1. What can we expect from the challenges?
2. Is this the first year of the competition?
3. How long is the competition series?
4. What are the challenges in NIC 2012?
5. How do students prepare for the competition?
6. Who are the judges of the competition?
7. Can my school participate in all the challenges?
8. Can I send different teams to compete in different challenges?
9. Can the same team of students compete in different challenges?
About the National Infocomm Competition
- What can we expect from the challenges?
The challenges expose students to infocomm areas such as programming, mobile application development, networking, games development and cloud computing. Through this, the NIC aims to inculcate interest and raise exposure about infocomm among students so as to encourage them to take up infocomm as a career in the future.
- Is this the first year of the competition?
The National Infocomm Competition was inaugurated in 2005 and is now into its 7th year.
- How long is the competition series?
The NIC is a year-long competition that will begin from July 2012 to July 2013.
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About the Challenges in NIC 2012
- What are the challenges in NIC 2012?
Please refer to this link for the challenges in NIC 2012.
- How do students prepare for the competition?
Students who are sent to participate in the competition will attend workshops and training conducted by the various challenge organisers. For more information on the individual challenges, please click here for the NIC Calendar.
- Who are the judges of the competition?
Each competition will maintain their own rules and regulations. These will be available on the individual challenge websites.
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Participation in the National Infocomm Competition
- Can my school participate in all the challenges?
Yes, schools can opt to participate in any number of challenges they qualify for. However, in NIC2012,
schools no longer accumulate points from taking part in competitions to win a
circuit championship. Schools are free to join any competitions under the NIC
2012. Winning schools will be recognised at the annual awards ceremony.
- Can I send different teams to compete in different challenges?
- Can the same team of students compete in different challenges?
- My school does not have an Infocomm Club. Can my students participate in the NIC?
Yes, participants of NIC need not be Infocomm Club members.
- Is there still an annual NIC Knowledge Acquisition trip?
There will no longer be any annual NIC Knowledge Acquisition trip.
- I heard that IDA is supporting students to take part in regional/international competitions. How can I qualify?
competitions under the NIC have an overseas competition that is linked. The
organisers and school mentors will help the winning teams move on to compete at
a higher level. Students who go on to compete regionally/internationally and
win accolades will be recognised again at the annual NIC awards ceremony.
- What is happening to the circuit system?
The rules of NIC2012 has changed. There is no longer a circuit system for schools to compete as an overall champion. Instead, winners under the NIC 2012 will be recognised during the annual NIC Awards Ceremony.
- Can primary school students take part?
Sure! There are two competitions this time which caters to the primary school students – NSC Apps4Youth and Young ICT Explorers.
- Where will the circuit winners be going for the overseas trip this year?
As we have done away with the circuit champion, there will be no overall overseas trip for the winners. Instead, most of the competitions link up to an overseas competition, and winners can look forward to some form of support to go overseas and compete.
- How do we register for the NIC competitions?
You will register for the competitions directly with the organising companies/institutions.
- How many competitions do I need to take part to win the overall NIC?
Since there is no circuit system to compete in, schools need not stress over having to take part in multiple competitions to try and win the championship. Schools can focus on the areas that their students are strong in and invest resources to take part in the corresponding competition. The NIC competitions have been selected to have sufficient breadth in terms of coverage over the infocomm areas.