking part of the team.

The maximum score for this test is 200 points.

● Part 2: Calling for investment (80% of points)

– The final round will be held in the form of calling for project investment. The teams presented and called for investment capital.

– 06 projects will be presented on stage. The Organizing Committee will invite 30 investors, experts in the field of digital transformation, information technology, and intellectual property to participate in project evaluation.

Each team has a maximum of 08 minutes to briefly introduce the value of the team’s products and projects, in order to impress and attract investors and experts to invest in their projects. (The presentation encourages the use of information technology to increase the attractiveness and the persuasiveness of the project).

The powerpoint must be submitted by the contest team to the Organizing Committee 5 days before the organization of the national final round. It emphasizes the following:

* Highlights of the project

* Potential for consumption when deployed to the market.

* The reason the Organizing Committee have to invest in the project.

At the end of each team’s presentation, the Jury Council will ask a maximum of 02 questions to the team, and the team has 3 minutes to respond to the judges’ questions. After finishing the presentation and critique of 06 teams, investors and experts will conduct investment voting for each project. For each investment ticket, the team will be added 30 points. The project that receives the most investment, has the highest score will be the final winning team. 

The official language in the National Final Round is English. From the total score of the three parts, the Panel of Judges will choose 1 first prize, 1 second prize, 1 third prize and 3 consolation prizes.

3.3. Experiencing the market tour

After the contest, all teams will have practical experience with a market tour, paying a visit to the distribution channels and factories of Wilmar CLV.

3.4. Experiencing the local tourism

Apart from the market tour, the teams will pay a visit to many tourist attractions in HCMC.

1. Online Test Round – Starship

Weekly, the Top 10 contestants in each cluster with the highest scores and shortest times in multiple-choice tests will be rewarded with a gift bag from Wilmar CLV. Additionally, the Top 5 will also be awarded VND 500,000 each.

2. Cluster Final Round – Starlight

The prizes in each Cluster Final Round include:

    • 01 first prize: VND 10,000,000 + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 01 second prize: VND 5,000,000 + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 03 third prize: VND 2,000,000 + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 05 consolation prizes: VND 1,000,000 + gift bag from Wilmar CLV

3. National Final Round – Star Union

    • 01 first prize: VND 40,000,000 + trophy + flowers + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 01 second prize: VND 20,000,000 + flowers + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 01 third prize: VND 15,000,000 + flowers + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 03 consolation prizes: VND 5,000,000+ flowers + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • 01 prize for the cluster with the most voted introduction video by contestants: VND 5,000,000 + flowers + gift bag from Wilmar CLV
    • The contestants winning the first/ second/ third prize will have chances to get an internship at Wilmar CLV.

Step 1: Access to the contest website – starawards.vn – then click “TEST NOW” button to do the test or to create an account

Step 2: Fill in the registration form as required and create an account

Step 3: Read the contest’s rules thoroughly. Contestants can choose to do the mock test to get used to the type of the questions and the format of the test

Step 4: Click “Multiple-choice Test” to do the “Multiple-choice Test” (maximum 5 attempts)

Step 5: Click “Submit” to finish the test and view the multiple-choice test results.

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